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Chair Profile: Margaret Snowdon, OBE

Image titleMargaret is a Pensions Professional and experienced Non-Executive Director, focused on good outcomes and high quality services that don’t cost the earth.

She is a Non-Executive Director of the Pensions Regulator and an Independent Non-Executive Director of Xafinity plc. She is also an Independent Non Exec Director of the Phoenix Group With Profits Committees, having previously served as a Member of their IGC for almost three years. She previously held Partner and Director level positions with leading employee benefit and financial services companies.

She is Chairman of the Pensions Administration Standards Association and also Chair of the Monitoring Board on Incentive Exercises and chairs the Pension Liberation Industry Group that developed the Combating Pension Scams Code of Good Practice. She is a Governor and member of the Council of the Pensions Policy Institute and is a Fellow and former Vice President of the PMI as well as Fellow and past Chairman of The Pensions Advisory Service.

Margaret was an independent member of the Steering Group for the HM Treasury Pensions Dashboard project and continues to advise DWP on the topic.

Margaret was appointed an OBE in 2010 and has, uniquely, for seven years running been named as one of the Top 50 Influential People in Pensions and was awarded for her outstanding contribution to the pensions industry by the PMI in 2012. In 2013 she was listed as one of the Top 100 Women in Finance in Europe, in 2014 was named Pensions Personality of the Year and in 2017 was voted “Industry Champion”.