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Chair Profile: Margaret Snowdon, OBE

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Margaret 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 NED of the Phoenix Group IGC. She advises Trustee and Corporate clients on operational strategy through her own business, Margaret Snowdon Consulting. She previously held Partner and Director level positions with leading employee benefit consultancies. 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. In September 2016, Margaret was appointed by HM Treasury to represent pensions, as one of two independent senior level members of their Steering Group on the national Pensions Dashboard project. She joined the Transparency Task Force to focus on costs and charges borne by members and trustees and is a Charter Partner of the recently formed Retirement Income Alliance, an independent organisation set up to help people make well informed decisions around their finances for later life. Margaret was appointed an OBE in 2010 and has, uniquely, for six 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 and in 2014 was named Pensions Personality of the Year.