Charles Counsell to become TPR’s new chief executive

19 December 2018

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has announced the appointment of Charles Counsell as its new chief executive, replacing Lesley Titcomb.

Charles will lead TPR as it implements its clearer, quicker and tougher approach to pension regulation to make sure that over 30 million members of workplace pension scheme members are properly protected.

Charles will join TPR at the start of April 2019 following the departure of Lesley Titcomb at the conclusion of her term as chief executive at the end of February.

Charles is currently chief executive of the Money Advice Service, ensuring millions of people have access to free, independent financial information and guidance. He was previously executive director of automatic enrolment at TPR, designing and leading the delivery of the highly successful AE programme which has resulted in nearly ten million more people saving into a workplace pension.