Simone Lavelle, Partner

Simone Lavelle has a strong pensions industry background having worked with some of its leading players in her career. Her early career spanned risk management and control, which provided a strong technical and control foundation for her work in the pensions industry.

She joined Avida in 2014 where she is involved in projects for organisational change and client retention programmes. Prior to Avida she was Director at Law Debenture in the UK, where she co-managed the Independent Trustees Team as well as acting as an Independent Trustee. Prior to that she was COO/CFO at Cardano UK, responsible for shaping the financial, operational and support functions as well as risk governance. Simone started her career at ING, progressing to Rabobank International where she was Executive Director and Head of Risk Control.

Simone has an MSc in Business Administration, completed with executive education programmes at London Business School in Investment Management and Corporate Finance. At her time at Rabobank she participated in the Global Leadership Programme for High Performers.

Simone is a member of the PLSA (Pensions and Lifetimes Savings Association) and GARP (Global Association of Risk Professionals).

She has worked in the UK for over 20 years and previously in the Netherlands.