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.
Tim is the Head of Modelling of the PPI responsible for delivering the models and modelling to support the PPI’s current research program.
Tim has worked alongside academics and other researchers on collaborative projects including WHeRL and CASPeR. These projects bring multidisciplinary research to widen the research scope to give a more complete view of the implications of interacting areas of policy.
Prior to joining the PPI Tim worked for Legal and General where he spent nearly ten years contributing to a wide variety of actuarial modelling projects, from financial reporting to annuity pricing.
Tim has an MA (Cantab.) having studied mathematics at Fitzwilliam College Cambridge.
The Fawcett Society is the UK’s leading charity campaigning for gender equality and women’s rights. Sam Smethers is the Chief Executive of the Fawcett Society and took up her post in 2015.
Prior to that she was the Chief Executive of Grandparents Plus for over six years. She had previously worked for the Equal Opportunities Commission as their Director of Public Affairs and also has nine years experience of working in parliament.
Sam is a trustee of Equally Ours, and a Director of the Good Law Project. She is also a former Trustee of the Fawcett Society and of single parent charity Gingerbread.
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.
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.
Helen joined Royal London in May 2017 and comments on a wide range of retirement related issues. Prior to this she was a pensions journalist and edited trade titles such as Professional Pensions and Retirement Planner.