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Rachika Cooray

Rachika Cooray
Partner

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I lead LCP’s trustee secretarial and governance consulting services and I am responsible for growing and developing our service areas, team and client base. I also help to oversee LCP's Trustee Training services. 

As a professional trustee secretary, my role is to ease the ever increasing burden placed on trustees so they can focus on the things that matter most. I proactively help trustees to manage their business and ensure that nothing is missed. I really enjoy acting as a trustee secretary as it enables me to build strong working relationships with my trustees and be involved in a number of interesting projects.

As a governance specialist, I consult on a number of issues such as board effectiveness, risk management and trustee training and help trustees and companies put in place practical actions to improve their performance. 

I enjoy sharing my ideas and experience on good governance and best practice with others in the industry and have been involved in reviewing the Regulator’s recent campaign on 21st Century Trusteeship. I also regularly speak at seminar and training sessions and I chair LCP’s Trustee Secretary Forum for in house trustee secretaries and pensions managers.

External appointments and memberships

  • Fellow of the Pensions Management Institute

We decided to outsource the role of Scheme Secretary to LCP just before we embarked on a fast-track journey to buy-in, buy-out and wind-up. It was a demanding project for the Trustees but Rachika made our jobs easier by providing proactive, expert support to help us stay focused on strategic matters.

Richard Harvey, Chair of the Trustees

 

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How I can help

We help trustee boards to evaluate their performance and effectiveness and identify practical actions to improve how they operate. Our experts deliver tailored and interactive reviews which meet the Regulator’s requirements on trusteeship in the 21st century. 

We support trustees to review their governance frameworks with the aim of improving effectiveness and decision making. Our governance professionals take a practical and cost-effective approach to ensure that trustees are supported in pension governance.

We help make governance simple and effective so that you can make decisions and act on opportunities quickly.

We have an experienced and established team of professionals who provide trustee secretarial and executive services. Our range of flexible services helps you manage your pension scheme more effectively.

Whether you are a member nominated, employer nominated or an experienced independent trustee of an occupational pension scheme, it is vital you are up to date and fully understand how legislative and regulatory issues impact your scheme. We offer a variety of standard and bespoke training sessions for pension scheme trustees, which are clear, informative and interactive and delivered by our experienced in-house professionals.