Segars to leave PLSA

Joanne Segars is leaving her role of chief executive of the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association after 12 years with the organisation formerly known as the National Association of Pension Funds.

Joanne-Segars-NAPF-chief-exec-in-2013-700-.jpgSegars will remain in post until the end of June, continuing to act as the Association’s ambassador to the wider world, while Julian Mund will assume executive duties until a permanent successor is found.

Joanne leaves the PLSA with a membership of over 1,300 pension schemes, 20 million savers, £1 trillion in assets and 400 businesses providing services to the industry.

Segars says: “I have enjoyed my time at the PLSA enormously, but after 12 years it is time to move on. I’ve been privileged to lead fantastic colleagues and members who work tirelessly to provide millions of people with better retirement incomes.

“My proudest achievements have included creating the Pension Quality Mark, establishing the Pensions Infrastructure Platform, increasing the Association’s income by 40 per cent and making our conferences and events the best in the industry. Working with the PLSA’s members I have given the Association a new and wider focus, reflecting the realities of retirement saving today, culminating in the rebranding of the NAPF as the PLSA in 2015.”

PLSA chair Lesley Williams says: “Joanne has been an outstanding Chief Executive of the PLSA and has made a huge difference, as she campaigned for a secure future for pensions and pensioners in the UK and the EU.  We wish her well in this new and exciting phase of her career.”