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Contacting the Corporate affairs team

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Meet your Corporate affairs team

  • Richard Williams

    Richard leads the Corporate Affairs team, coordinating and leading USS’s work to engage with the media, Government and others.

  • Joel Sawyer

    Joel is the first point of contact for most media enquiries. He focuses on USS corporate issues such as the valuation process.
  • Alexandra Bradshaw

    Alex covers our investment communications, working closely with USSIM (this includes our private market assets and our Net Zero journey).

  • Samantha Wilding

    Sam leads on USS’s engagement with Westminster and Whitehall, and coordinates our annual responsible investment reporting.

Latest news

  • USS receives FRC approval for upholding high stewardship standards

    USS has continued to meet the high standards of reporting to remain a signatory to the Financial Reporting Council’s (FRC) Stewardship Code.

  • Court of Appeal case against USS dismissed

    The Court of Appeal recently dismissed an attempt by two members of the scheme, Dr McGaughey and Prof. Davies, to bring proceedings against a number of current and former directors of USS’s corporate trustee potentially using scheme funds to do so.

  • USS publishes 2023 Report and Accounts

    Universities Superannuation Scheme has published its annual Report and Accounts, covering the financial year to 31 March 2023 – a year marked by significant volatility across financial markets.

Views from USS

  • Putting a fair price on our private market investments

    Unlike publicly listed assets, where values are obtained from quoted traded prices, private assets are valued by experts using a range of different data points and techniques to form a view of fair value.

  • Improving climate analysis with the University of Exeter

    Climate scenario analysis is a vital tool to help us assess the financial risks we face as investors under various future climate outcomes. We’ve worked with the University of Exeter to develop four new climate scenarios that are more useful for our investment decision-making.

  • Our latest progress to Net Zero

    Our latest TCFD report is now live, which looks at how we’re tackling the financial risks of climate change. Innes McKeand, our Head of Strategic Equities, talks about our progress towards our Net Zero ambition and the actions we’ve taken.