The Council is responsible for managing the business of the PPI. There are currently 15 members of Council, including the PPI Director, Niki Cleal (please click here to view her biography).
Michael Pomery CVO - PPI Chairman
Michael was elected Chairman of the PPI Council in January 2012 and has been a member of the Council since 2006. He retired from full-time employment with Hewitt in 2006, 40 years after joining Bacon & Woodrow, as the firm was formerly known in the UK. He graduated in Mathematics from Oxford University in 1966 and qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in 1970. After two years teaching Maths at secondary school level in a developing country with Voluntary Service Overseas, he returned to Bacon & Woodrow in 1972 and became a Partner in 1973, advising companies and trustees on all aspects of pensions.
Michael is a Past President of the Institute of Actuaries, having served as President from 2004 to 2006, when he steered the profession through the Morris Review and a strategic review of the future of the professional body in the post-Morris era. Since 2006, he has been active in the International Actuarial Association, including chairing the IAA Professionalism Committee from 2008-2011, and currently sits on its Nominations Committee.
He was a member of the Council of the Institute of Actuaries from 1996 to 2002 and from 2003 to 2009, holding the office of Vice President from 2000 to 2002. He was a member of the Faculty and Institute of Actuaries Pensions Board from 1992 to 2002 and was Chairman of the Board from 1998 to 2000. In 2001, he received the President's Award for outstanding contribution to the actuarial profession in recognition of his leadership of the profession's Review of the Minimum Funding Requirement for the Government.
Michael is chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Schroders Charity Common Investment Funds, Honorary President of the Pensions Archive Trust, a Trustee of the charitable trust of the Worshipful Company of Actuaries and a Trustee of Whiteley Homes Trust.
Michael became a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) in the 2007 New Year Honours’ List, for actuarial services to the Royal Households.
Professor Nicholas Barr
Nicholas is Professor of Public Economics at the London School of Economics and the author of numerous books and articles including The Economics of the Welfare State (OUP, 4th edn, 2004), and Reforming Pensions: Principles and Policy Choices (with Peter Diamond) (OUP, 2008).
Nicholas spent two periods at the World Bank working on the design of income transfers in Central and Eastern Europe and Russia and has been a Visiting Scholar at the Fiscal Affairs Department at the International Monetary Fund.
Since the late 1980s, Nicholas has been active in debates about pension reform and higher education finance, advising governments in the post-communist countries, and in the UK, Australia, Chile, China, Hungary, New Zealand and South Africa.
Duncan Brown is a Principal Consultant in the Reward & Engagement practice at Aon Hewitt. He joined Aon Hewitt from the Institute for Employment Studies, where he was Director of HR and Reward Development. He has more than 20 years' experience in reward consulting and research with firms including PricewaterhouseCoopers and Towers Perrin. He also spent five years as Assistant Director General at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
His clients have included major private sector companies such as BP, Guardian Media Group and BA, public bodies such as the Cabinet Office, National Health Service and Equality and Human Rights Commission, and not-for-profit organisations such as the Cancer Research, ACCA and the United Nations.
Duncan is a leading commentator on reward issues, who has published numerous reports, articles and books. He has just published a new book on Evidence-based Reward Management. Duncan has appeared on BBC TV breakfast and evening news, as well as Radio 4's Today programme. He has participated on Government taskforces concerned with pensions and human capital reporting and was a member of the expert advisory group to the Hutton Review of Fair Pay. Duncan sits on and advises a number of board remuneration committees.
Human Resources magazine placed him in 2010 in its listing of the top 5 most influential thinkers in UK HR over the past 3 years.
Laurie Edmans CBE
Laurie has had a lifetime career in pensions and financial services. He is a member designate of the NEST board, and was one of the founding directors of the Pensions Regulator. He wass Chairman of the Safe Home Income Plans group and deputy chairman of MGM Assurance.
Laurie is also a director of B Different Ltd, a leading financial services research and branding agency, and treasurer of the Family and Parenting Institute.
Laurie received the CBE for services to pensions reform in 2006.
