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TPR chair awarded CBE in Queen's birthday honours list

Ref: PN20-26

Issued: Monday 12 October 2020

The Pensions Regulator’s (TPR) Chair, Mark Boyle, has been made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to the pensions industry.

Mark, who joined TPR in 2014, received the honour - the highest-ranking Order of the British Empire award - in the delayed Queen’s birthday honours.

He said: “I am thrilled to have been recognised in this way and would like to dedicate this award to the outstanding group of colleagues, past and present, that I have had the privilege to work with at TPR.”

Charles Counsell, TPR’s Chief Executive, added: “Since Mark joined our Board as Chair in 2014, we have successfully delivered the automatic enrolment programme and delivered multiple case successes from securing £363 million for members of the BHS schemes to our first custodial sentence for a pension fraud conviction.

“He has led our Board with the right balance of support and challenge, championing our transformation to a clearer, quicker and tougher regulator and being a committed lead on our work to combat pension scams.

“I am delighted for Mark that his dedication to protecting pension savers has been recognised in this way. When his term ends next year, he will leave TPR with a legacy he can be rightly proud of as we move confidently forward to continue building a system that works for savers.”

Barbara Bush, who served as TPR's Director of Human Resources, was honoured with an OBE for services to the pensions industry, diversity and charity.

Notes for editors

  • Mark Boyle became Non-Executive Chairman of The Pensions Regulator in April 2014 and was reappointed for a further three-year term in March 2018. For more about Mark, see his biography.
  • Publication of the Queen’s birthday honours list was delayed from June, so it could fully reflect contributions made in the battle against COVID-19.
  • King George V created the Orders of the British Empire awards during World War I to reward services to the war effort by people back in the UK. In addition to a Commander of the British Empire, people can be awarded an Officer (OBE) or Member (MBE) title. CBE is the highest-ranking Order of the British Empire award, followed by OBE and then MBE.
  • The Pensions Regulator is the regulator of work-based pension schemes in the UK. Our statutory objectives are: to protect members’ benefits; to reduce the risk of calls on the Pension Protection Fund (PPF); to promote, and to improve understanding of, the good administration of work-based pension schemes; to maximise employer compliance with automatic enrolment duties; and to minimise any adverse impact on the sustainable growth of an employer (in relation to the exercise of the regulator’s functions under Part 3 of the Pensions Act 2004 only).

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