Vidett, the UK’s leading professional trustee and pension governance firm, has announced its first new appointment since its formation in February 2023 through the merger of Punter Southall Governance Services (PSGS) and 20-20 Trustees (20-20).
Nicole Johannesen has joined as Associate Director and will be based in Vidett’s Scotland office. As a qualified pensions actuary, Nicole brings over 9 years’ extensive governance and trustee experience combined with excellent communication and organisational skills.
Nicole began her career with Hymans Robertson, where she worked in various pension roles and was the lead consultant on two of Hymans Robertson’s scheme management and pension governance clients, including their largest appointment.
She has a proven track record of building strong relationships and bringing stakeholders together to develop practical solutions. Additionally, she is passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I), and has actively driven progress in this area throughout her career.
On joining the company, Nicole said: “I’m delighted to be joining Vidett at such an exciting time, following the merger of 20-20 Trustees and PSGS. It is a privilege to be joining such a dynamic and friendly team of professionals and I am looking forward to collaborating with my new colleagues and clients over the coming months.”
Naomi L’Estrange, Co-Chief Executive at Vidett said: “It is great for Nicole to be joining at a hugely exciting time – she is coming on board as our first new recruit since forming Vidett and takes our team in Scotland up to five.
Nicole brings invaluable actuarial and governance experience to our team and clients. She’s also going to get involved in developing and improving our board effectiveness offering which we see as increasingly important area for a trustee and governance business. We wish her every success in her new role.”
Nicole is a member of the Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuary (CERA) and Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (FFA). She has a first-class Master of Mathematics degree from the University of St Andrews.
Vidett is a privately owned business, independent from any other provider of services to corporate pension and employee benefit schemes. With an unrivalled knowledge bank to support client needs, Vidett currently looks after over 475 clients with total assets in excess of £142bn and over 2.5 million scheme members.