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PLSA announces new DC Council member

02 December 2016

Today (Friday) the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) announced the appointment of Jamie Jenkins, Head of Pensions Strategy at Standard Life, to its Defined Contribution Council.

The PLSA’s Councils carry out a vital role, giving members the opportunity to contribute to the strategic direction of PLSA policy on a wide range of pension issues.

Commenting on the appointment, Graham Vidler, Director of External Affairs, Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association, said:

“We’re very pleased to have Jamie joining our DC council. He has a wealth of experience across a variety of areas in the pensions industry and will be a great addition to the council. 2017 will be another important year for DC pensions, with the automatic enrolment review and development of the pensions dashboard high on our agenda. Our DC council will, as always, be crucial in helping us improve DC pensions throughout 2017 and beyond.”

Jamie Jenkins, Head of Pensions Strategy, Standard Life, commented:

“I’m delighted to join the Council. As we move towards widespread DC pensions coverage across the UK’s working population, it’s crucial that we continue to develop the environment for people to save with confidence. The PLSA will play a pivotal role in shaping this agenda.”

The full DC Council can be found on the PLSA’s website.

NOTES TO EDITORS:

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.

About Jamie Jenkins

Jamie has worked in pensions for over 25 years; including Operations, Product Development, Marketing, Policy and Strategy.

He currently leads on strategy for Standard Life’s pension business, acting as government and regulatory liaison, as well as key press spokesperson on industry issues. Currently, much of his time is devoted to the successful roll-out of pensions automatic enrolment and the changes in retirement flexibility.

He previously led the Corporate Pensions operation, working with some of the largest corporate benefit consultants, intermediaries and clients on the implementation and management of their pension arrangements.

He is a scheme trustee and sits on a number of regulatory and trade body councils and advisory groups.

Jamie is a regular commentator, conference speaker, blogger and Tweeter (@pensionsguy) on pensions and related topics.

CONTACTS:

Lucy Grubb, Head of Media and PR, Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association
T: 020 7601 1726, M: 07713 073023, E: [email protected]

Babak Mayamey, Press Officer, Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association
T: 020 7601 1718, M: 07825 171 446, E: [email protected]

Kathryn Mortimer, Press Officer, Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association
T: 020 7601 1748, M: 07901 007713, E: [email protected]