The Board of STM Group is the body responsible for corporate governance, establishing policies and objectives, and management of the Group's resources. The Board of Directors has a strong commitment to high standards of corporate governance.

Robin Ellison

THE ROLE: Non-Executive Director

Robin Ellison is a practising solicitor and academic. He is a consultant with Pinsent Masons, the international law firm where he specialises in the development of pensions, investments and related financial services products for insurers and other providers, and in European and international pensions, pensions trustee law and pensions in matrimonial matters. He acts for a number of foreign governments and government agencies. He was adviser to the House of Commons Select Committee on BHS Pensions in 2016.

He is also a director of the boards of several companies, including as Chairman of Pendragon Professional Information, publisher of Perspective, the electronic regulatory and legal publisher to the pensions industry, and is trustee of several pension funds, (including those of the, Cambridge Colleges and Cayman Government Pension Scheme) both as independent trustee and as chairman. He also practices as a commercial mediator.

He was a founder of the Association of Pensions Lawyers, being awarded its Wallace Prize in 1995 and in 1997 he was elected the first solicitor Honorary Fellow of the Pensions Management Institute. He was awarded the Industry Achievement award by Portfolio Institutional in 2013 and Personality of the Year by European Pensions in 2017.

He is the author of numerous books on pensions including a four volume loose-leaf Pensions Law and Practice, (Sweet & Maxwell), the Pension Trustees Handbook (7th ed, 2013, Thorogood) and is editor of Pensions Benefits Law Reports. His book, Pension Fund Investment Law (which deals in detail with ESG principles) was published by Bloomsbury Professional in 2008, and he co-authored Pensions and Divorce (Lime Legal) published in 2010. Pensions for you and your business, (Crimson) and Halsbury’s Laws Volume 80: Pensions (Butterworths) were published in 2013, and a study of the excesses of regulation, Red Tape, waspublished by Cambridge University Press in July 2018.

He is Visiting Professor of Pensions Law and Economics at Cass Business School, City, University of London, and a frequent broadcaster on radio and television on pensions matters. He is a former Chairman of the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (formerly the National Association of Pension Funds).