Francois Barker | Partner and head of pensions group, Eversheds

Francois Barker is a partner and head of the pensions group at Eversheds. He has nearly 20 years' experience of advising corporate sponsors and pension funds on UK and international pensions and benefits issues in relation to both defined benefit and defined contribution arrangements.

He is actively involved in the development of pensions law and policy in the UK and Europe, and has helped to shape aspects of both UK and EU pensions legislation. He has advised the CBI's Pensions Panel since 2000, and is an elected member of the Pensions and Lifetime Association's DC Council. He also sits on the DC Standing Committee of Pensions Europe, and the Hundred Group Pensions Committee.