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Lawrence Churchill CBE

PPI Chairman

Lawrence has been a Governor of the Pensions Policy Institute for ten years and was elected the Chair of Council on 15th June 2016. Lawrence has a portfolio of roles in Financial Services, in both the private and public sectors, with a common theme of making the industry work for consumers.

He is currently the Chairman of Clara Pensions and Chairman of Applegate Marketplace. 

Previously he was the founding chairman of both the Pension Protection Fund and the National Employment Savings Trust, and Chairman of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme and Prudential’s Independent Governance Committee.

Other previous public appointments include board memberships of the Financial Ombudsman Service, the Board for Actuarial Standards and the Personal Investment Authority. He has been a Trustee of the Royal Society of Arts, Age UK, the Employers’ Forum on Disability and the International Longevity Centre - UK.

Previous roles in the private sector include being Chief Executive of three insurance groups - NatWest Life, Unum’s European operations and Zurich’s UK and International Life businesses and the Senior Independent Director at Bupa. He is a past director of the Association of British Insurers.

Lawrence was educated at St. John’s College, Oxford, where he read Greats.


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