The PQM BOARD
The Pension Quality Mark was set up in 2009 and is wholly owned by the Pensions & Lifetime Savings Association (formerly the National Association of Pension Funds).
A not-for-profit organisation, it is run by PQM Board of Directors who look after strategic development of the initiative and the standards. It also acts as independent appeals panel for complex applications.
The Current Non-Executive Directors are:
Gregg Mcclymont - Chair
Gregg McClymont is the Chair of the Pension Quality Mark Limited Board. He is also Aberdeen Asset Management's Head of Retirement, brings a consumer focused perspective to the rapidly changing world of investment and savings. Previously a Member of Parliament, Shadow Minister of State for Pensions, and an academic historian, Gregg holds degrees from the Universities of Glasgow (MA Hons 1st class), Pennsylvania (AM), and Oxford (MA, DPhil). Gregg is currently a Visiting Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford, was previously a Fellow of St Hugh's College, Oxford, and his co-authored book Towards a new pensions settlement: the international experience (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016) is out now.
Vicky Wright has worked in the field of human resource management for the past 40 years and was President of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) between 2006 and 2010. During the first 15 years of her career Vicky worked in line personnel management and industrial relations, as well as undertaking research at Bristol Polytechnic and being an employee relations advisor for the Confederation of British Industry. Since 1986 Vicky has been a consultant. She was Managing Director of Hay Management Consultants Ltd and their Worldwide Head of Reward Consulting before joining Ernst & Young LLP as a Partner in 2001. Between 2005 and 2011 she worked at Watson Wyatt Limited (now Towers Watson) where she was a Director, Consulting Services advising clients on human resources strategy; performance measurement and management; and executive reward.
She is a Chartered Companion of the CIPD and received the award of their Gold Medal in 2010. She is a Past President of the UK Management Consultants Association.
Georgina Stewart has worked in the field of professional services marketing for over 25 years. She joined Sacker & Partners LLP, the UK's leading law firm for pension scheme trustees, employers and providers, as Director of Business Development in March 2013. She heads the team responsible for all areas of business development, including client care, new business, marketing and communications, and the firm's wider links with the pensions world.
Before joining Sackers, Georgina ran her own business development consultancy, Blue Panther, which specialised in helping small and medium sized organisations from all sectors to grow their businesses. Before that she spent eleven years at the international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, latterly as Business Development Director.
Georgina is also a Justice of the Peace and sits as a chairman on the East London bench.
Nigel Stanley has been a Trustee Member of NEST since 2011, where he chairs the Remuneration Committee and is a member of the Investment and Determination Committees.
He was Head of Campaigns and Communications at the TUC from 1997 until 2015 where he was responsible for the organisations media, new media, public affairs, publications and events. He led much of the TUC's work on the pension policies the flowed from the Pensions Commission. He has also been a Trustee of the TUC pension scheme.
Before the TUC he freelanced in public affairs and journalism after working for Robin Cook MP and Bryan Gould MP. He is a Governor of the Pensions Policy Institute.
Karen has had strategic and global roles in Corporate Responsibility /Sustainability for companies including Vodafone and Thomson Reuters, driving innovation across the environmental agenda to improve performance. As a founder NED for the Institute for Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability (ICRS) she is committed to promoting standards for the profession and excellence within the wider business community.
For 6 years she was Trustee at the Nationwide Charitable Foundation and was responsible for shaping the multi award winning strategy. She is now Vice Chair of MCS, a charity which promotes low carbon and renewable technologies in addition to having an oversight role on the trading company, a membership organisation which develops standards for the industry. She now has a portfolio of roles which include advocacy for consumers, ethics and professional standards.
Karen is a Magistrate of long standing in the West London Area.
Until May 2018, Lesley was Group Pensions Director at Whitbread, with responsibility for Corporate pensions strategy and to the Trustee Company for the operation of the Pension Fund and its investments. Lesley worked in the pensions industry for just over 30 years, with previous positions in Gateway Foodmarkets, Abbey National, the Pearl Group and Henderson Global Investors.
She is a Fellow of the PMI and has an MBA. She is a past Chair of the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association and is currently a Board Director, leading the PLSA's diversity advisory group. She contributes to widely to pensions policy debate in various forums.
Steve Webb is Director of Policy at Royal London. He was Minister of State for Pensions between 2010 and 2015, the longest-serving holder of the post. During that time he implemented major reforms to the state pension system, oversaw the successful introduction of automatic enrolment and played a key role in the new pension freedoms implemented in April 2015. He was awarded a knighthood in the 2017 New Year's Honours.
Matthew doyle - Managing Director, Pension Quality Mark Ltd
Matthew joined the Pension Quality Mark Ltd (PQM) in March 2016. Before joining the PQM he was the Commercial Director for the engagement business at Hermes Investment Management where he managed the strategy and growth of the business.
Prior to this Matthew held Chief Operating Officer roles at Latham & Watkins where he was responsible for growing the global English Law practice, and McGrathNicol where he was responsible for the delivery of quality professional services to Global clients in the financial services sector.
Matthew is a trustee of The Adolescent and Children's Trust (TACT). Matthew has an MBA from HEC, Paris.
Julian Mund - Chief Executive, pensions and lifetime savings association
Julian joined the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association as Commercial Services Director at the end of September 2013, and is now the Chief Executive. Prior to joining PLSA he worked at the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) for almost 16 years. Most recently he was CIPFA's Director of Markets and Product Development where he led CIPFA's business development, sales and customer service teams. He also led on business growth and strategic development across CIPFA's commercial business. Prior to this Julian was Director of Operations at CIPFA and headed up the delivery of their commercial services which included events, training, publications, recruitment services, benchmarking, and consultancy. Julian worked at the Department for Education before joining CIPFA.
Julian has a degree in mathematics from London University and a master's degree in policy research from Bristol University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and a Member of the Institute of Directors.
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