Julian Mund appointed as new PLSA Chief Executive

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has announced that Julian Mund (Commercial Services Director and Acting Chief Executive) will become its new Chief Executive (CE) from 1 August 2017.

Julian joined the PLSA in September 2013 as Commercial Services Director and has been instrumental in growing the organisation’s commercial income by 29% and improving the overall quality and breadth of the PLSA’s offering. Prior to joining the PLSA, Julian worked at the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) for 16 years, most recently acting as Director of Markets and Product Development, as well as at the Department for Education.

Commenting on his appointment, Julian said: “I am absolutely delighted to be appointed as Chief Executive of the PLSA – an organisation which represents more than 1,300 pension schemes, 20 million savers and 400 service providers. As Chief Executive, I want us to champion and focus on the areas that matter most to our members, and help us to provide a strong foundation for people’s retirement income. The PLSA has a dedicated and extremely capable workforce, and I am really looking forward to us driving the organisation forwards.”

Lesley Williams, current chair of the PLSA, said: “Having worked closely with Julian over the last few years, I am delighted to welcome him as Chief Executive of the PLSA. As an organisation that speaks about the importance of good governance, we considered who would be the most appropriate fit for the role as well as consulting our strong succession plans and Julian’s appointment is a result of those. He has successfully led the PLSA team during a very uncertain time, ensuring stability and the continuity of our work. I look forward to working closely with Julian to build on this success in the future.”

Julian will continue to be supported by the other members of the senior team – Graham Vidler (Director of External Affairs), Mark Cooke (Director of Finance and Corporate Services) and Edward Bogira (Chief of Staff).