TPR hires executive director for regulatory policy

The Pensions Regulator has appointed David Fairs as its executive director for regulatory policy, analysis and advice, effective July 2018.

Fairs will be responsible for developing and implementing legislation relating to workplace pensions, Brexit, the 21st Century trustee initiative and other pensions issues.

He joins from KPMG where he was responsible for helping clients deign, manage and communicate their pension benefits.

Furthermore, Fairs has held external roles including chairman of the Association of Consulting Actuaries and is the founding chairman of the Joint Industry Forum for Workplace Pensions.

TPR chairman Mark Boyle, said: “The rapid pace of change in the pensions sector continues and David Fairs’ strong background and deep understanding of pensions legislation will ensure we remain an active influencer and pragmatic implementer of government pensions policy, in line with our mandate to protect workplace pensions.

“He will also be responsible for overseeing teams of professional advisers and researchers who play a vital role in supporting TPR’s regulatory policy work and case investigations.”

Fairs added: “I am really excited to be joining the TPR team. The opportunity to help with the drive for stronger governance and security of member benefits is something I feel passionately about.”

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