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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

  • Thames Water: a update on our investment

    You may have seen the recent media coverage concerning shareholder funding for Thames Water. This followed regulatory announcements made by Thames Water and Kemble on Thursday 28 March 2024. I want to reassure that this will have no significant or material impact on USS's funding position or the security of our members’ promised pensions.

  • Professor Adam Tickell appointed to USS Board

    Universities Superannuation Scheme Limited – the trustee of the UK’s largest private pension scheme by way of assets – is pleased to announce that Professor Adam Tickell will join its board as a Universities UK (UUK)-appointed non-executive director on 1 April 2024.

  • Dame Kate Barker re-appointed as Chair

    Dame Kate Barker has been re-appointed Chair of the USS Board for a further four years (to 31 March 2028).

Views from USS

  • The arc of the covenant

    When taking investment risk to fund the pensions promised to members, we are relying on the scheme’s sponsors – its participating employers – to effectively underwrite that risk.

  • Innovating our DC offering for our members

    Building a truly innovative DC product is a vital part of our goal to give members the best possible investment options and access to forward-thinking investment strategies that’ll positively impact the final value of their DC savings when they come to take them. Read about our recent areas of DC innovation from an investment perspective.

  • Responsible investment: our approach and our legal obligations as a pension fund

    In light of the horrific events that have been unfolding over recent weeks in the Middle East, we know that members and employers may have questions about our investments. Simon Pilcher, Chief Executive of USS Investment Management, sets out our approach to investing responsibly and in the best financial interests of the scheme’s members and beneficiaries, in line with our legal duties.