Chairman of the board of directors
Ruston has over 30 years' experience in the pension fund and investment industry, including 14 years as the Group Pensions Director at Tesco. He's held senior positions with responsibility for strategy, governance, investment and operations for a wide range of UK funds. In 2017, he co-chaired the Automatic Enrolment Advisory Board for the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) in 2017, leading on engagement – an issue that is a key point of Smart Pension's long-term strategy. In 2018, he led the initiative to create a simplified annual statement for all schemes and providers to adopt. This uses consistent language and numbers – making it easier for savers to understand their statement.