PLSA appoints six new members to its board and Policy Board

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has appointed two new members to its board and four new members to its Policy Board, following a formal selection process.

Smart Pension CEO, Jamie Fiveash, and LCP partner and head of DC, Laura Myers, have been hired to the PLSA Board.

The PLSA Board aims to support the PLSA in delivering on its aim to help everyone achieve a better retirement income.

It sets strategy, allocates resources, reviews financial performance and monitors the effectiveness of lobbying, events, training, and membership products and services.

Meanwhile, the PLSA also appointed Shell head of UK pensions, Alan Howard, Border to Coast Pensions Partnership chief stakeholder officer, Ewan McCulloch, Rolls-Royce group head of pensions and benefits, Fiona Brown, and Now Pensions director of public affairs and policy, Lizzy Holliday, to its Policy Board.

The PLSA’s Policy Board seeks to guide and select the association’s public policy positions, with its remit covering all PLSA policy work on pensions and lifetime savings.

Its goal is to shape the policy agenda for all aspects of retirement income.

Independent consultant, Alison Hatcher, is stepping down from the PLSA Board, while HSBC Bank Pension Trust CEO, Lisa Young-Harry, and USS chief scheme strategy and stakeholder officer, Mel Duffield, are stepping down from the Policy Board.

“We are in an exciting period for the pensions sector, with DB schemes and the LGPS now almost entirely in surplus, more savers than ever contributing to workplace schemes and big philosophical questions being asked about the future make-up of our industry,” said PLSA Board chair, Emma Douglas.

“The PLSA has an ambitious public policy work programme matched by the improvements we are making in bringing the industry together.

“We are really pleased to be able to bring some fresh expertise to our governance structures to see these ambitions through. I would also like to thank Alison for her invaluable contributions over the last five years on the board, she will be missed.”

PLSA Policy Board chair, John Chilman, added: “The diversity of thought and background across our Policy Board members provides us with the enhanced expertise to shape and develop the pensions and lifetime savings landscape.

“Together with our new members we will be able to continue to develop the policies which inevitably help everyone achieve better pensions at retirement.

“I would like to thank Lisa Young-Harry and Mel Duffield for their expert contributions to the Policy Board during their time as members.”

All the appointments are subject to, and become effective from, the successful passing of resolutions at the PLSA Annual General Meeting on 19 October.

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