Partha Dasgupta was appointed Chairman of the
Pensions Advisory Service by the Secretary of State for Work and
Pensions in January 2010. He is also a non-executive director
of the UK Statistics Authority and a member of the audit committee,
a non-executive member of the Save the Children (UK) Investment
Committee and a director of the SAUL Trustee Company.
Partha joined the Pension Protection Fund as Director of
Investment and Finance in 2005 and served as its Chief Executive
and Accounting Officer from 2006 to 2009. Before this, he
spent ten years at Barclays Global Investors, the world's largest
asset management company, latterly as Managing Director of Fixed
Income Europe and member of the European Executive Committee.
He began his career as an analyst at the Prudential.
He has a degree in mathematics from Heriot-Watt University and
was subsequently awarded an honorary doctorate in 2008 for his
services to society.
the Head of New Media at London 2012 (LOCOG) the organisation
responsible for staging the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic
Games. He is one of the UK's most experienced, well connected and
respected new media professionals and has five years experience of
chairing the board of a leading private sector Internet business.
He also holds an MA in History.
Colette is a free lance coach and consultant. She is a TPAS
volunteer adviser and a former director of a leading UK law
firm, Burges Salmon LLP, where she was responsible for
development and innovation. Colette is a Solicitor
(retired) and former Partner in Pensions. She is a Fellow of
the Pensions Management Institute, BSc, Diploma in Law and an
has over 20 years board level experience, both as a non-executive
and executive director. His non-executive roles include: Forensic
Science Service Ltd, Cumberland Building Society and PhonepayPlus
Ltd. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the
Chartered Institute of Management Consultants in addition to a BSc
in Business Studies.
Rt. Hon. Baroness Hollis of Heigham
Barnoness Hollis is a
working peer in the House of Lords and from 1997 to 2005 she was a
DWP Minister specializing in pension work. She has had three
careers: as a university academic in Norwich, local authority
leader and member of various public bodies. She has a number
of publications and is a frequent conference speaker.
the Global Head of Retirement Plans at National Grid plc, with
responsibility for strategy, governance, administration, risk
management and funding of pension and other post retirement plans.
Her board experience includes being Chair of the CBI's Pensions
Panel, a member on National Grid's Global Retirement Plan Committee
and a Director of Electricity Pensions Limited. Her qualifications
include Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and a MA in
Michelle Cracknell was appointed Chief
Executive of the Pensions Advisory Service in October 2013.
Michelle started her career as a pensions adviser for Advisory
& Brokerage Services Ltd. She stayed at the firm for 20 years
becoming a director and qualifying as an Actuary in 1997. Her work
involved giving advice to companies on their pension arrangement
and she also ran the self-administered pensions team that
administered SSAS and SIPPs. In 2007, she joined Skandia as the
Strategy Director and continued her interest in investment
platforms when she left and did 3 years as a consultant. She is a
regular commentator on pension matters in the media. Throughout her
career, her key desire has been to make pensions more accessible to
the employees through the provision of information.
Head of corporate services
Kalemera is a Chartered Certified Accountant who also holds an MA
in Accounting and Finance. He is a highly experienced senior
management professional with wide ranging experience as Finance
Director and Interim Chief Executive. He has worked in the
public, private and voluntary sectors of the economy, and has
experience in making these sectors work together including
transferring Central and local Government services to the private
sector and managing public sector services delivered in partnership
with the private sector.
He has successfully managed financial and other services
including IT, Estates and Procurement and has a strong track record
of providing strategic direction during significant periods of
He has had significant experience of specifying, procuring and
implementing new finance systems including the development of an
online purchase order system linking around 140 offices across
England and Wales in 2002 when he was Director of Finance for a Non
Departmental Public Body.
He has key experience on major projects and when he was Director
of Finance and Performance at the London Development Agency, among
other things, he developed and implemented the financing strategy
for acquiring and remediating land for the 2012 Olympic Games and
the relocation of individuals and businesses from that site. The
total package amounted to £1.5bn including arranging a
£500m loan facility which was unprecedented for Regional
Head of dispute resolution
appointed Head of Dispute Resolution from 1 August 2010. He started
his career with Legal & General, joining The Pensions Advisory
Service as a Technical Specialist in April 2001, before becoming
the Helpline Manager in August 2003 and Technical Manager from
Tony is a Fellow of the Pensions Management Institute.
Head of policy and technical development
Alison joined TPAS as Head of Policy and Technical
Development on 19 July 2010.
She began her career in pensions at Equity and Law in 1982. In
1986 she joined Abbey Life, where she was a senior technical
analyst. She was a senior technical consultant at Friends
Provident, where she contributed to new product development and was
responsible for analysis of pensions tax legislation.
Alison has contributed to the development of industry and
Government defined contribution pension policy through membership
of many pension committees, including the PMI External Affairs
She was elected as a Fellow of the Pensions Management Institute
Head of information and guidance
Charlotte joined TPAS as
Head of Information and Guidance on 2nd August 2010 from Citizens
Advice, where she led on their relationships with key partner
organisations across London and the South East regions. As
part of this, Charlotte was responsible for the establishment of a
number of new bureau services, the development of the London Advice
Executive and a range of recession-related partnership initiatives
aimed at increasing levels of debt advice and financial capability
work amongst target communities. In total, Charlotte spent
eight years with the Citizens Advice service, covering a variety of
roles from business management consultancy in mergers and
restructures across the bureaux network to devising and
implementing new projects and initiatives.
Prior to working at Citizens Advice, Charlotte worked within the
criminal justice system and in corporate hospitality over a number