NAPF’s Philp to join B&CE

Darren Philp, director of policy at the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF), has been appointed head of policy at B&CE, provider of The People’s Pension.

Philp (pictured) will join the pension provider from October 2013.

Prior to joining the NAPF where he leads its policy and advocacy activities, Darren held various roles at HM Treasury and was head of pensions between July 2007 and October 2010.

Philp said: “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.

“I hope to be able to continue to contribute to the considerable work already done so far in developing B&CE’s proposition that is easy for employers and puts the member first.”

Patrick Heath-Lay, chief executive officer at B&CE, added: “We are thrilled that [Philp] 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.

[Philp] 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 his calibre will help us enormously.”