Helen Dean

CEO – NEST Corporation

Helen has a long-standing interest in addressing financial inequalities and promoting financial resilience. Working in DWP she was one of the architects of the UK’s automatic enrolment programme and a leading figure in establishing the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST).

Since 2015 Helen has been the CEO of NEST, with more than nine million members, now the largest pension scheme in the UK.

Helen is also a Trustee and Non-Executive board member of debt charity StepChange, a Governor of the Pensions Policy Institute UK, and a member of the Council of Scholar Advisors at the Centre for Recruitment Initiatives, Georgetown University in Washington.