UK Limited Pension Scheme

Meet the Trustees

The Mercedes-Benz UK Pension Scheme is looked after by a Trustee company, Daimler UK Trustees Limited. The directors meet formally as a board four times a year but also meet regularly in their sub-committees and project working groups.

The Trustee makes sure the Scheme’s assets are looked after properly and pension benefits are paid to the right people, at the right time. They work with a number of independent experts who provide advice around investments, risk and governance.


Sub-committees

In addition to the Trustee Board, some trustee directors sit on at least one of the three sub-committees that focus on managing a specific area of the Scheme.

  • Investment sub-committee: Manages the Scheme’s assets to ensure all members’ pension benefits can be paid now and in the future
  • Communication sub-committee: Develops better ways to effectively communicate and engage with members
  • Governance sub-committee: Ensures consistency and mitigates risks in the management of the Scheme.



Chair of the Trustee Board

  • Andy Harrison

    Independent Director (The Law Debenture Pension Trustee Corporation plc)

    Andy Harrison is the Chair of the Trustee Board and was appointed as a Company Nominated Director in December 2019. He has been a professional trustee for 3 years and represents the Law Debenture Pension Trustee Corporation plc. Prior to this, he spent almost 10 years in investment banking and nearly 20 years in investment management. Andy is also a member of the Investment Committee. In his spare time, he enjoys music, walking and craft beer.

    Date of Appointment (The Law Debenture Pension Trustee Corporation plc): 23 October 1997

Member Nominated Directors

  • Chris Franklin

    Chris Franklin was appointed as a Member Nominated Director in August 2011. He is Chair of the Communication sub-committee and a member of both the Investment and the Governance sub-committees. In 2011, after over 40 years' service, he retired from Mercedes-Benz (UK) Limited having served a variety of roles in After Sales, covering Cars, Trucks and Vans.  Outside work, Chris is a keen motorcyclist, and a family historian.

    Date of Appointment: 18 August 2011

  • Caroline Roberts

    Caroline Roberts was appointed as a Member Nominated Director in October 2016 and she is a member of the Trustee Communication and Governance sub-committees. She has worked for Mercedes-Benz (UK) Limited since 2001 in different business areas and she is currently the Tendering Executive in Truck Sales Support. In her spare time, Caroline enjoys horse-riding.

    Date of Appointment: 1 October 2016

  • Liam Ilbury

    Liam Ilbury has been a Trustee since 2011, but was most recently appointed as a Member Nominated Director in August 2018. He is Chair of the Investment sub-committee and a member of the Communication sub-committee. In 2011, after 40 years’ service, he retired from Mercedes-Benz UK Limited as Director of After Sales for Commercial Vehicles. Since retiring, Liam has completed a number of property redevelopments and is currently renovating a long-neglected Victorian cottage.

    Date of Appointment: 1 August 2018


Company Nominated Directors

  • Harald Henn

    Harald Henn was appointed as a Company Nominated Director in December 2018 and he is a member of the Governance sub-Committee. He has over 20 years of experience with Daimler AG and has served on various Boards in the US, Japan and Canada. Outside the office, he enjoys spending time with his family, running along the Ouse, playing golf and the piano and learning Japanese.

    Date of Appointment: 1 December 2018

  • Mike Belk

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    Date of Appointment: 28 May 2015

  • Angela Shepherd

    Angela Shepherd was appointed as a Company Nominated Director in May 2018 and she is Chair of the Governance sub-committee. She joined Mercedes-Benz UK Limited as a Graduate Trainee and, since December 2019, has been CEO of the Mercedes-Benz Retail Group. Angela enjoys being in the garden, watching her son play football and travelling with friends and family.

    Date of Appointment: 1 May 2018