After a year off, Prof Pens have relaunched their pension personality award and the long list is out.
I’m a great fan of this award because it gives people a chance to have a little fun , big up their mates and almost no one takes it seriously. Very much in the spirit of the Play Pen!
In years gone past there has been talk of the award being devalued by the antics of some of the contestants (notably me). It is almost impossible to discredit this award since, by winning, you are consigning yourself to ridicule.
Past winners haven’t even turned up at the awards ceremony and the voting has made the hustings of the early 19th century look a model of governance with boxes of votes going missing and piles of uncounted votes sitting on tables of the Grosvenor House.
Fortunately we now have an incorruptible judging panel whose bank details are available for donations (only joking). There are almost as many judges as candidates which makes sure the awards event will be a financial success even if no one else turns up (what is the matter with me this morning!).
Anyway, if you’ve enjoyed my blog, or the play pen and want to say so in a way that would really please me, please VOTE ME.
But if you don’t vote TAPPER vote for anyone else because amazingly all but four of the candidates are in the Pension Play Pen and the four that aren’t are going to get an invite today!!!
To cast your vote, simply send an email to Rachel.Dalton@incisivemedia.com. To s your vote is counted, please type “Personality: [Candidate Name]” in the subject line of your email. You do not need to give any reasons for your choice in this email.
Example: To vote for John Smith, type “Personality: John Smith” in the subject line.
Voting closes at 5pm on 15 February.
Ros Altmann, director general, Saga
Susan Andrews, president, Pensions Management Institute
Jane Beverley, head of research, Punter Southall
Adrian Boulding, pensions strategy director, Legal & General
John Broker, director, ITM
Richard Butcher, managing director, PTL
Jane Curtis, Immediate Past President of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries
Steve Delo, chief executive of Pan Governance LLP and chairman of Moorlands Human Capital
Andrew Dickson, Investment Director for UK Institutional Business, Standard Life Investments
Emma Douglas, partner, Mercer
Stella Eastwood, group pension director, Centrica
Robin Ellison, head of strategic development for pensions, Pinsent Masons
Mark Fawcett, chief investment officer, National Employment Savings Trust
Bill Galvin, chief executive, The Pensions Regulator
Rob Gardner, co-chief executive officer, Redington
Steve Herbert, Jelf Employee Benefits
Celine Hickey, solicitor, Pure Pensions Legal
Catherine Howarth, chief executive officer, Fairpensions
Mark Hyde Harrison, chairman, National Association of Pension Funds
Michael Johnson, research fellow, Centre for Policy Studies
Tim Jones, chief executive, National Employment Savings Trust
Simon Kew, director, Jackal
Jennie Kreser, pensions partner, Silverman Sherliker
Joanne Livingstone, director of technical services, Punter Southall
Vince Linnane, chief executive, Pensions Management Institute
Zoe Lynch, partner, Sackers
Chris Martin, managing director, Independent Trustee Services
Ray Martin, head of pensions and benefits, Royal Bank of Scotland
Peter Matthews from Jelf Employee Benefits
Roger Mattingly, president, Society of Pension Consultants
Malcolm McLean, consultant, Barnett Waddingham
Gregg McClymont, shadow pensions minister
Catherine McKenna, partner, Squire Sanders
Tom McPhail, head of pensions research, Hargreaves Lansdown
Paul Metcalf, partner, Lane Clark & Peacock
Alan Millward, Corporate Benefits Director, Jelf Employee Benefits
Raj Mody, head of pensions group, PwC
James Mullins, partner, Hymans Robertson
Morten Nilsson, chief executive officer, NOW:Pensions
Michael O’Higgins, chairman, The Pensions Regulator
Keeley Paddon, pensions technician at Simply Biz
Julie Parker-Welch, pensions strategy specialist, Marks & Spencer
Marta Phillips, chief executive, The Pensions Advisory Service
Alan Rubenstein, chief executive, Pension Protection Fund
John Russell-Murphy, director, Grosvenor Park Intelligent Investments
Joanne Segars, chief executive, National Association of Pension Funds
Sarah Smart, Chair of The Pensions Trust
Margaret Snowden, chairman at Monitoring Board for Incentive Exercises
Henry Tapper, director, First Actuarial
Wendy Taylor, HR Director at Wm Morrison Supermarkets
Andrew Vaughan, partner, Barnett Waddingham
Adrian Waddingham, founding partner, Barnett Waddingham
Emma Watkins, head of buy-out business development, LCP
Anne-Marie Winton, partner, Nabarro
Steve Webb, pensions minister
Kevin Wesbroom, principle consultant, Aon Hewitt
You can read more here:
- Why we must get resolution on pension charges (henrytapper.com)
- Firms footing a £90bn pension bill over QE, MPs told (telegraph.co.uk)
- OFT launches investigation into charges on pensions (telegraph.co.uk)
- QE a ‘monumental mistake’, pensions experts say (guardian.co.uk)
- Who’ll pay the price for an auto-enrolment train crash? (henrytapper.com)