The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association has appointed two new non-executive directors to its board.
The appointments include Dave Coplin, who has 25 years’ experience working for Microsoft, where he worked as its chief envisaging officer. In this role he provided guidance to organisations and governments on the adoption of “transformational technology”.
Coplin is also the author of several books about the future of work and technology and shift to more flexible working patterns.
The PLSA has also appointed Carol Young, director of reward & employment at Natwest Group. In this role she leads the teams responsible for reward, pensions and benefits.
Both appointments will be for initial three year terms. At the November AGM Richard Butcher will also be proposed for reappointment as PLSA chair, extending his term for a further year until autumn 2021.
The PLSA said both appointment had been selected for their skills in developing strategy and commercial experience. While Young will bring an in-depth understanding of the issues facing the UK pensions market, the PLSA said that Coplin, who is joining as an independent non-executive directive, offers experience and insight of digital technology, a vital component in a post-Covid world.
Butcher says: “I’m delighted to welcome Carol and Dave to the PLSA Board. Their experiences will further strengthen and professionalise the board in a dynamic and changing environment.”
He adds: “It is the expertise and dedication of members of the board which enables the PLSA to successfully represent the pension schemes that together provide a retirement income to 30 million savers in the UK and invest £1.3 trillion in the UK and abroad.”