Nigel Peaple to step down as PLSA director of policy and advocacy

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has announced that director of policy and advocacy, Nigel Peaple, is stepping away from his current role to work on a part-time basis as the PLSA’s first chief policy counsel.

After eight years at the PLSA, including six as director of policy and advocacy, Peaple will step back from full-time work and instead switch to working on a part-time basis.

His role as executive director of policy and advocacy, which includes being a member of the PLSA Board, will finish at the end of August.

However, Peaple will take up a new part-time role as the PLSA’s first chief policy counsel, providing policy advice to the chief executive, to the chairs of the policy board and policy committees, and to the in-coming director of policy and advocacy.

He will also undertake an advocacy role on the PLSA’s key priority projects in this "pivotal year" of a General Election.

Commenting on the news, PLSA chief executive, Julian Mund, said: “During two stints at the PLSA, Nigel has served us, and our members, with dedication for 13 years.

“He has made an immeasurable contribution to developing pensions policy during that time.

"On one hand, we will miss the energy and commitment Nigel brings to his day-to-day duties, but on the other, I am very pleased that he has agreed to stay on in an advisory role in a pivotal year for pensions.”

Adding to this, Peaple said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed working full time, and full on, as the policy director at the PLSA but, as I approach a significant birthday, I am ready to shift down a gear.

“I am looking forward to taking on this new role and in supporting the PLSA in being the voice of workplace pensions and savings and advocating for the best outcomes for savers.”

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