Lesley Carline has been elected as president of the Pensions Management Institute, with effect from 11 July 2018.
Carline, who takes on the role from Robert Branagh, was previously vice president of the PMI serving on the advisory council and its board. She has also recently taken on responsibility for chairing the development committee. As the previous chair of the PMI's qualifications, examinations and assessment committee, Carline has championed the introduction of defined contribution content and played a key role in the development of the Certificate in DC Governance.
She has worked in the pensions industry for over 26 years, having been involved in numerous consultations with The Pensions Regulator, the Department for Work and Pensions and has recently worked with the regulator on 21st Century trustee and scheme business plans. She has represented the PMI in discussions with the Office of Fair Trading on charges and she is also currently a director at KGC Associates.
Carline said: “The pensions industry continues to evolve at pace and I am delighted to be assuming the presidency at such an exciting time. I would like to thank Robert for his service to the PMI and I look forward to continuing my longstanding relationship with the PMI.”
The two vice presidents are Lorraine Harper and Lesley Alexander who have been elected to the position succeeding Lesley Carline. Elected to the advisory council are Sara Cook, Christine Kerr, Rosie Lacy, Chris Parrott and Ian Wright.
Commenting, PMI CEO Gareth Tancred said: “The PMI continues to play a leading role in the ongoing development of the pensions industry in the UK. Maintaining our pre-eminent position in UK pensions relies heavily on the quality of our staff and volunteers and we are delighted to be welcoming Lesley into the role of president. Lesley takes over from Robert Branagh whom I would like to thank for his invaluable service and contribution as President. Robert also served as chairman of the board and a number of committees over the last five years and has been instrumental in the change and modernisation agenda.”