The Trustees of the Telefónica UK Pension Plan are responsible for the running of the Plan. They are advised by independent professional advisors.


Anthony Soothill

Chair - Telefónica UK Pension Plan

Anthony was formerly a Director of O2 before to retiring in September 2017, having served for 27 years in O2 and previously BT. Anthony has been on the Telefónica UK Pension Trustee Board since 2013, originally as a Member Nominated Director, and was appointed Chair of the Pension Trustee in April 2018. Anthony is also the Chair of Demand, a charity for the disabled that removes barriers to inclusion, participation and independence; and an Associate at the Executive Change Group where he provides executive coaching to blue-chip companies.



Jeannie Drake
Trustee – Telefónica UK Pension Plan

Jeannie was previously a Deputy General Secretary with the Communication Workers Union and a member of the Board of the Pension Protection Fund. She has been a Trustee of the Telefónica UK Pension Plan since it began in July 2002 and was elected by members from November 2007.


Andrew Davies
Trustee – Telefónica UK Pension Plan

Andrew worked for Telefónica for over twenty years before retiring in the summer of 2019. Andrew provides useful insightas a pensioner member whilst also bringing his analytical skills and ethical viewpoint to the benefit of all members. Andrew  was elected to the board from June 2017.


Martine Trouard-Riolle

Trustee - Telefónica UK Pension Plan

Martine represents Capital Cranfield on a number of DB and DC Trustee Boards as either Chair or Co-Trustee.  Martine has been a Trustee since 2011 and she tends to specialize in larger and more complex situations. Prior to becoming a Trustee she was a restructuring lawyer in the City before joining the Pensions Regulator where she was Head of Corporate Risk Management with responsibility for the clearance and the anti-avoidance teams.  Martine has considerable experience in guiding Trustee Boards through corporate transactions and restructurings.




Adrian Gorham
General Manager Group & UK Fraud & Security

Adrian has been with Telefónica (and BT before) since 1978 and was nominated by the company as a Trustee of the Telefónica UK Pension Plan in 2010.


Amanda Stokes-Waters
Head of Operations Vendor Management

Amanda was elected to the Board as a member nominated Trustee of the Telefónica UK Pension Plan in 2019.


Mark Leonard

Head of Property, Systems & Infrastructure

Mark was nominated by the Company to the Board in 2019. Mark is also Chair of Proud at O2 - our LGBT+ network which under Mark's leadership has made O2 a more diverse and inclusive place to work.


Robert Harwood (Secretary)
Company Secretary – Telefónica Europe plc

Robert managed Telefonica UK's Company Secretariat until his retirement on 31 March 2020. He has been the Secretary to the Trustees of the Telefonica UK Pension Plan since it began in July 2002 and continues in this role following his retirement from Telefonica UK.