The Money and Pensions Service has announced the appointment of Angela Pober as Implementation Director of the Pensions Dashboard Industry Delivery Group, as well as appointing Capgemini, a global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation, to support on the business case and roadmap.
Pensions Dashboards will ensure people throughout the UK have easy access to key information about what pensions they have, who manages them and what they are worth, revolutionising how people engage with their pensions throughout their lives.
Angela will lead the Implementation Executive of the Industry Delivery Group (IDG) with day to day responsibility for the delivery of the technology that will enable dashboards to work. She will be responsible for developing detailed plans and driving delivery of the IDG business plan through the leadership of the Implementation Executive.
Angela brings seasoned expertise and insight to the IDG, spending the last 15 years in the financial services sector delivering large and complex change and IT programmes, most recently working with Deloitte and PwC.
The first task for Angela as Implementation Director will be to establish the Implementation Executive and project governance working closely with the IDG Principal, Chris Curry.
A key first step for the IDG will be to produce a plan for how the dashboard architecture and data standards will be developed with industry, and schemes brought on board over the next 3-4 years. The IDG has appointed Capgemini to work with senior management in producing a roadmap and business case for the technology that will enable dashboards to work.
In parallel the Money and Pensions Service will begin work to design, test and build a consumer facing dashboard, working closely with the IDG. It’s vital that extensive user testing will feed into the data and other standards work that the IDG will be developing for all dashboards.
Angela Pober, Implementation Director of the Pension Dashboards Industry Delivery Group, said: “The Pensions Dashboard is at the heart of providing people with information about their financial provisioning once they finish work and I am excited to be driving this project forward over the next two years, knowing that its aim is to fundamentally change for the better the way we all save towards our retirement”.
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Angela Pober biography
Angela Pober has spent the last 15 years in the financial services sector, delivering large change and IT programmes. Most recently she has worked with Accenture and PwC, as well as many FTSE 50 Financial Services and Retail organizations including JP Morgan, Banque PariBas, Barclays Pension Trustees Ltd, Tesco, Zurich Financial Services, RBS and Barclaycard. She has a PhD in pensions governance from King’s College London and was a non-executive director of the London Pensions Fund Authority. She was educated at Loughborough University, and achieved a MBA at Ashridge Business School.
The role of the MAPS in delivering the Pensions Dashboard
Following the Department for Work and Pensions feasibility study and consultation on pension dashboards, the Money and Pensions Service has been asked to take a leading role in delivery. MAPS will lead the delivery of the initial phase of the pensions dashboards and will bring together a delivery group made up of stakeholders from across the industry, consumer groups, regulators and government. The delivery group will be accountable to the Money and Pensions Service board, and the Money and Pensions Service are in turn accountable to the Department for Work and Pensions
About the Money and Pensions Service
The Money and Pensions Service vision is people making the most of their money and pensions.
The new organisation brings together the free services delivered by the Money Advice Service, The Pensions Advisory Service and Pension Wise.
The Arms-Length organisation is sponsored by the Department for Work and Pensions, with a joint commitment to ensuring that people have access and guidance to the information they need to make effective financial decisions over their lifetime. The organisation also engages with HM Treasury, which is responsible for policy on financial capability and debt advice.
Working hand-in-hand with stakeholders throughout the UK, the Money and Pensions Service ensures that money and pensions guidance is available to those that need it, adapting to people’s changing needs throughout their lives, offering services and appointments over the telephone, online and in person where appropriate.
For further information for stakeholders, they should visit the Money and Pensions Service website www.moneyandpensionsservice.org.uk
Consumers can continue to access free guidance about their money and pensions via the following websites and help lines:
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