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Honours for Sanders and Ritchie

IFA Roger Sanders Associates principal Roger Sanders and Scottish Equitable pensions development director Stewart Ritchie have been awarded the OBE in the Queen&#39s Birthday Honours list.

Sanders, who is deputy chairman of Aifa and the joint president of the FSA small business practitioner panel, receives his honour for work with the panel.

Ritchie receives his OBE for services to pensions and also in part in recognition of his work with the Pension Provision Group.

The group was commissioned by the Government in 1997 to establish the extent of pension provision in the UK. Its work led to the founding of a permanent research group, the Pension Policy Institute.

This year marks Ritchie&#39s 30th anniversary at ScotEq. He is about to be made honorary secretary of the Faculty of Actuaries and be reappointed to its Pensions Board.

Ritchie says: “I am delighted with the honour. I just hope I get to go to the same investiture as Mick Jagger – I&#39ll take along my autograph book.”

Sanders says: “I am obviously delighted. This was a bolt out of the blue, and is as much a recognition of the hard work of everyone else on the panel as for me.”

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