Laurie Edmans CBE

Senior Advisor

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Laurie has spent a lifetime in pensions, investment and retirement related areas. He is chairman of the Independent Governance Committee for Zurich UK, of the trustees of the Trinity Mirror Pension Plan and of B Different Ltd, a specialist financial services research agency. He is a Commissioner with the Financial Inclusion Commission, and on the Council of the Pensions Policy Institute

He was a founder director of NEST, of the Pensions Regulator and of the Money Advice Service. He was chairman of Marine and General Mutual Assurance until June 2015. He chaired the ABI’s pensions and savings committee for 8 years and the Joint Working Group on Occupational Pensions twice. He has chaired, and served on, trustee boards of both defined benefit and defined contribution pension schemes. He was also Chairman of SHIP, the trade association for equity release providers and is now a member of the Equity Release Council’s advisory board. During his executive career he was corporate development director of AEGON UK and deputy chief executive of NPI.

Outside of financial services he has interests in other businesses, and charitable activities include being a governor of a school for autistic children. He is a fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute and of the Pensions Management Institute, and received the CBE for services to pensions reform.

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