LGPS Central CEO Andrew Warwick-Thompson to step down

Written by Theo Andrew

Andrew Warwick-Thompson is due to step down from his role as CEO of LGPS Central in Spring 2019.

The announcement came after Warwick-Thompson spent just 14 months in the role, joining the firm from The Pensions Regulator where he was executive director of policy.

According to LGPS Central, Warwick-Thompson felt “the time was right” for somebody else to take the helm, following the fund's launch earlier this year. He has agreed to carry on his role while the board searches for his successor.

LGPS Central chair, Joanne Segars, said: “Andrew has done a great job in building LGPS Central Limited and successfully steering the company through its start-up, regulatory authorisation and launch earlier this year.

“His contribution means that today the company is a fully functioning fund manager responsible for the management and stewardship of nearly £14bn of LGPS assets. In addition, he has recruited a talented team of professionals to the company’s senior leadership team.”

Warwick-Thompson joined TPR board as executive director in 2013 where he has shaped regulatory policy across TPR defined benefit and defined contribution scheme work, including master trusts.

He was also responsible for EU pension policy work and the development of pension policy with UK government partners, principally HM Treasury and DWP.

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