Fiona Smith retired as General Counsel and Company Secretary for NEST Corporation in 2017. In a long and illustrious career she was previously General Counsel and Company Secretary of Severn Trent Plc, General Counsel and Company Secretary at National Grid plc, and General Counsel at Transport for London. She has considerable experience of building teams, enhancing contribution and investing in talent so that potential is fulfilled. She is a highly regarded governance expert and is widely respected by fellow General Counsel and executive management. She is a non executive director of Manchester Building Society and was previously a non executive director of Coventry Building Society.