Andrew is a chartered accountant and recently retired from PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has specialised in work place pensions for over 25 years. He provides audit and other assurance services to trustees covering a wide variety of size and type of pension scheme.
Andrew is a former member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) Pensions Sub-Committee and has had Committee roles in both the National Association of Pensions Funds and the Society of Pensions Consultants. His current roles include being a Trustee of the staff pension scheme of the ICAEW.
Rhoslyn is currently Global Head of Pensions for Experian. Rhoslyn’s main interests concern the place for pensions in the employee reward package and the constantly changing legislation, increasing costs and the business imperative to de-risk which provide ongoing challenges for a FTSE100 company in sponsoring pension provision for its employees.
Previously, Rhoslyn was Group Head of Pensions at GUS in early 2004, subsequently moving to Experian as Global Head of Pensions in 2006 when GUS demerged its remaining businesses.
Prior to this, Rhoslyn spent more than 20 years working in pensions in the public sector. She joined British Coal after graduating from Manchester University and was appointed Secretary of the British Coal Staff Superannuation Scheme in 1987. She continued in that role until the privatisation of the coal industry in December 1994.
Rhoslyn joined the BBC in January 1995 as Secretary of the BBC Pension Scheme, left in 1997 to work for four years at the NAPF as Director of Benefits, and rejoined the BBC in 2001 as Head of Pensions.
Rhoslyn served on the NAPF Benefits Council from 2002 – 2005 and was Council Chairman from 2003 – 2005. She represented the UK on the Board of the EFRP for two years, and is a Fellow of the PMI.
Joanne Segars OBE
Joanne became the Chief Executive of the NAPF in October 2006 having joined the organisation in 2005 as Director of Policy. Before joining the NAPF she was Head of Pensions and Savings at the Association of British Insurers from 2001 to 2005. Joanne held the pensions brief at the Trades Union Congress for 13 years and started her career in pensions as a researcher and journalist for Incomes Data Services.
Joanne has a degree in economics from John Moores University, Liverpool, and a Master of Arts degree in industrial relations from the University of Warwick. She is also a Director of TUC Stakeholder Trustees Ltd. From 1996 to 2003 Joanne was a member of the board of Opra. Joanne is a board member of the European Federation for Retirement Provision.
Joanne Segars was awarded an OBE for services to the pensions industry in the 2003 Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Margaret Snowdon OBE
Margaret became a Governor of the PPI in 2009 and joined the PPI’s Council in 2011. Margaret chairs the PPI Council’s Funding Sub-Committee.
Margaret is currently the Director at JLT Employee Benefit and the Chairman of the Monitoring Board for Incentive Exercises. Margaret chaired a cross industry working group set up by the DWP, ABI and NAPF which produced a Code of Conduct for all incentive transfer exercises in 2012. Margaret also chairs the Centre for Retirement Reform where she is a founder director.
Previously Margaret was Lucida's Operations Director. Margaret joined Lucida from The Pensions Practice Ltd, a specialist pensions consultancy firm she set up in 2003. Prior to that Margaret was a Partner with Towers Perrin, where she was European Head of HR and Pensions Technology Consulting.
Previously, Margaret was a Partner with Mercer Human Resource Consulting where she ran outsourced administration services and led on pensions technical policy. She has advised many large pension funds on operational strategy and has managed several significant transition programmes.
Margaret is a Fellow and former Vice President of the Pensions Management Institute. She is a Fellow and immediate past Chairman of the Pensions Advisory Service and a Board member of the Pensions Administration Standards Association.
Margaret was appointed an Officer of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2010 New Year's Honours List for services to Pensioners.
Paul is a Solicitor who has specialised in work-based pension schemes since 1982. He joined Travers Smith as a partner in 1989 and advises on all aspects of pensions law. He advises on a wide variety of pension arrangements, including some of the UK's largest pension funds.
Paul has had several roles in the Association of Pension Lawyers and chaired its Legislative & Parliamentary Committee during the time of Government consultation on the Pensions Act 2004 and the new tax regime in the Finance Act 2004.
Paul is a Fellow of the Pensions Management Institute.
