Helena Hawthorn

Head of Legal, Legal & General Retirement Institutional

Helena has been at Legal & General (L&G) since 2016 and has over 15 years’ experience in the retirement sector. As Head of Legal, she has supported the growth of L&G’s institutional retirement business to help pension schemes de-risk their obligations and secure their members’ benefits. She also supervises the negotiation of significant asset and longevity reinsurance from the UK and oversaw the legal and regulatory work for the creation of Legal & General Reinsurance Company No.2 Limited. Since 2017 she has also advised the L&G Group on management of its own £2bn pension schemes.

Before joining L&G, Helena spent 10 years as a solicitor in private practice advising sponsoring employers and trustee boards on their legal and governance obligations in relation to their defined benefit pension schemes.

Helena is a member of The Law Society and has a degree in History from the University of Oxford. She is a member of the Board of Legal & General Reinsurance Company No.2 Limited.