The nominations are in and the longlist for the Greatest Single Contribution to Occupational Pensions (1998-2017) accolade has been finalised.
This year, Professional Pensions is holding the 20th UK Pensions Awards and we need YOUR help to find the people who have made the greatest contribution to the industry over that time…
We are presenting a special award - the Greatest Single Contribution to Occupational Pensions 1998-2017 - to recognise the individual who has done the most to advance the cause of occupational pensions over the past two decades.
This accolade will replace the Pensions Personality of the Year Award for this year.
The PP editorial team have been speaking to trustees, scheme managers and people from around the industry and have received a large number of nominations for the accolade - and the final longlist is below.
Vote for your favourite!
We will now hold a vote to decide on the shortlist for the accolade.
To vote, simply send an email to [email protected] by 5pm on Tuesday 25th April, with "Greatest Contribution" in the subject line and the name of your choice in the body of the message.
The final longlist for this accolade is as follows:
Baroness Altmann was pensions minister from 2015 to 2016. Some of her previous work contributed to the establishment of the Pension Protection Fund and the Financial Assistance Scheme and she has been a long time campaigner for fairness in the pension system.
Bowie was the first president of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, sitting in the role from 2010 to 2011. He is also a senior partner at Hymans Robertson, chair of Prudential Assurance's With Profits Committee, and chair of the Royal Bank of Scotland Trustee Company.
Baroness Drake is a Labour peer and vicechair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on pensions. She is currently a trustee of the O2 and Santander pension schemes, a governor of the Pensions Policy Institute, and a board member of The Pensions Advisory Service. She was also a member of Lord Turner's pensions commission.
Ellison is head of strategic development for pensions at Pinsent Masons, and former chairman of the National Association of Pension Funds - now the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association. He founded the Association of Pensions Lawyers and was the first solicitor Honorary Fellow of the Pensions Management Institute.
Ezra recently retired as co-chair, global consulting for Russell Investments worldwide and is now a fellow of the American Savings Education Council and is a member of Advisory Board of the World Pension Summit. He has published books including The Retirement Plan Solution: The Reinvention of Defined Contribution (2009) and is also a lecturer at the Rotman International Centre for Pension Management.
Field is a Labour MP and has been chairman of the Work and Pensions Committee since 2015. During his time on the committee, he has overseen inquiries into the British Home Stores pension schemes, and a wider review of defined benefit regulation.
LeGrand is the current president of the Pensions Management Institute. He is also a consultant at ARC Pensions Law, and was president of the Society of Pension Consultants from 2010 to 2012. He has more than 30 years' experience working in the pensions sector.
McLean is a senior consultant at Barnett Waddingham. He was previously the chief executive of The Pensions Advisory Service for 13 years, and a member of the National Employment Savings Trusts' member panel.
Pickering is the current chairman of BESTrustees, and is a trustee of the Plumbing Industry Pension Scheme and The People's Pension. He is a former chairman of the National Association of Pension Funds. He authored the Pickering Report, which laid some groundwork for the Pensions Act 2004.
Mody is global leader of PwC's retirement & pensions advisory capability and advises corporates, trustees, regulators and government. He is a fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and a founding director of Skyval, the pension analytics platform.
Lord Myners is a crossbench peer and former financial services secretary to the Treasury. He authored the influential Myners Report, which questioned whether pension funds were acting in the best interests of beneficiaries.
Salter is the senior partner Barnett Waddingham and specialises in advising companies and trustees operating occupational pension schemes. He served as president of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries for 2014-15 and is Junior Warden of the Worshipful Company of Actuaries (WCA).
Segars has been chief executive of the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association since 2006. She is also a founding governor of the Pensions Policy Institute and was head of pensions and savings at the Association of British Insurers.
Snowdon is chairman of the Pensions Administration Standards Association, and a non-executive director at The Pensions Regulator. She is also a former vice-president of the Pensions Management Institute, and former chairwoman of The Pensions Advisory Service.
Lord Turner is a crossbench peer and the former chairman of a landmark pensions review that advocated a national savings scheme and automatic enrolment. He is also a former chairman of the Financial Services Authority and once director-general of the Confederation of British Industry.
Waddingham is a founding partner of Barnett Waddingham, and a governor of the Pensions Policy Institute. He is also a former chairman of the Association of Consulting Actuaries, and has served as sheriff of the City of London.
Sir Steve is a Liberal Democrat who served as pensions minister from 2010 to 2015 under the coalition government. During that time, he oversaw the introduction of the state pension triple lock and auto-enrolment. He is now director of policy at Royal London, and received a knighthood for political and public service in 2017.
Young joined The Pensions Actuaryas an actuary in 2009 after retiring from the Government Actuary's Department (GAD), where he worked from 1972 on a number of social security and policy issues in the UK and internationally. During his career he also advised the DWP on changes to state pensions in the late 1990s; helped design a new scheme funding regime to replace the Minimum Funding Requirement (MFR); and was one of the key architects of the Pension Protection Fund. Young is a council member of the Pensions Policy Institute and is a past chairman of the International Actuarial Association.
After voting closes on 25th April, we will publish the shortlist.
The final winner will be decided by a vote at the UK Pensions Awards, which will be held on 4 May at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
Further information about the UK Pensions Awards can be found at: http://www.ukpensionsawards.com/