The UK Pensions Awards are the industry's most prestigious accolades – shining the light on excellence and recognising the providers that offer the highest level of innovation, performance and service to occupational pension schemes and their members.

This live webinar will give you a chance to ask some of the judges of the UK Pensions Awards questions about what makes a good submission; what to include in your entry; and what to avoid in order to help you maximise your chances of success on the night.

It will also include downloadable submission guidance and top tips for writing submissions.



Jonathan Stapleton

Editor-in-chief, Professional Pensions

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Jonathan is editor-in-chief of Professional Pensions and has been reporting on UK occupational pensions since 2001.

He was named IA Pensions Journalist of the Year in 2015, SPP Journalist of the Year in 2014 and 2011 and is holder of the PMI's Retirement Provision Certificate.

Kevin LeGrand

Independent Pensions Consultant

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Kevin is the immediate past-president of the Pensions Management Institute and an independent pensions consultant. He is also a past-president of the Society of Pension Professionals

Lesley Carline

Director KGC associates ltd, Vice-President and Board member – PMI

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Lesley joined KGC in 2012. Previously, Lesley gained significant insight into the market from a provider view in the areas of pensions systems, services and investment management. This holistic understanding covers both trust and contract based arrangements. She has a deep knowledge in the construction of products and services including, pricing mechanism and infrastructure.

Lesley is currently Vice President of the Pensions Management Institute (PMI) serving on the advisory council and its Board. Lesley has recently taken on Charing the Membership and Commercial Development Committee. As previous Chair of the PMI's Qualification and Examination Committee, Lesley has championed the introduction of Defined Contribution content and drove through the highly successful Certificate in Auto-Enrolment. As a DC specialist, Lesley has been involved in consultations with The Pensions Regulator, The Department of Work and Pensions and represented the PMI in discussions with the Office of Fair Trading on charges. She is regularly called upon to speak or chair industry events.

Lesley holds a Masters in Economic and Social History and is also a Chartered Marketeer. When not working Lesley likes to spend time with her two dogs and developing her baking skills, although bread still remains a challenge.

Chris Parrott

Pensions manager, Heathrow Airport

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Chris is head of pensions at Heathrow Airport Holdings and has been responsible for the management of several pension schemes during his career. He is a council member of the Pensions Management Institute, sits of the advisory council of AIMSE Europe and is a member of the Pensions Committee of the Hundred Group.

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