Chairman of the Board
Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund
Rory is well known for championing the improvement in quality standards and performance of pension trustees and the funds they represent. As Chair of numerous maritime industry pension schemes, including the Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund (MNOPF) and the Ensign Retirement Plan, Rory is experienced in the challenges facing trustees with both DB and DC pension provision. During Rory’s time at the MNOPF, the fund has bucked the trend of many UK pension schemes, seeing significant increases in funding through the innovative use of Fiduciary Management, buy-ins, buyouts and longevity swaps. Rory is also championing the next generation of pension provision, leading the maritime industry’s not-for profit DC master trust, the Ensign Retirement Plan. Outside of pensions, As a former trade union General Secretary Rory has over 35 years’ experience across the public and private sectors in the UK, Ireland and Europe.