The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has today announced that Julian Mund (Commercial Services Director and Acting Chief Executive) will become its new Chief Executive (CE) from 1 August 2017.
Julian joined the PLSA in September 2013 as Commercial Services Director and has been instrumental in growing the organisation’s commercial income by 29% and improving the overall quality and breadth of the PLSA’s offering. Prior to joining the PLSA, Julian worked at the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) for 16 years, most recently acting as Director of Markets and Product Development, as well as at the Department for Education.
Commenting on his appointment, Julian said:
“I am absolutely delighted to be appointed as Chief Executive of the PLSA – an organisation which represents more than 1,300 pension schemes, 20 million savers and 400 service providers. As Chief Executive, I want us to champion and focus on the areas that matter most to our members, and help us to provide a strong foundation for people’s retirement income. The PLSA has a dedicated and extremely capable workforce, and I am really looking forward to us driving the organisation forwards.”
Lesley Williams, current chair of the PLSA, said:
“Having worked closely with Julian over the last few years, I am delighted to welcome him as Chief Executive of the PLSA. As an organisation that speaks about the importance of good governance, we considered who would be the most appropriate fit for the role as well as consulting our strong succession plans and Julian’s appointment is a result of those. He has successfully led the PLSA team during a very uncertain time, ensuring stability and the continuity of our work. I look forward to working closely with Julian to build on this success in the future.”
Julian will continue to be supported by the other members of the senior team - Graham Vidler (Director of External Affairs), Mark Cooke (Director of Finance and Corporate Services) and Edward Bogira (Chief of Staff).
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ABOUT JULIAN MUND
Julian joined the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association as Commercial Services Director at the end of September 2013. Prior to this he worked at the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) for almost 16 years. Most recently he was CIPFA’s Director of Markets and Product Development where he led CIPFA’s business development, sales and customer service teams. He also led on business growth and strategic development across CIPFA's commercial business. Prior to this Julian was Director of Operations at CIPFA and headed up the delivery of their commercial services which included events, training, publications, recruitment services, benchmarking, and consultancy. Julian worked at the Department for Education before joining CIPFA.
Julian has a degree in mathematics from London University and a master’s degree in policy research from Bristol University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and a Member of the Institute of Directors.
ABOUT THE PENSIONS AND LIFETIME SAVINGS ASSOCIATION
We’re the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association; the national association with a ninety year history of helping pension professionals run better pension schemes. Our members include over 1,300 pension schemes with 20 million members and £1 trillion in assets, and over 400 businesses. They make us the voice for pensions and lifetime savings in Westminster, Whitehall and Brussels.
Our purpose is simple: to help everyone to achieve a better income in retirement. We work to get more money into retirement savings, to get more value out of those savings and to build the confidence and understanding of savers.