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Pensions Dashboards Programme appoints new members to advisory group

  • 8 new members appointed to pensions dashboards advisory group
  • new appointees join existing 10 members of the previous steering group
  • advisory group will shape the delivery of dashboards

The Pensions Dashboards Programme (PDP) has appointed 8 new members to an advisory group tasked with providing insights to shape the delivery of dashboards.

The advisory group, which replaces PDP’s steering group, provides input on a range of issues that are important for the success of the programme. The group’s existing membership includes all the previous members of the steering group.

The new members represent a range of organisations involved in the different stages of delivering dashboards. This includes pension providers and schemes, administrators and integrated service providers.

The new advisory group members are:

  • Geraldine Brassett – Senior Consultant, Willis Towers Watson
  • Matt Burrell – Public Affairs Manager, Phoenix
  • David Cheetham – Associate Principal, Brightwell
  • Chris Connelly – Chief Strategy Officer, Heywood Pension Technologies
  • Claire Neale – Police Pension Advisor, National Police Chiefs Council
  • Graham Peacock – Retirement Proposition Lead, FNZ Group
  • David Poynton – Product Manager, Equisoft
  • Mark Rowlands – Director of Customer Engagement, NEST Corporation

Their appointment follows an open recruitment process, with a PDP panel selecting the successful applicants.

Chris Curry, PDP’s Principal, said:

“I’m delighted to welcome the new members of the pensions dashboards advisory group. We had an outstanding group of applicants, and I believe they will make a vital contribution to the group.

“Dashboards will be a success if we continue to work collaboratively across industry, regulators and government. The advisory group has an important role to play in shaping dashboards that will boost savers’ engagement with their pensions.”

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The existing 10 members of the advisory group are:

The existing 10 members of the advisory group are:

  • Yvonne Braun – ABI
  • Francis Goss – Cognacity
  • Paddy Greene – Which?
  • Kim Gubler – PASA
  • Dominic Lindley – independent consumer representative
  • Dr Will Lovegrove – University College London
  • Andrew Lowe – IFoA
  • Nigel Peaple – PLSA
  • Romi Savova – PensionBee
  • Samantha Seaton – Moneyhub

About PDP

The Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) has established the Pensions Dashboards Programme team, led by Principal Chris Curry, to design and implement the ecosystem that will make pensions dashboards work and which will enable individuals to view all their pensions data via their chosen dashboard.  Pensions dashboards will enable individuals to access their pensions information online, securely and all in one place, thereby supporting better planning for retirement and growing financial wellbeing. Dashboards will provide clear and simple information about an individual’s multiple pension savings, including their State Pension. They will also help them to reconnect with any lost pension pots.   

The Pensions Dashboards Programme has its own website where news, blogs and reports will be published regularly – www.pensionsdashboardsprogramme.org.uk

MaPS’ role in developing pensions dashboards 

Government has committed to facilitating the pensions industry to develop this initiative and have given specific responsibilities to the Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) which include:  

  • bringing together a programme team to lead the implementation of pensions dashboards   
  • appointing an industry steering group to set the strategic direction of the programme  
  • beginning work to create and run a non-commercial pensions dashboard – the MaPS dashboard

About the Money and Pensions Service

The Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) vision is: ‘everyone making the most of their money and pensions.’

MaPS is an arm’s-length body sponsored by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), and it has a joint commitment to provide access to the information and guidance people across the UK need, to make effective financial decisions over their lifetime. The organisation also engages with HM Treasury on policy matters relating to financial capability and debt advice.

MaPS brings together the free services previously delivered by the Money Advice Service, The Pensions Advisory Service and Pension Wise. MaPS offers customers guidance and appointments over the telephone, online and in person.

For further information visit the Money and Pensions Service website: www.moneyandpensionsservice.org.uk

Consumers can continue to access free guidance about their money and pensions via the following website:

www.moneyhelper.org.uk

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Published: 21 March 2024

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