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Robert Branagh appointed President of the Pensions Management Institute

3 August 2017

The Pensions Management Institute (PMI), the body supporting and developing UK pension professionals, is pleased to announce that Robert Branagh has been appointed as its new President with effect from 2nd August 2017.

Robert succeeds from Kevin LeGrand, whose tenure began in July 2015, and has led the Institute through a period of remarkable change in the pensions industry.

Robert has a wealth of experience across the pension industry over the last 30 years. He has worked in both the private and public sector, for insurance, trustee, and private equity owned companies, charities and a professional services firm. Since 2013, he has developed a portfolio of Trustee and Non Executive roles in financial services. Qualifying as an Associate of PMI in 1994, and a Fellow in 2000, he has been a correspondence course tutor and examiner in addition to serving on numerous PMI committees over the years. Robert joined the PMI Council in 2013, was co-opted onto the Board in the autumn of 2014 before becoming Vice President in 2015. He has chaired the Board since the summer of 2015.

Gareth Tancred, CEO of the Pensions Management Institute, said: “The PMI’s pre-eminent position in UK pensions relies heavily on the quality of our staff and volunteers. I would like to thank Kevin for his invaluable service and contribution as President over the last two years and welcome Robert into the role. Robert brings a wealth of experience serving both on the Board, and now as President, ensuring continuity and clear guidance, as we face the ongoing challenges of the industry.”

Robert Branagh said: “I’d like to offer my sincere thanks to Kevin for all his hard work, commitment and dedication to the Institute over recent years. He leaves a legacy of strong foundations for PMI’s future that I hope to build upon.

“As the pensions industry becomes ever more digitalised and sophisticated within an uncertain economic environment, I look forward to working with the PMI team to continue its excellent work, raising professional standards across the UK through its wide range of activities, courses and events. With the challenges facing the pensions industry growing by the day, the role of the PMI in supporting, informing, and equipping trustees and pension professionals to carry out their roles has never been more important.”