Nigel Biggs has been appointed as Head of UK Pensions at Unilever, with effect from 1 January 2004, succeeding Chris Lewin who will be retiring from Unilever at the end of 2003.
Nigel Biggs is an experienced international pensions professional with 20 years in the industry, the majority as a consultant with Watson Wyatt. He joined Unilever's corporate pensions division in January 1997, as Corporate Actuary and Senior Pensions Manager.
Richard Greenhalgh (Chairman, Unilever UK) commented that, "During his time with the Unilever Pension Fund, Chris has developed the Fund considerably, introducing a number of innovations to the way the Fund is administered and making it an award winner. Chris's long pensions experience has brought real benefits to the Fund during a period of significant change. We wish him well in his future career.
"With Nigel taking up the helm, we look forward to the continued development of the £3 billion pension Fund and the ongoing provision of first-class pension administration for our 100,000 members and pensioners*."
Notes to the editor
Unilever UK Pensions Department is the administrator of the Unilever Pension Fund (UPF), Unilever's pension fund for employees in the UK.
*At 31 March 2003, the UPF had, approximately:
12,800 employee members
42,400 deferred members
£3 billion in assets
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