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darren-philp-director-of-policy-market-engagement-1-200x300 B&CE, provider of The People’s Pension, is pleased to announce that Darren Philp will be joining the company as Head of Policy from October 2013.

Darren joins B&CE from the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF), where he currently leads the NAPF’s policy and advocacy activities. As Director of Policy, a post he has held since November 2010, his main objective has been to ensure that there is a thriving environment for all forms of workplace pension provision. He is a regular speaker at pensions events.

Prior to joining the NAPF, Darren held various roles at HM Treasury and was, between July 2007 and October 2010, Head of the Pensions and Pensioners Team. Darren is an economist by training and holds an MSc in Econometrics from Southampton University.

Speaking about his new role, Darren says:

“I am delighted to be joining B&CE, which is an organisation with a proud history of pension provision. It is a great opportunity for me.

“With the roll-out of auto-enrolment there is a real chance to revive trust and confidence in our pensions system. As an industry, we need to put the saver at the heart of everything we do. The People’s Pension has developed a market-leading product which does exactly that. I hope to be able to continue to contribute to the considerable work already done so far in developing the proposition that is easy for employers and puts the member first.”

Patrick Heath-Lay, CEO at B&CE says:

“We are thrilled that Darren will be joining us and are looking forward to working with him. His drive and enthusiasm, combined with a detailed knowledge of the current pensions landscape and his established network, will be invaluable to us going forward. Darren believes passionately in what we are doing at The People’s Pension and with so much change happening in the world of pensions, having someone of Darren’s calibre will help us enormously.

“As an organisation, we are expanding rapidly. Staffing has increased by 30% over the last 18 months and we will continue to actively recruit to meet our needs going forward.”