Darren Philp is leaving Smart Pension to set up his own policy, public relations and public affairs company.
Philp joined Smart Pension four years ago initially as head of policy before becoming the pension company’s director of policy and market engagement.
Philp is well know for his work lobbying for change in the pensions market and has previously held senior roles at The People’s Pension, The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA), and HM Treasury where helped develop the architecture to the auto enrolment initiative.
He remains actively involved with a number of pension trade bodies, including the PLSA, the Association of British Insurers and is a trustee and governor of the independent Pensions Policy Institute (PPI).
On his decision to leave Smart Pension Philp said: “I’ve had a great four years at Smart Pension and hope the organisation continues to go from success to success.
“It’s grown a lot since I joined, and now is the time to move on to my next challenge, something I’ve wanted to do for some time now.
“I’ve decided to set up on my own, providing policy, public relations and public affairs support in the pensions and financial services space.”
Smart UK CEO Jamie Fiveash says: “Darren has decided to leave Smart Pension to pursue new opportunities that he has been keen to explore for a while. He has made a significant contribution to the business over the past four years and we wish him all the best for the future.”