Today (Wednesday 19 October), Lesley Williams, Chair of the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA), announced a comprehensive review of the organisation’s governance to ensure it supports the PLSA’s work on behalf of its members and all stakeholders, operates effectively and attracts the right people.
In her speech at the PLSA’s annual conference in Liverpool, Lesley said:
“We have to make sure we walk the talk of 21st century governance. At our last annual conference we announced that we were reinventing the Association. We have made great progress but there is more to do.
“In a world that changes as quickly as ours we want to make sure we can reinvent ourselves when we need to. Not just when it comes to conference programmes, publications and policy work, but in the fabric of the Association.
“That’s why the PLSA is undertaking a comprehensive review of its own governance to make sure we have the right structure to deliver our strategy and purpose, the right people within that structure and the right selection processes for those people.”
John Dembitz, Independent Non-Executive Director, commented:
“A year after the launch of the PLSA, it's the right time to look at how our structure can best support our mission to help everyone achieve a better income in retirement and how we can best represent our members.
“I am delighted to bring my experience outside of pensions to support Lesley and the Board with the review. This is a hugely important project and a great opportunity to engage members in the way their Association works and to establish governance fit for purpose now and years ahead.”
The review will start immediately and will run until October 2017. The Board will consult with members on any potential proposals in the New Year.
Lucy Grubb, Head of Media and PR, Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association
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Kathryn Mortimer, Press Officer, Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association
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