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Margaret Snowdon OBE, MA (Hons), FMPI, FPAS

Margaret Snowdon OBE, MA (Hons), FMPI, FPAS

Margaret is a Pensions Professional and experienced Non-Executive Director, focused on good outcomes and high-quality services that don’t cost the earth.

She is a Non-Executive Director of the Pensions Regulator and an Independent Non-Executive Director of XPS Pensions Group plc.  She is also an Independent Non-Exec Director of the Phoenix Group With Profits Committees, having previously served as a Member of their IGC for almost three years.  She is a member of the Advisory Board of Moneyhub Enterprises. She previously held Partner and Director level positions with leading employee benefit and financial services companies.

Her voluntary roles are various. She is President of the Pensions Administration Standards Association and Chair of the Monitoring Board on Incentive Exercises and Chair of the Pension Scams Industry Group.  She is a Governor and Member of the Council of the Pensions Policy Institute and is a Fellow and former Vice President of the PMI as well as Fellow and past Chairman of The Pensions Advisory Service.  She is a member of the Pensions Advice Taskforce set up by the PFS to improve ethical standards in transfers advice through a Code of Good Practice and serves on the Advisory Board of the Transparency Taskforce.  Margaret was an independent member of the Steering Group for the original HM Treasury Pensions Dashboard project and continues to advise DWP on the topic.

Margaret was appointed an OBE in 2010 and was, uniquely, for seven years running named as one of the Top 50 Influential People in Pensions and was awarded for her outstanding contribution to the pensions industry by the PMI in 2012.  In 2013 she was listed as one of the Top 100 Women in Finance in Europe, in 2014 was named Pensions Personality of the Year and in 2017 was voted “Industry Champion”. In 2018, she was voted the inaugural Pensions Woman of the Year.


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