Formerly the global head of marketing and comms for Gazprom Energy – with other comms roles on her CV including spells at Lloyds Bank, Kerry Group, Co-op Bank and United Utilities – Larkin has since October been head of comms at the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS).

Headquartered in Liverpool, the USS is the principal private pension scheme for universities and other higher education institutions in the UK, with around £56bn under management. Larkin, who leads a team of 18 that will soon increase to 23, has been brought in with something of a turnaround remit. High on her to-do list is driving the move to online communications, and introducing a proposition approach to how the organisation communicates with its members.