Group executive

The board of Universities Superannuation Scheme Ltd is supported by a number of executives of the trustee company. Below are details of the trustee company senior executives.

Bill Galvin

Chief Executive

Bill was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer in August 2013. Before joining USS, Bill was CEO at the pensions regulator (tPR) for three years, and prior to that was executive director for strategy at tPR. Bill has also worked at Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) where he was responsible for the policy framework governing private pension protection through the period of establishment of tPR and the Pension Protection Fund.

Roger Gray

Chief Executive (USS Investment Management Ltd)

Roger was appointed Chief Investment Officer of USS Ltd in September 2009 and became the Chief Executive of the wholly-owned investment management subsidiary of USS Ltd (USS Investment Management Ltd), when it was established in October 2012. He was previously Chief Investment Officer for Hermes Fund Managers, Global Head of Asset Allocation and Currency for UBS Global Asset Management, CEO/CIO for UBS Asset Management Switzerland and CIO at Rothschild Asset Management. He has an MA from Oxford University in Philosophy, Politics and Economics and an AM in Economics from Harvard University. At Harvard, he was a teaching fellow in International Trade and Finance and Commodities and Securities markets.

Howard Brindle

Chief Operating Officer

Howard was appointed Chief Operating Officer for USS Investment Management Ltd in March 2012. Howard was previously head of JPMorgan’s European Transfer Agency Product and Chief Administration Officer for Lehman Brothers Asset Management Europe. Howard has BA Physics degree from Oxford University.

Guy Coughlan

Chief Risk Officer

Guy joined USS from Pacific Global Advisors where he was Chief Risk and Analytics Officer. Guy has also held several senior risk roles at JP Morgan, where he spent 17 years and finished as Head of the Pension Advisory Group in Europe.

David Barr

Chief People Officer

David joined USS in June 2017 after a short period as HR Consultant to the Group. David has over 30 years international business, change management and Executive HR experience in a variety of blue chip financial services companies including: The Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds TSB Group, The National Bank of Bahrain, Standard Life, Barclays Wealth, Equitable Life, and most recently as a Special Advisor at the Financial Conduct Authority.

David is a Chartered Banker, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. He completed Strategic HR Executive development at Harvard Business School and has a Master’s degree from Leicester University in Human Resource management.

Jeremy Hill

Group General Counsel

Jeremy rejoined USS as Group General Counsel in August 2014. Jeremy first worked at USS between 2009 and 2011 as general counsel for the investment management function. His previous roles have included responsibility for various areas of the legal coverage for the EMEA business at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, vice president at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers and legal advisor at the London Stock Exchange. Jeremy was General Counsel and a main board director at Martin Currie Investment Management.

Dominic Gibb

Group Chief Financial Officer

Dominic was appointed Group Chief Financial Officer in December 2017. Prior to USS he worked as a Managing Director at Lehman Brothers on their insolvency; he was previously EMEA Financial Controller, EMEA Mortgage Division CFO and EMEA Head of Expense Management & Procurement. Before Lehman Brothers he held various divisional and group CFO roles at Genesis Housing Group, Balfour Beatty plc and Unilabs SA.

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