Joanne Segars
Chair of Board of Trustees, NOW: Pension Trustee Limited

Joanne has over 30 years’ experience in the pensions and investment industry. In May 2017 she was appointed as the first Chair of LGPS Central Ltd, the asset manager for 9 midlands-based local authority pensions funds whose assets total £45bn. In December 2017 Joanne became a Trustee Director of NOW: Pensions, one of the UK’s largest auto-enrolment pension providers. She is a member of the Legal and General Independent Governance Committee which is charged with acting in the interests of the members of L&G’s DC workplace pensions. Joanne is Chair of the Joint Expert Panel on the Universities Superannuation Scheme. She is a Director of the Pensions Policy Institute.

Joanne was the Chief Executive of the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (formerly the NAPF) from 2006 June 2017, having been its first Policy Director from 2005-2006. She joined the organisation from the Association of British Insurers where she was Head of Pensions and Savings. Joanne held the pensions brief at the Trades Union Congress from 1988-2001 and started her career as a pensions researcher and journalist at Incomes Data Services. She was a member of the Board of the Environment Agency in March and chaired its pension funds from 2017-2018.

She was a Board member of PensionsEurope, the EU trade association for pensions, from 2010-2017 and its Chair from 2012-201 and a Board member of the Pensions Infrastructure Platform and Chair from 2013-2016. She was a member of the Occupational Pensions Regulatory Authority (OPRA) from 1996-2006.

Joanne has a degree in economics from John Moores University and an MA in Industrial Relations from the University of Warwick. She was awarded the OBE for services to pensions in the 2003 Queen’s Birthday Honours.

 

Jane Portas
Partner, PwC

Jane is a Chartered Accountant and a Partner at PwC where she advises UK and global insurance businesses on a breadth of risk and regulatory matters. Jane leads PwC’s focus on financial inclusion, customer outcomes, and the firm’s Brexit services for insurance. In January 2017, she was invited to provide expert evidence to the UK Treasury Select Committee on Solvency II for insurers, and the options for the UK regime post Brexit.

Jane is a co-founder of Insuring Women’s Futures, a market-led programme under the Chartered Insurance Institute, aimed at improving women’s and wider society’s financial resilience. She is the author of three financial risks in life research studies underpinning the programme (including “Solving Women’s pension deficit to improve retirement outcomes for all”), and a financial wellbeing guide, available at insuringwomensfutures.co.uk. Jane is also a Committee Member of Insurance Supper Club.

 

Anna Whitehouse
Founder, Mother Pukka

Anna is the trailblazing Sunday Times best-selling author, mother and campaigner behind the Flex Appeal movement (flexible working for all). She is open, honest, well informed and forever hilarious in her voice of Mother Pukka which is a platform created to share the trials and tribulations of parenthood and beyond.

Anna topped the Apple Kids and Family Podcast chart at No.1 with Dirty Mother Pukka and her weekly Sunday show on Heart radio has pulled in thousands of new listeners. She is a force to be reckoned with not just within the parenting space but for anyone who has a penchant for honest accounts of how to navigate your way through life with wit and purpose.

 

Adrian Boulding
Director of Policy, NOW: Pensions

Adrian Boulding is Director of Policy for NOW: Pensions, where he is spearheading the drive to close to the gender pension gap, both through our collaboration with Pensions Policy Institute on identifying the important causes and also through our Parliamentary Petition to close the net pay anomaly which today impacts well over one million women.

Adrian works closely with industry bodies PLSA where he sits on Policy Board and also PMI where he sits on the Master Trust Steering Group. In addition to his work at NOW: Pensions, Adrian is Chief Innovation Officer at fintech start-up Spire Platform Solutions and Director of Retirement Strategy at software company Dunstan Thomas.

 

Daniella Silcock
Head of Policy Research, Pensions Policy Institute (PPI)

Daniela is Head of Policy Research at the Pensions Policy Institute (PPI), and leads the Policy Research team. She has a wealth of experience in conducting quantitative and qualitative research into all aspects of state and private pensions policy, writing articles for journals and national press, and presenting to a variety of domestic and international audiences, including radio and television appearances.

Daniela originally joined the PPI in 2008 and took a short break in 2012 to work as a Committee Specialist for the Work and Pensions Select Committee. Prior to working in research and policy Daniela was a social worker with vulnerable adults and children. Daniela has an MSc in Social Policy and Planning from the London School of Economics.

 

Stefan Lundbergh
Director, Cardano Insights


Stefan Lundbergh is Director of Cardano Insights and until recently a non-executive board member of the Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund (AP4).In the summer of 2017, he headed a reviewed the Swedish premium pension system.In his past he held various positions at APG in the Netherlands and Skandia Life Insurance Company in Sweden. He holds a PhD from Stockholm School of Economics.

 

 

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Yvonne Braun
Director of Policy, Long Term Savings and Protection

Yvonne has over 20 years’ experience in financial services and leads the ABI’s work on pensions, social care and income protection. She is a member of the ABI’s Executive Team and Executive Sponsor for Diversity and Inclusion. Yvonne is particularly motivated by the importance of financial security in underpinning people’s happiness in later life. She has driven forward several innovative projects, most recently the pensions dashboard, which aim to give consumers greater power over their long term financial health.

Yvonne previously worked at the Financial Services Authority in policy and public affairs. Her earlier career was spent as a capital markets lawyer at US law firm Cleary Gottlieb and at Goldman Sachs. Yvonne is a trustee of Asthma UK, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Governor of the Pensions Policy Institute. She is a graduate of Cambridge University and holds a doctorate in international criminal law. In 2019, Yvonne won the ‘Pensions Personality of the Year’ award. She can be found on Twitter at @YvonneBraun4.

 

Johnathan Bland
Co-founder & Director Geek, Pension Geeks

Jonathan Bland is co-founder and director of UK based, award-winning creative communications company Pension Geeks. Pension Geeks specialises in creating vibrant and innovative communications on pensions, rewards and financial wellness within workplaces to engage the audience and help them to feel good about their finances.

They deliver workplace communication strategies – creating tools such as video, animation, games, virtual reality, apps, portals and modellers, alongside workplace events. Pension Geeks are dedicated to communicating in a language that is simple and jargon-free in order to make financial topics accessible to all. Pension Geeks is also behind the hugely successful ‘Pension Awareness Campaign’, which takes place on 15th September annually. Jonathan is a talented animator and studied under the guidance of some of the world’s leading animators for Disney and Pixar. He has experience of working within film and education and began working in communications for the pension industry in 2012.

 

Gregg McClymont
Director of Policy, B&CE

Gregg joined B&CE, the provider of The People’s Pension, in July 2018. He believes that pensions for the many are best delivered by profit to member funds with scale. In the UK The People’s Pension is the only fund of this kind. Gregg is the co-author of two volumes on global pension system design, Towards a new pensions settlement: the international experience Vols I & II (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016, 2018) as well as two more volumes on UK system design Pensions at Work that Work (2013) and Pensions People Can Trust (2012).

Previously Gregg was an MP 2010-15; Shadow Minister of State for Pensions 2011-2015; and a member of the Prime Minister’s Commission on Further Devolution to Scotland. His first career was as an academic; Gregg held a fellowship at St Hugh’s College, Oxford, before entering Parliament. Gregg is a Visiting Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford and sits on a number of pensions industry boards and committees.

NOW: Pensions has a good technical infrastructure combined with a pension product suitable for our team. We couldn’t be happier with NOW: Pensions.
Martin Woods, SALT.agency