Appointed by HM Government, January 2012 and assumed chairmanship of the fund: November 2016.
Richard is currently chairman of the board of trustees of the Pension Super Fund. He also sits on the boards, as a non-executive director, of the following companies : Union Bancaire Privée Japan and Pershing Square Holdings.
He is also a trustee of the James Neill pension plan.
Richard Wohanka joined Union Bancaire Privée in October 2009 as CEO of Asset Management and Alternative Investments. With more than twenty years' experience in asset management, Richard has an impressive track record of successfully growing the businesses he ran. A specialist in international finance, he was CEO of Fortis Investment Management from 2001 to 2009 and CEO of WestLB Asset Management from 1998 to 2001. Before this, he worked for thirteen years with Banque Paribas, three of which he spent as CEO of Asset Management.
Richard is multilingual and is an economic history graduate of both Harvard and Cambridge.
Robert Armour, OBE
Robert Armour was appointed a director/trustee of the NLF in June 2013 having been nominated by EDF Energy.
He currently holds a number of non executive appointments including Albion Community Power, Brockwell Energy Group, Eneus, Opportuneo, and the Oil and Gas Authority. He is a senior counsel at Gowlings, an international legal practice.
Previously, Robert was deputy chairman of Nugen, chair of the Scottish Council for Development and Industry and Smarter Grid Solutions, General Counsel at British Energy Group and its predecessor companies (1990 – 2009) and was formerly a member of the Civil Nuclear Police Authority. He lives in Edinburgh and was awarded the OBE for services to the electricity industry in 2007.
Margaret was appointed as a director/trustee by HM Government in April 2020.
Margaret Stephens has been appointed as a trustee and director of the NLF with effect from 21 April 2020.
Margaret is a qualified Chartered Accountant with extensive knowledge and experience in infrastructure, investment management, and stakeholder engagement both across industry and Government. Margaret was a partner with KPMG in London for 16 years where she held various executive management roles in global infrastructure and investment and was Founder & Chair of KPMG’s Global Sovereign Wealth, Pension and Infrastructure Funds Group.
Catherine Cripps was appointed as a director and trustee by HM Government in November 2017. She has had a long career in financial services, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) in 1989.
Currently, Catherine is a non-executive director of Goldman Sachs International and Goldman Sachs International Bank and sits on the Board Risk Committee for both.
She is also a non-executive director of CQS Management Ltd., a c$18bn credit-focused multi-strategy asset manager, where she chairs the Remuneration Committee and sits on the Audit Committee and she is a non-executive director of Merian Global Investors Ltd. and Merian Global Investors Holdings Ltd. which was sold to Jupiter Fund Management plc on 1 July 2020.
Catherine was an Investment Director at GAM from 2006 to 2011 where she was Head of Research for the Multi-Manager team and head of the Segregated Accounts business. Prior to GAM, Catherine was CEO of a multi-strategy fund of hedge fund manager, Aida Capital Limited, which she joined shortly after its inception in 2001. Previously, she has held various positions in equity derivatives trading, risk management and product control at different investment banks, including Credit Suisse and Bankers Trust. Between 1995 and 1998 Catherine was based in Asia, both Hong Kong and Singapore.
Catherine holds an MA in Physics from Oxford University and has recently completed a period of postgraduate research at Imperial College, London, specialising in Quantum Information.
Dr Peter Neumann, MIMMM, CEng
Peter Neumann was appointed as a Director / Trustee of the NLF on 1 December 2014, having been nominated by EDF Energy.
Peter had 40 years' experience in the nuclear power generation business in the UK, and held a range of senior positions in British Energy / EDF (Nuclear Generation) and its predecessors before retiring in 2008. Amongst these senior positions was Deputy Head of Engineering and Head of Design Authority. Peter played a leading role in providing solutions to the biggest technical and nuclear safety challenges faced by the UK’s fleet of Advanced Gas Cooled Reactors during his period in the industry, in many cases leading teams to provide these solutions.
Peter continued to support EDF as a Senior Consultant, providing independent oversight on the company’s approach to a range of business critical technical and non-technical issues prior to joining the NLF board. In addition, up until 2016, Peter was also Chairman of the MOD’s Research Programmes Group, which provides independent advice to the MOD’s Chief Scientific Adviser on the adequacy of their research programmes in the area of nuclear propulsion.