UK - Former chair of the European Federation of Retirement Provision and Watson Wyatt partner Alan Pickering has joined the board of trustees of the Pre-retirement Association.
Pickering, who has also chaired the National Association of Pensions Funds and served as deputy chairman of the Occupational Pensions Board, lead a review into simplification of the UK pensions system in 2001.
Commenting on his new role, Pickering said: “It is a privilege to be invited to join the PRA Board at this exciting time and I am looking forward to playing a part in increasing the influence and reach of the PRA in order to ensure more individuals can benefit from the excellent work that it is doing.”
PRA chair Bob Bridges said: “[Pickering] is joining the Board at an opportune moment because the need for life and financial planning has never been greater.
“Individuals have to assume greater responsibility and the PRA is determined to extend its reach so that more individuals will benefit from the PRA expertise and high quality educational materials including our financial education materials.”
The PRA is an educational charity with knowledge on life planning, the older worker and pre-retirement planning. The Association also runs a post graduate educational program, pre-retirement courses, research and consultancy.
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