The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association has today announced the full membership of its new Policy Board, which will have a remit stretching across all PLSA policy work on pensions and lifetime savings.
Following a comprehensive selection process, the PLSA has appointed 16 people from a range of organisations within the PLSA’s membership, representing the full diversity of the Association’s members. These members will work with the Policy Board Chair – Emma Douglas, Head of DC, Legal & General Investment Management – to guide and decide on the PLSA’s public policy positions.
From next month, the Policy Board’s goal will be to shape the PLSA’s policy agenda for all aspects of retirement income. Subject to approval at the PLSA’s Annual General Meeting, the full membership of the Policy Board will be:
- Anna Rogers, ARC Pensions Law
- Teresa Fritz, Croydon Pension Fund
- Laura Myers, Lane Clark & Peacock LLP
- Emma Douglas, Legal & General Investment Management Ltd - Chair
- Jackie Peel, Mars UK
- Brian Henderson, Mercer
- Chris Hogg, National Grid
- Zoe Alexander, NEST
- Nicola Mark, Norfolk Pension Fund
- Adrian Boulding, Now: Pensions
- Carol Young, Royal Bank of Scotland
- Michael Watkins, Smart Pension
- Jamie Jenkins, Standard Life
- Neil Mason, Surrey County Council
- Gregg McClymont, The People’s Pension
- Mel Duffield, Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS)
- Rachel Brothwood, West Midlands Pension Fund
Emma Douglas, Chair of the PLSA Policy Board, said: “I am delighted to announce the full membership of the PLSA’s Policy Board, with a host of experienced thought-leaders from within the pensions sector. After receiving 60 applications for the 16 positions, I am particularly pleased we were able to achieve such diversity across the membership.
“The make-up of the Policy Board not only reflects the breadth of the PLSA’s membership, but we also have a range of ages and backgrounds represented and over 50 per cent are female, which unfortunately can still be rare within our industry. I am very much looking forward to working with this group to shape the pensions and savings landscape for the benefit of both schemes and savers.”
Nigel Peaple, Director of Policy & Research, PLSA said: “The new Policy Board is key in ensuring we continue to stay ahead on policy issues and in helping us deliver our mission of helping everyone achieve a better income in retirement. We look forward to working closely with our Policy Board to campaign on the issues that are important to PLSA members and UK pension savers.”
The creation of a PLSA Policy Board was one of the proposed changes announced at the PLSA’s Annual Conference in October 2017, and which the organisation then consulted on. Emma Douglas was announced as Policy Board Chair in May and carried out the selection process for other members together with Richard Butcher, Chair of the PLSA, and Nigel Peaple, Director of Policy & Research at the PLSA.
The PLSA will ask its members to approve the appointments of all Policy Board members, including Emma Douglas, at the PLSA Annual General Meeting on 19 October.
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