PLSA announces director of external affairs’ departure

The Pension and Lifetime Savings Association’s director of external affairs Graham Vidler is to depart after four years in the role.

During his service at the Association, Vidler integrated the PLSA’s policy and communications functions in order to keep up with the sector, while the pensions industry saw significant change including the introduction of the Freedom and Choice reform and the roll-out of auto-enrolment.

Until his successor is confirmed, Vidler’s team will report directly into chief executive Julian Mund.

Vidler has had an extensive career in pensions and finance to date and previously served as director of communications at Nest and head of marketing at Aviva. As well as other roles at Which? and the Association of British Insurers.

Commenting on his departure, Vidler said: “I’ve hugely enjoyed my time at the PLSA and it’s been a real privilege working with such an expert and committed group of colleagues and members. The decision to leave is a tough one but I’ve concluded that now is the right time for me to move on.

“The job of improving the nation’s retirement incomes is far from complete but I’m proud of the progress we’ve made over the past four years. I look forward in particular to seeing the results of our ground-breaking work on retirement income targets and DB scheme consolidation and I’m confident that I leave behind a great team who will continue to move these and other projects forward.”

Mund added: “Graham has been a highly professional leader of our external affairs functions and a valued board and executive committee colleague. He has been a great asset to the organisation in his time here and, while we will be sad to see him leave, we wish him all the best in his future career.”

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