Claire Barnes

Principal and Senior Pension Management Consultant

Claire manages our Project and Resource Management service area,  which provides tailored resource, project management and the delivery of bespoke projects, both onsite and remotely for clients.
As well as managing our Project and Resource Management services, Claire is a Principal within the Pension Management Team , providing governance and secretarial services.
Claire has over 10 years’ pensions experience across the full spectrum of governance services for both trustees and employers.  As an Actuary, Claire started her career advising Trustees and Employers on Actuarial matters.  Claire uses her experience to provide proactive, clear and concise support to clients, tailoring her approach to meet their needs.
Claire also has significant experience of undertaking secondments and bespoke projects for clients, having worked in a number of high profile roles on secondment, conducting disclosure audits, implementing new processes and policies, conducting quality assurance checks and introducing new training guides, writing benefit specifications, and dealing with high profile members. 
She currently leads a Data Analysis team, carrying out data impact assessments for clients with third party administrators, in particular preparing member data for a transaction.
Claire has worked for a range of clients, including trustees, employers and administrators. The range of size of scheme Claire has worked on is also very large, from smaller schemes around £5 million in assets to one of the UK’s largest pension schemes.  Her personality supports a collaborative working enivironment with clients whilst keeping them compliant with legislative and regulatory requirements, resulting in long-term trusted relationships.

Significant experience:

  • Providing general consultancy and scheme management services to defined benefit clients ranging in size from £5 million to over £50 billion. 
  • Management of a wide variety of projects including benefit re-design, buy out and de-risking exercises
  • Undertaking and arranging secondments tailored for individual clients’ requirements
  • Actuarial consultancy
  • Providing secretarial and governance services, supporting trustees and pensions managers in the day-to-day smooth running of their pension schemes


View all