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PLSA begins search for Policy Board members

PLSA begins search for Policy Board members

28 June 2018

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) is today calling for experienced and senior experts from the pensions sector to apply to become a member of its new Policy Board.

From autumn, the newly created Policy Board will guide and decide on the PLSA’s public policy positions, with a remit stretching across all PLSA policy work on pensions and lifetime savings. Its goal is to shape the policy agenda for all aspects of retirement income.

The Policy Board will be made up of around 15 people from a range of organisations within the PLSA’s membership, representing the diversity of PLSA’s members. This number includes the Policy Board Chair – Emma Douglas, Head of DC, Legal & General Investment Management – who was appointed last month.

Emma Douglas will be part of the selection panel for appointing the additional members, alongside Richard Butcher, PLSA Chair, and Nigel Peaple, who is the newly appointed Director of Policy and Research at the PLSA. Nigel Peaple was previously the PLSA’s Deputy Director for DC, Lifetime Savings and Research and has over 25 years experience of policy and public affairs roles within a range of government, EU and industry bodies.

Nigel’s appointment and the creation of the Policy Board are both key in ensuring policy remains at the forefront of the PLSA’s work and in helping the organisation deliver its aim of improving retirement outcomes for all. Nigel will lead the PLSA’s highly skilled and knowledgeable policy and research teams, and will work very closely with the Policy Board to campaign on the issues that are important to PLSA members and UK pension savers. 

Emma Douglas, Policy Board Chair for the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association, commented: “The PLSA is the leading voice of the pensions industry and well known for its robust and far-reaching policy work. The Policy Board is being created to ensure we continue to stay ahead on policy issues and shape the pensions and savings landscape for the benefit of both schemes and savers.

“We are looking for a range of experienced thought-leaders from within the pensions and savings sector to join the new Policy Board and support us in delivering the PLSA’s vision of helping everyone achieve a better income in retirement. I look forward to working with Nigel and the rest of the board in achieving this goal.”

Applications are now open and will close on 31st July 2018. More information about the selection criteria and how to apply can be found on the PLSA website here.




Robyn Margetts, Head of Media and PR, Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association
T: 020 7601 1726, M: 07713 073 023, E: [email protected] 

Kathryn Mortimer, Press Officer, Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association
T: 020 7601 1748, M: 07901 007 713, E: [email protected]


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.

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