Helen Dean’s appointment as the new CEO of NEST , seems to have been greeted with a stifled yawn by the Pensions Press. Helen has the lowest of profiles, no social media presence, hardly a speaking engagement and a declaration of personal interests on the NEST website that suggests she has been unconflicted in her work with the DWP , PADA and recently NEST for the past 30 years.
She is, what is politely called a safe pair of hands, though Malcolm Tucker could well have included her in his posh and useless category “Shitehead revisited”.
My only meeting with her was to wish her well after she’d addressed a meeting of the Pension Network some years ago. She fulfilled her commitment , got her taxi and legged it.
On the face of it, Helen Dean is going to be something of an anti-climax after the exuberant and entrepreneurial Tim…
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