The list of the most recent chairs of the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) – the body known as the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) up to 2015 – is as follows.
The organisation was formed in 1923 as the Association of Superannuation & Pension Funds, becoming the NAPF in 1967.
The PLSA has had only one female chair in its 98 year history - the former Whitbread group pensions director Lesley Williams, who was appointed as PLSA chair in 2015 for a two year term.
Chairs since 1993 are below:
2017-present - Richard Butcher
2015-2017 - Lesley Williams
2013-2015 - Ruston Smith
2011-2013 - Mark Hyde Harrison
2009-2011 - Lindsay Tomlinson
2007-2009 - Chris Hitchen
2005-2007 - Robin Ellison
2003-2005 - Terry Faulkner
2001-2003 - Peter Thompson
1999-2001 - Alan Pickering
1997-1999 - Peter Murray
1995-1997 - Tom Ross
1993-1995 - Ron Amy
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has revealed a 6% rise in the amount withdrawn flexibly this quarter versus the same period last year, and a 10% increase in the number of individuals using this freedom.
This week’s top stories included the Department for Work and Pensions conceding that chair’s statements do not entirely work, while Isio found that the top 12 professional trustee firms are growing by 14% per annum.
Here it is, our monthly digest of the most important pension articles Professional Pensions has written and published over the last month, along with some contextual notes.
When we asked PP’s Buzz respondents to describe the pensions industry in one word, we thought they would be much more positive than they were.