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Govt appoints former Citizens Advice chief as TPAS chair

The Government has appointed former Citizens Advice chief executive David Harker as chairman of The Pensions Advisory Service.

Harker, who is also a member of the FCA board, will succeed Partha Dasgupta, who has chaired TPAS since 2010. He will begin his term on 14 July.

Pensions minister Steve Webb says: “I am pleased to announce that David Harker will be the next chair of The Pensions Advisory Service- during this vital period of pensions reform.

“David is a proven leader who brings wealth of consumer advice and voluntary sector experience to the role and I very much look forward to working with him.”

TPAS is expected to play a key role in the delivery of Chancellor George Osborne’s Budget “guidance guarantee”.

In an interview with Money Marketing in March, TPAS chief executive Michelle Cracknell said her organisation could be the “delivery mechanism” for the guidance.

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  1. And his financial services expertise gained on the coal face???

  2. Julian Stevens 27th June 2014 at 5:39 pm

    Does he know anything about pensions?

  3. Yes Julian; he expects to receive a very fat one!

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