The Pensions Management Institute (“PMI”) has appointed Lorraine Harper as Co-Vice President after nearly 40 years as a member of the professional body. Lorraine will work closely with Robert Branagh, President, and Lesley Carline, Co-Vice President, to continue the PMI’s work in supporting and developing UK pension professionals.
Lorraine Harper, who has been a Director at JLT Employee Benefits since 2011 and whose former employers include KPMG and the Ministry of Defence, joined the PMI in 1979 and was made a Fellow in 1991. During her membership of the institute, she has been heavily involved in pension education through tuition, as an examiner, and more recently, in the development of the Certificate in Pension Scheme Member Guidance.
Throughout her career, Lorraine has been an active member of the pensions community. Alongside the PMI, where she has been a member of the Professional Standards Committee, and the Audit and Risk Committee, Lorraine chairs the Accreditation Committee at The Pensions Administration Standards Association and has been an adviser for the Pensions Advisory Service since 1992.
Commenting on her appointment, Lorraine Harper, Director and Head of Client Engagement at JLT Employee Benefits, said: “We are at an important time in the pensions industry as we grapple with major changes in the way we provide pensions. More than ever, we need to maintain high professional standards to support our members as savings risk shifts much more towards the ordinary pension scheme member. Our entire membership must be able to share their experience and opinions as we seek to inform government and industry policy.”
Robert Branagh, President, The Pensions Management Institute, commented: “I am delighted to be working with Lorraine and her fellow Vice President, Lesley Carline, at a time when the pensions community needs individuals with their energy, skills and professionalism. Based on Lorraine’s existing involvement with the PMI, I am confident we will continue to set and promote standards of excellence and lifelong learning for employee benefits and retirement savings professionals and trustees through qualifications, membership and ongoing support services.”
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JLT Employee Benefits is one of the UK’s leading employee benefit providers offering a wide range of benefit and pension services, including administration, actuarial and pension consultancy, investment, Self Invested Personal Pensions (SIPPs) and Small Self Administered Schemes (SSASs) administration, flexible benefits, healthcare, benefit communication and financial education.
JLT Employee Benefits employs over 2,200 professionals throughout the UK and in 2015 had revenues of £167.4m in UK & Ireland.
Pensions and employee benefits companies within the JLT Employee Benefits group of companies include: JLT Benefit Solutions Ltd, Profund Solutions Limited, JLT Wealth Management Limited, JLT Investment Management Limited and Independent Trustee Services Limited. JLT Employee Benefits is part of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc.