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The Pensions Regulator appoints a non-executive director

Ref: PN22-21

Issued: Wednesday 27 July 2022

A new non-executive director (NED) has been appointed to The Pensions Regulator’s (TPR) Board by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.

Alison Hatcher has been appointed to the Board with effect from 1 August following an open competition recruitment process. The appointment runs until May 2027.

The vacancy was created when Sarah Smart, who had been a NED on TPR’s Board, was appointed its Chair.

Chair of The Pensions Regulator, Sarah Smart, said: “I warmly welcome Alison’s appointment. She brings a wealth of experience to our Board in pensions, investment and diversity. Her contribution will be of particular value as we work to ensure TPR continues to put the saver at the heart of everything we do, while driving value for money in a fair and diverse pensions industry.”

Notes for editors 

  • Alison Hatcher is CEO of HSBC Retirement Services Limited which supports the HSBC Master Trust. Previously she worked as Global Head of Pensions in the Client Strategy team. Alison is one of the founders of Women in Pensions, an industry group with representation from most pension schemes globally. She is part of the PLSA Diversity Advisory Board, Efama Pensions Standing Committee, and a member of the investment sub-committee for Warwick University.
  • An image of Alison is available from TPR’s press office.
  • The remuneration is £17,992 for 26 days per year. This appointment has been made in accordance with the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments Code of Practice.
  • The Pensions Regulator is the regulator of work-based pension schemes in the UK. Its statutory objectives are: to protect members’ benefits; to reduce the risk of calls on the Pension Protection Fund; 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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