Appointments update 3 June 2019

The Money and Pensions Service has appointed Chris Curry as principal of the Pensions Dashboard Industry Delivery Group (PDIDG).

Curry is the director of the Pensions Policy Institute and has worked on projects for the Department for Work and Pensions Auto-Enrolment Review Advisory Group. His first task will be forming the PDIDG with stakeholders from across the pensions sector. The group will work to develop the data standards and other criteria that any pensions dashboard will need to meet.

The Employer Covenant Practitioners Association (ECPA) has elected Paul Burnett as its chairman.

Burnett is the RPMI Railpen head of employer covenant and takes over from Donald Fleming in his new role at the ECPA. The association produces guidance for advisers and sponsors on employer covenant and is making representations to the government on covenant issues, such as the decision to introduce superfunds in the upcoming Pensions Bill.

Retirement Line has named Robin Ellison as a non-executive director.

Ellison is head of strategic development for pensions at Pinsent Masons, a trustee of several pension funds and is a visiting professor in pensions law at the University of London. Previously, he was chairman of the National Association of Pension Funds, now known as the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association.

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