Kathleen Gallagher
Non-Executive Director*

Kathleen joined the LGIMA Board as a Non-Executive Director in 2017. 

Kathleen most recently served as the Chief Investment Officer for the Benefit Plans at Ford Motor Company. There, she had investment responsibility for approximately $66 billion in global retirement assets, including the $41 billion U.S. pension fund, the sixth largest corporate Defined Benefit plan in the U.S. Her oversight encompassed more than 68 DB and 65 DC plans across more than 32 countries where Ford does business.

Kathleen was a key architect of Ford’s global pension de-risking strategy, which provided retirement security for nearly half-million participants worldwide, while strengthening the balance sheet and risk profile of the sponsor. Her prior positions at Ford included Global Risk Management Director, Finance VP for Ford Australia, and Controller - North American Engine Operations. She retired from Ford at year-end 2016.

She has received the Corporate Plan Sponsor Investment Management award from Institutional Investor and is a past Alexander Hamilton award recipient from Treasury & Risk. In addition to her LGIMA NED role, she serves on SSGA’s Advisory Board for their Outsourced-CIO business.

Kathleen holds a BA in Economics, with high distinction, from the University of Virginia, and an MBA from Harvard University Graduate School of Business.


* Non-Executive Director of the Legal & General Investment Management United States (Holdings), Inc. (“U.S. Holdings”) Board of Directors. LGIMA is a wholly owned subsidiary of U.S. Holdings.