Dan Mikulskis

Dan leads the investment team at People’s Partnership, driving forward the investment strategy of The People’s Pension master trust, which has more than 6 million members and is one of the largest asset owners in the UK.

Dan is a big fan of cutting through the noise when it comes to investing and using clear principles to guide investment.

He has been operating in the investments sector since 2003. His previous career experience has included investment consulting roles at consultancy firms Lane, Clark and Peacock (LCP) – where Dan was a partner – Redington and Mercer.

Rachel Thomas

As Head of Premises and Facilities for People’s Partnership, Rachel ensures that our buildings and workspaces are fit for purpose, safe, healthy and a great place to work.

Rachel has over 30 years’ facilities management experience and a proven track record of success within a diverse range of facilities management and operational roles.

Rachel is key in driving employee well-being, psychological safety and sustainability initiatives and is a member of the British Institute of Facilities Management. Children’s charities are close to Rachel’s heart, and she is also a Trustee for a local charity, Crawley Community Youth Service, offering support and advice on facilities, health and safety and premises.

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Jim Islam

Jim is Chair of People’s Partnership Limited, our strategic board, having previously served as a Non-Executive Director for the Group. Jim is also Chair of the of the Remuneration & Nominations Committee.

Jim is an actuary with extensive board level leadership experience in insurance, investment management, and life and pensions sectors. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, USA, and a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.

Jim has held senior finance and general management roles at Lloyd’s of London and Legal & General Group. In his various Managing Director and Finance Director roles covering UK and global businesses, he developed and transformed market leading businesses, including Legal & General’s auto-enrolment pensions business.

Jim is also an RNLI Trustee, the charity that saves lives at sea as well as serving on the Board of OneFamily.

Mark Condron

Mark joined the Board in 2020 and is now Chair of the Trustee Board. Mark is a professional trustee and actuary with over 30 years’ pensions experience. During his early career, Mark held several senior positions with responsibility for pensions advisory and administration businesses.

He has helped many large UK pension funds and companies on all aspects of pension provision. He is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and an Accredited Professional Trustee.

Katie Porter

As the Senior Social Media Officer at People’s Partnership, Katie is responsible for ensuring a steady stream of highly engaging, relevant, and platform-optimised content for a range of external audiences, and turning complex information into high-quality, compelling content.

With a First Class BA Honours Marketing degree and seven years of marketing experience, Katie has worked across multiple sectors in digital marketing roles, both in the UK and Australia.

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David Sack

David is responsible for setting and reviewing People’s Partnership’s investment strategy, with the aim of delivering positive risk-adjusted returns for scheme members.

He began his career trading international equities at Greenwell Montagu for the firm’s account, before moving to similar roles at Societe Generale in London and Dresdner Bank AG in Frankfurt.

He has also worked for AXA Investment Managers in France, UBS, and Bank J. Safra Sarasin in Switzerland, where he was a member of the Cross-Asset Team, working on asset allocation.

David joined People’s Partnership in 2018, after leaving his previous role in Switzerland.

He has an MBA from Manchester Business School and an undergraduate degree in law. He is also a CFA charterholder.

Phil Taylor

As Business Development Team Manager, Phil is responsible for managing the central relationships with many of the UK’s leading actuarial and employee benefit firms.

He has over 30 years’ experience in workplace pensions and was previously DC Sales Director with Aegon and BlackRock. Phil is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.

Gareth Dee

Gareth is a Clients and Governance Analyst at People’s Partnership / The People’s Pension. He joined People’s Partnership in 2021.

Gareth’s responsibilities include assisting in the production of investment marketing and scheme reporting documentation, providing technical investment support for internal staff, financial advisors and employee benefit consultants; and conducting DC Pension market research and analysis.

Before joining People’s Partnership he held several investment research and proposition roles at Legal & General Assurance Society and Legal & General Workplace Savings. He also spent two years in investment analysis and compliance roles with, In Partnership – a national financial advice network.

Gareth holds the Diploma in Financial Planning and the Investment Management Certificate.

Rupert Farmelo

As National Payroll Relationship Manager for The People’s Pension, Rupert is responsible for leading relationships with our payroll business partners. He is committed to making workplace pensions as simple to manage as possible, for our employers and intermediaries, by enhancing our connections with payroll software providers using digital technology.

Rupert has over 20 years’ experience in financial services and is an associate member of the Chartered Institute for Payroll and Pension Professionals (CIPP).

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Sue Hunter

Sue Hunter is Chief Finance Officer at People’s Partnership.

Sue was previously at the Legal and General Group. During her long tenure there, she has held a variety of finance director roles in the savings, corporate and business performance divisions. She is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (ACMA). Sue joined People’s Partnership in November 2019.