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The Pensions Regulator appoints two non-executive directors

Ref: PN22-14

Issued: Wednesday 25 May 2022

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) today announces the appointment of two non-executive directors to its Board by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.

Mandy Clarke and George Walker were appointed to the Board on 10 May following an open competition recruitment process. The appointments are for five years. They fill vacancies created by the departure from TPR’s Board of David Martin, whose term ended on 31 January, and Robert Herga, who will depart on 31 May. Meanwhile, Kirstin Baker has been reappointed to the Board from 1 June for four years.

Chair of The Pensions Regulator, Sarah Smart, said: “I warmly welcome the appointment of Mandy and George, and the reappointment of Kirstin. They bring a wealth of experience and skills to our Board gained from a diverse range of roles and industries. Their input 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.

“I also thank David and Robert for their years of very valuable contributions, particularly during TPR’s support for the industry during COVID-19 and implementing the Pensions Schemes Act (2021).”

Notes for editors

  1. Mandy Clarke is a chartered HR professional with over 20 years’ board-level experience in international organisations in a variety of sectors including professional services, defence, engineering and support services. She has undertaken executive roles globally, and now operates a management consultancy providing strategic HR, organisation development and project services to clients in the UK and overseas. 
  2. George Walker is Chair of the Scottish Housing Regulator and Interim Chair of the Scottish Charity Regulator. Prior to this, George held several board positions in Scottish social and health care organisations and executive roles with Standard Life Investments and Friends, Ivory & Sime. 
  3. Images of Mandy and George are available from TPR’s press office.
  4. The remuneration is £17,992 for 26 days per year. These appointments have been made in accordance with the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments Code of Practice.
  5. 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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