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John Adams


John has been with the Pensions Policy Institute (PPI) since 2008 and has worked in a lead role in the modelling of a wide range of projects including public sector pensions and pension related tax-relief.

John is also responsible for the PPI's Pension Facts and oversees the annual publication of the PPI’s Pensions Primer: a guide to the UK pensions system. He has authored Briefing Notes and reports on subjects such as how housing wealth can support retirement, tax policy on pension schemes, harnessing pension savings for debt alleviation and public sector pension reforms.

Before working for the PPI, John worked for Hewitt Associates where he worked primarily on modelling of standard and non-standard Defined Benefit pension scheme calculations for the consultants to present to the clients.

Prior to joining Hewitt, John worked for the Government Actuary's Department for 8 years in the Occupational Pensions directorate, during which time he calculated public sector pension scheme valuations, bulk transfer values, and designed models for the use of other Government departments.

John has a BSc in Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics from Heriot Watt and a Post Graduate Diploma in Actuarial Management from Cass Business School.

In his spare time, John is an avid baker and often shares the products of his baking with the rest of the PPI team.

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