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Helen Dean


Helen has a strong background and long-standing interest in addressing financial inequalities and promoting financial resilience.
Working in DWP she was one of the architects of the UK’s automatic enrolment programme and a leading figure in establishing the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST).
Since 2015 Helen has been the CEO of NEST, with almost 10 million members, now the largest pension scheme by membership, in the UK.
Helen is also a Trustee and Non-Executive board member of Step Change, together with being a member of the Council of Scholar Advisors, Centre for Recruitment Initiatives, Georgetown University in Washington, a Governor of the Pensions Policy Institute UK and a member of the Advisory Board to the Money and Pensions Service.
Helen was awarded a CBE in the 2021 New Year Honours list for her services to saving.

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