Sarah Smart, Senior Adviser
As well as being a Senior Adviser at Avida International, Sarah Smart is Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Audit Committee for The Pensions Regulator, and an Independent Member of the Investment and Funding Committee at the Unilever UK Pension Fund. She also chairs the Financial Times Pensions Governance Committee and was, until recently, Chair of TPT Retirement Solutions.
Sarah is passionate about making the financial services industry work better for the people it serves and regularly takes part in industry initiatives for the development of the pensions industry. This has included chairing the ‘Collective DC’ section of the DWP’s ‘Defined Ambition’ initiative and being a member of the FCA’s Institutional Disclosure Working Group.
Previously Sarah worked in the investment management industry with Standard Life Investments, where she specialised in liability driven investment, absolute return funds and product development. Sarah has also held a number of previous trustee roles with both private and public sector schemes. Sarah is a Chartered Accountant by training.