Gregg McClymont’s a friend to me and to everyone in pensions. He’s intelligent, careful and he’s good fun. So it gives me a lot of pleasure to hear he will be spending his working time in future at People’s Pension! He is to join the B&CE organisation as Director of Policy and External Affairs.
Gregg’s been an MP, an Opposition Whip and then Shadow Minister of State for Pensions from 2011 – 2015. He was also an adviser to the Secretary of State for Health, between 2003 and 2005. His first career was as an Oxford academic where he was a historian.
Gregg’s been on the FCA’s Institutional Disclosure Working Group (IDWG) and the Board of Directors of the Tax Incentivised Savings Association (TISA). He’s a visiting Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford.
He’ll lead B&CE’s organisation’s Policy and External Affairs team, overseeing relationships with external stakeholders including policymakers, media and trade associations on money and health matters. He’ll join B&CE at the end of July.
Commenting on the appointment, Patrick Heath-Lay, CEO of B&CE said:
“Gregg’s commitment to delivering better retirement savings outcomes for working people is well-recognised throughout the industry and in Parliament. He has been a tireless supporter of automatic enrolment and a vocal campaigner for improved pensions options for UK workers. As a not-for-profit organisation, this aligns with B&CE’s aims and values and we are thrilled to be able to benefit from his extensive policy experience and industry expertise.”
Speaking with Gregg, it’s the “not for profit” bit that he really cherishes, he talks feelingly on how in Australia – it is the not for profit Super schemes that are doing it for ordinary people
Gregg’s officially said:
“This is an exciting time to be joining B&CE. With nearly 4 million members, The People’s Pension is growing rapidly and helping to shape how the retirement savings industry can better address the needs of workers up and down the country. Large not-for-profit pension funds are the most efficient way to deliver occupational pensions at scale. I am also looking forward to supporting the organisation as it develops an occupational health solution that will improve the lives of workers by treating health equally to safety, catching symptoms of ill health in the workplace early and helping them to stay in work longer.”
All of which sounds like good news for my buddy, good news for People’s Pension and good news for those wanting to restore confidence in pensions!