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PLSA appoints two new policy leads

26 November 2015

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The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association has announced the appointments of Tim Gosling as policy lead for defined contribution (DC), and Luke Hildyard as policy lead for stewardship and corporate governance.

Tim joins from NEST Corporation where he was most recently senior account manager, overseeing pensions policy for the organisation. Luke joins from the High Pay Centre think tank where he was deputy director.

At the High Pay Centre, Luke worked on corporate governance issues, with a particular focus on executive pay, employee engagement and responsible business.

Graham Vidler, director of external affairs at PLSA, said Tim and Luke will play vital roles to help the organisation meet its objectives.

'Tim will lead the DC pensions policy to support the creation of a sustainable legal and regulatory framework for DC pensions that delivers good member outcomes and Luke will promote and develop the corporate governance, responsible investment and engagement work to ensure the organisation remains an advocate for high corporate governance standards and a leading voice in shaping the surrounding debate.'

Tim Gosling, new policy lead for DC, said he was looking forward to helping continue the success of auto enrolment.

'It sometimes seems as though the best kept secret in public policy is just how interesting pensions have been over the last decade.

'Soon, it looks like we're going to be able to add 'successful' to 'interesting' as automatic enrolment covers more and more of the workforce.'

'As someone with a keen interest in securing the future of DC pensions, I'm looking forward to helping to steer the DC policy agenda.'

Luke Hildyard, policy lead for stewardship and corporate governance, said: 'This role offers a chance to contribute to the vital economic role played by the PLSA, representing an industry that stewards billions of pounds worth of investment and a significant proportion of the ownership of the UK's most important companies.'

First published 26.11.2015

Lindsay.sharman@wilmingtonplc.com