Professor Holly Sutherland
Holly is a Research Professor in the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex and Visiting Professor at the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion at the London School of Economics (LSE). Previously she has worked at the University of Cambridge, LSE and University College London.
Holly is an economist with more than 25 years of experience of designing, building and using tax-benefit microsimulation models for the analysis of the distributional, incentive and budgetary effects of public policies. She has co-authored/edited 5 books on microsimulation modelling and published widely in economics and social policy journals.
Holly currently leads the 27-country EUROMOD collaboration which is developing a model for comparative analysis across the EU and beyond. Her research interests include the gendered effects of pensions and redistributive policies, and child poverty measurement and analysis.
Anthony has recently retired after 17 years as Director of the Nuffield Foundation, one of the UK’s largest and best known charitable Foundations. The Foundation’s driving principle is that social well-being will be improved if public policy and practice are informed by good quality evidence. Pursuing that theme has taken Anthony in to a variety of substantive areas ranging from early learning through to the finances of old age, and taking on issues as varied as bioethics and constitutional reform.
Anthony’s main personal interest has been in science and mathematics education, where he has developed a number of large scale initiatives. Central to these is the question of how citizens in their various roles (including as employees, Trustees or pensioners) can sensibly engage with the increasingly technical demands of modern life, and what role education can play in helping that to happen.
Since retirement Anthony has taken on a number of non- executive roles, including a visiting Professorship in the Department of Education at King’s College London.
Peter is an actuary with 30 years' pensions experience. He joined BESTrustees in April 2005, after having worked at Mercer Human Resource Consulting for nearly 25 years and became a Director on 1 January 2006. During his time with Mercer, Peter worked in London, Leeds and Manchester and also set up Mercer's Investment Consulting practice in the North of England. He has dealt with pension schemes of many different sizes and in many different industries.
Peter has also been much involved with the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF), being a member of Council from 1994 to 2005 and NAPF Chairman from 2001 to 2003. From August 2005 to March 2006 he was Interim Chief Executive of the corporate governance company RREV.
Peter is a regular speaker and chairman at conferences and seminars, including trustee and other training courses. He has also contributed on pensions to print and broadcast media, including Radio 4 Money Box and the Today programme. He is a CEDR Accredited Mediator.
David Yeandle OBE
David has been a PPI Council Member since the PPI’s inception in 2001, and was a member of the PPI’s predecessor body, the Pensions Provision Group chaired by Tom Ross OBE.
David recently retired from the EEF – the manfacturers’ organisation - where he was the Head of Employment Policy, having joined the EEF in 1995. In 2010, David was one of three independent reviewers asked by the Government to conduct a review of the Government’s policy to introduce automatic enrolment into private pension saving.
David was educated at Bristol Grammar School and Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he obtained a degree in economics, and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and a Fellow of the RSA.
David is a member of the Executive Council of the Involvement and Participation Association (IPA), a member of the National Employer Advisory Board for the Reserves of the Armed Forces (NEAB), a member of the Advisory Committee of the Industrial Relations Research Unit at Warwick Business School and a member of the Advisory Board of UKWON (the UK Work Organisation Network).
In June 2008, David was awarded an OBE for services to engineering and manufacturing employers in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Andrew is an actuary and currently works at The Pensions Regulator. In 2009 he retired from the Government Actuary's Department, where he had worked for 37 years. During that time he advised the UK and foreign governments on various aspects of social security and pensions policy and financing, including lately advising the Pension Protection Fund and the Pensions Regulator.
In 2008, Andrew worked at the Personal Accounts Delivery Authority where he provided advice in the section examining issues facing personal account members entering the decumulation phase.
In 2007, he led a review for government into some aspects of the Financial Assistance Scheme (the "Young Review") aimed at improving the financial outcome for the members of pension schemes not covered by the PPF. In 2003-05 Andrew was seconded to the DWP to help design the PPF.
Andrew has been a member of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries Pensions Board and Chairman of their Technical and Research Committee. He was previously a past-chair of the International Actuarial Association Social Security Committee and is currently chair of an IAA sub-group on Population Issues.