Kevin LeGrand announced as new PMI President

Kevin LeGrand announced as new PMI President

The Pensions Management Institute (PMI) announced that Kevin LeGrand has been elected as
its new President. Kevin will take over from the current President Paul Couchman at the PMI’s Annual
General Meeting (AGM) on 9 July 2015. Vice Presidents will be newly-elected Robert Branagh of
Moorlands Human Capital Limited and re-elected Gerry Degaute of Law Debenture.

Kevin qualified as an Associate of the PMI in 1987 and was admitted to Fellowship in 1995. He has
been a member of the PMI’s Council for five years, most recently serving as Vice President, and
is currently Chair of the Membership Committee.

Vince Linnane, CEO of the PMI, commented: “Kevin’s extensive experience of the technical, regulatory
and legislative issues facing pensions today will be invaluable to the PMI going forward. I know that this
will be instrumental in supporting the PMI’s vision of delivering a valued and progressive professional
institute. During his term of office, I look forward to working alongside him.”

He added: “I am also pleased to welcome Robert Branagh as a PMI Officer, having been elected as a
Vice President to fill the vacancy created by Kevin’s election. Along with existing Vice President Gerry
Degaute, both will bring a wide range of experience and skills to the job ahead.”

Commenting on his appointment, Kevin LeGrand added: “The pensions industry has been through an
unprecedented period of change. Auto enrolment, the continuing closure of DB schemes, the growth in
DC solutions and, most recently, the new pensions flexibilities, have presented challenges for all of us –
from new industry recruits to the most senior professionals. My goal as PMI President will be to ensure
we continue to set the benchmark for best practice that employee benefits and pensions professionals
and trustees aspire to. I will also aim to enable the PMI to play a full role in ensuring our members’
views and experience are represented in the debates that will surround the policy proposals put forward
by the new government and the regulators.”

Council elections are conducted amongst PMI Fellows and Associates. Election of Officers (President and
Vice President) are conducted amongst Council Members in office at the time of the elections (i.e.
March/April). The President will be in place for an initial one-year term and eligible to stand for re-election
as President in 2016. Under the Articles of Association the President can be elected for up to three years.
Full biographies for the new President and Vice Presidents can be found below.

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