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New PLSA chief executive announced

27 July 2017

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The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has announced Julian Mund as its new chief executive, from 1 August 2017.

Julian is currently the commercial services director and acting chief executive at PLSA.

He joined in September 2013 has been "instrumental" in growing the organisation's commercial income by 29% and improving the overall quality and breadth of PSLA's offering, the organisation said.

Julian will continue to be supported by the other members of the PLSA senior team, including Graham Vidler, director of external affairs; Mark Cooke, director of finance and corporate services; and Edward Bogira, chief of staff.

Lesley Williams, current chair of the PLSA, said: "Having worked closely with Julian over the last few years, I am delighted to welcome him as chief executive."

"As an organisation that speaks about the importance of good governance, we considered who would be the most appropriate fit for the role, as well as consulting our strong succession plans, and Julian's appointment is a result of those."

"He has successfully led the team during a very uncertain time, ensuring stability and the continuity of our work, and I look forward to working closely with him to build on this success in the future."

Prior to joining the PLSA, Julian worked at the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) for 16 years, most recently acting as director of markets and product development, as well as at the Department for Education.

He said: "I am absolutely delighted to be appointed as chief executive of the PLSA."

"I want us to champion and focus on the areas that matter most to our members, and help us to provide a strong foundation for people's retirement income."

"The PLSA has a dedicated and extremely capable workforce, and I am really looking forward to us driving the organisation forwards."

First published 27.07.2017

Lindsay.sharman@wilmngtonplc.com