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Andrew Warwick-Thompson to leave The Pensions Regulator

Ref: PN17-23

Issued: Thursday 11 May 2017

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has confirmed that Andrew Warwick-Thompson will leave his post of Executive Director for Regulatory Policy and join LGPS Central as CEO.

Mr Warwick-Thompson joined the Board of TPR as an Executive Director in 2013 where he has been responsible for shaping regulatory policy across TPR’s defined benefit and defined contribution scheme work, including master trusts, and has overseen its risk and data functions.

Lesley Titcomb, Chief Executive of TPR said: “I want to congratulate Andrew on his new role and wish him all the best for the future. I know he will demonstrate the same energy and commitment we have benefited from at TPR over the last few years. We have a dedicated and expert team at TPR who will continue to shape policy which helps to protect members of workplace pension schemes.”

Mr Warwick-Thompson said: “I have hugely enjoyed my time at TPR, not least because of the calibre of people I have had the opportunity to work with. I know that the team of people I leave behind will continue to work with commitment and drive. I care deeply about making pensions work for people and will relish the opportunity to continue that work in my new role.”

Mr Warwick-Thompson will join LGPS Central in July and TPR will announce a successor in due course.

Editor's notes

  1. Biography: Andrew joined the Board of TPR as an Executive Director in April 2013 with responsibility for formulating TPR's regulatory policy for defined benefit (DB) and defined contribution (DC). He also has responsibility for TPR's EU pension policy work.

Prior to joining TPR, he gained a wide range of consulting and senior management experience in the pensions private sector, spanning employee benefits, life assurance, pensions and asset management markets, both in the UK and internationally.

During 2014 he served as a non-executive member of the ABI's Independent Project Board which was responsible for overseeing the audit of charges and benefits in legacy DC workplace pension schemes provided by ABI members.

  1. TPR 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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