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TPR appoints acting director of AE to replace Counsell

Written by Natalie Tuck
20/04/17

The Pensions Regulator has appointed Darren Ryder as acting director of automatic enrolment following Charles Counsell’s resignation.

Ryder, who currently serves as head of design and service delivery with the regulator’s AE team, has 28 years’ experience working in the public sector. These include child support, business and individual tax, and retirement savings. Counsell will leave the regulator in May to become chief executive of the Money Advice Service.

Commenting on the appointment, TPR chief executive Lesley Titcomb said: "I am delighted Darren Ryder will be bringing his considerable experience and knowledge of automatic enrolment, both here in the UK and in New Zealand, to this important role to ensure the successful implementation of automatic enrolment continues for the tens of thousands of employers yet to meet their duties."

On his own appointment, Ryder said he was “excited” to be leading TPR’s “talented and committed auto-enrolment team”.

“Automatic enrolment has been a huge success to date, and I look forward to continuing that success. We will be maintaining our communications to employers to ensure they have all the information and tools they need to meet their duties,” he added.

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