Our People

With decades of experience under their belts, the NOW: Pensions Executives and Board of Trustee Directors are able to provide our business with knowledge, expertise and guidance to make sure you get the best possible pension provision for your business and your employees.

Based on our expertise and knowledge, we are able to offer you and your employees a pension that takes your business into account, taking away the burden so you can focus on what you do best – your business.

It’s our commitment to make sure that the long-term investment of providing a workplace pension for your employees will deliver the best possible returns for you and your employees.

We do this with utmost sincerity and honesty – never forgetting that it’s your money, your life and your business.

For more information on our Executives and Board of Trustees, take a look at the individuals below.

Commercial Board

Trustee Board


John Rowland

Non-Executive Chairman

John Rowland has held a number of senior roles in the financial services sector, both in the UK and globally.

During a 15-year career with Invesco, he held a range of positions in the US and the UK, including Global Head of Information Technology; European COO and Global Head of Investment Operations.

Prior to joining Invesco, John was Chief Technology Officer at AXA Investment Managers in Paris and was Head of IT at National Mutual Fund Management in Australia.


Michael De Lathauwer

Non-Executive Director

Michael is co-CEO of the Cardano Group and responsible for the business development. Prior to joining Cardano in 2015 Michael spent 23 years at Goldman Sachs with postings in London, New York, Hong Kong and Singapore. Michael was elected a partner at 2002. In the last 6 years of his career at Goldman Sachs he was responsible for the Pension and Insurance Solutions Group. Michael has an MBA from the City University Business School in London, and a Masters in economics from the University of Louvain (Belgium).


Patrick Luthi


Patrick was appointed CEO of NOW: Pensions in June 2019 from Cardano. He is also a member of the Cardano Group Management Board where he is responsible for Finance. He joined Cardano in 2015 as Group CFO where he was responsible for finance, operations and technology. He has led the Cardano Group through a significant upgrade of its platform over the last four years. Patrick brings significant management experience from a career in finance spanning more than 20 years. Patrick has a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Masters in International Affairs from the Graduate Institute in Geneva.


Joanne Segars

Chair of Board of Trustees, NOW: Pension Trustee Limited

Joanne has over 30 years’ experience in the pensions and investment industry. In May 2017 she was appointed as the first Chair of LGPS Central Ltd, the asset manager for 9 midlands-based local authority pensions funds whose assets total £45bn. In December 2017 Joanne became a Trustee Director of NOW: Pensions, one of the UK’s largest auto-enrolment pension providers. She is a member of the Legal and General Independent Governance Committee which is charged with acting in the interests of the members of L&G’s DC workplace pensions. Joanne is Chair of the Joint Expert Panel on the Universities Superannuation Scheme. She is a Director of the Pensions Policy Institute.

Joanne was the Chief Executive of the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (formerly the NAPF) from 2006 June 2017, having been its first Policy Director from 2005-2006. She joined the organisation from the Association of British Insurers where she was Head of Pensions and Savings. Joanne held the pensions brief at the Trades Union Congress from 1988-2001 and started her career as a pensions researcher and journalist at Incomes Data Services. She was a member of the Board of the Environment Agency in March and chaired its pension funds from 2017-2018.

She was a Board member of PensionsEurope, the EU trade association for pensions, from 2010-2017 and its Chair from 2012-201 and a Board member of the Pensions Infrastructure Platform and Chair from 2013-2016. She was a member of the Occupational Pensions Regulatory Authority (OPRA) from 1996-2006,

Joanne has a degree in economics from John Moores University and an MA in Industrial Relations from the University of Warwick. She was awarded the OBE for services to pensions in the 2003 Queen’s Birthday Honours.


Jocelyn Blackwell

Trustee Director, NOW: Pension Trustee Limited

Jocelyn has over 30 years’ experience in the pensions industry. In 1987 she founded Dunnett Shaw, a management consultancy that specialised in advising clients on pension administration processes, systems and outsourcing. The business merged with Higham Group in 2005 to form Higham Dunnett Shaw, which was sold to Capita in 2007.

Jocelyn was also the founder of the industry-wide body Raising Standards in Pensions Administration (now PASA) and chaired it for four years. She was the winner of the “First Woman of Finance Award” in 2005. She is currently Non-Executive Director at Inside Pensions, a specialist firm that provides independent scheme secretarial services to trustee boards.


Adrian Kennett representing Dalriada Trustees

Trustee Director, NOW: Pension Trustee Limited

Adrian is a Director of Dalriada Trustees. He has 24 years’ experience in the pensions industry and is a Fellow of the Pensions Management Institute. His wider experience includes benefit rectification, debt compromise and scheme restructuring, scheme mergers and the implementation of complex investment strategies.

He sits as both Trustee Chair and a Member of the Board of Trustees on appointments ranging from those with liabilities of less than £10 million to those with liabilities of approximately £1 billion.

NOW: Pensions has a good technical infrastructure combined with a pension product suitable for our team. We couldn’t be happier with NOW: Pensions.
Martin Woods, SALT.agency