02 March 2020

Legal & General appoints Daniel Godfrey to Independent Governance Committee

Daniel is co-founder of The People’s Trust. He was chief executive of the Investment Association between 2012 and 2015, where he was responsible for a team of 60 and oversaw significant growth in the voice of the organisation in governance and stewardship.

The IGC oversees the workplace and mature savings pension schemes operated by Legal & General and acts in the interest of members. Legal & General manages £18.8bn in such schemes.1

Dermot Courtier, Chairman of the IGC, commented: "In light of our increased focus on governance and value for members, we are pleased to welcome Daniel to the IGC. He brings a wealth of professional expertise that strengthens the team.

"The number of Legal & General’s schemes and members is increasing daily as a result of autoenrolment and organic growth, and the IGC needs robust processes in place to ensure we not only meet but exceed our statutory obligations and so achieve the best-value outcomes for contract-based scheme members."

Emma Douglas, Head of DC at Legal & General Investment Management, added: "Good governance is crucial for the IGC. Daniel is a well-known and well-respected industry figure, and his knowledge and experience will bring new strengths and fresh perspectives to an already impressive team."

Daniel replaces Tony Filbin, who stepped down from the IGC in August 2017.


1 Legal & General internal data as at 30 June 2017

Legal & General Investment Management:

Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) is one of Europe’s largest asset managers and a major global investor, with total assets under management of £957.2 billion*. We work with a wide range of global clients, including pension schemes, sovereign wealth funds, fund distributors and retail investors.

Throughout the past 40 years we have built our business through understanding what matters most to our clients and transforming this insight into valuable, accessible investment products and solutions. We provide investment expertise across the full spectrum of asset classes including fixed income, equities, commercial property and cash. Our capabilities range from index-tracking and active strategies to liquidity management and liability-based risk management solutions.

* LGIM internal data as at 30 June 2017, including derivative positions and advisory assets. These figures include assets managed by LGIMA, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor.