Our Senior Management Team

Our Senior Management Team

Alison Binks
Director of Projects

Alison joined the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association in April 2014.

Prior to joining the Association Alison was Head of Sales at the Chartered Institute of Public Finance. Previously she worked in management consultancy for a top 10 accountancy firm, designing and delivering large scale contracts in risk management, financial recovery, culture change, BPR and systems design.

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Mark Cooke
Chief Operating Officer

Mark Cooke is a graduate of the University of Warwick. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1983 with Thomson McLintock, a predecessor firm of KPMG. He has over 30 years’ experience of financial, commercial and corporate services management across the private, public and third sectors including ten years’ as Director of Finance and Corporate Services at Big Lottery Fund, four years as Finance and Commercial Director at the British Printing Industry Federation and six years as Deputy Finance Director of Which? – the leading consumer organisation and publisher.

Mark is also Company Secretary for the Association, dealing with the Board, constitutional matters and the Association’s elections.

Kate Hadley
Director of Events and Training

Kate is responsible for all events and training services delivered by the PLSA.  She has over 20 years experience of  successfully leading on complex, high profile events for the financial services and healthcare sectors, both in the UK and overseas.

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Julian Mund
Chief Executive

Julian joined the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association as Commercial Services Director in 2013 and became Chief Executive in 2017.

Prior to this he worked at the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) for almost 16 years. He undertook a variety of roles such as the Managing Director of their commercial company and their Director of Operations. He led on business growth and strategic development across CIPFA's commercial business as well as the delivery of their member services.

Julian worked on school policy at the Department for Education before joining CIPFA.

Julian has a BSc in Mathematics from the University of London and an MSc in Policy Research from the University of Bristol.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and a Board Director at PensionsEurope.

Nigel Peaple
Director of Policy and Research

Nigel is the Director of Policy & Research at the PLSA. He is responsible for all the association’s policy work. Prior to PLSA, he was a Policy Fellow at the Department for Work & Pensions and before that Director of Policy at the Pensions Regulator. While at the Pensions Regulator he regularly represented the UK at the Board of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA).

Nigel has over 25 years’ experience of policy and public affairs roles across a range of government, EU and industry bodies, including the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) where he was Director of Policy, and the Association of British Insurers, where he was responsible for managing EU relations, implementing the first IORP Directive, and advising on matters related to the 2006 Pensions Commission. He was a founding Director of the Pensions Quality Mark. Nigel is a Governor of the Pensions Policy Institute.

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