David Reid

Head of Policy, Engagement & Analysis

David Reid
David Reid

The Pensions Dashboards Programme Team


David leads the Policy and Engagement team on the Pensions Dashboard Programme and is on secondment from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). David is responsible for working across government to ensure the legislative, legal and regulatory requirements of the programme are delivered. He also has senior responsibility for communications and engagement.

As a senior manager on the Pension Wise team at DWP he had responsibility for strategy, finance, analysis, marketing and learning and development.

He began his Civil Service career in 2002 in the Inland Revenue as a member of the Government Statistical Service working on small business taxation and capital and wealth taxes. From there David joined the Department for International Development working on international education statistics. He joined DWP in 2007 supporting a project to speed up the production and publication of National Statistics on fraud and error in the benefit system.

David has worked in pensions since 2008 when he joined the Automatic Enrolment Programme leading on the analysis of employer and exchequer costs. He moved into the policy profession in 2011 and was Head of Automatic Enrolment & NEST Policy and led the department’s sponsorship of NEST until 2015 when he moved to the Pension Wise team in HM Treasury.

David has a MMathStat (Hons) in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne.