Pensions Management Institute appoints Barnett Waddingham Principal, Sara Cook as Vice President

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We are thrilled to congratulate Sara Cook on her new role as she joins Pensions Management Institute (PMI) as Vice President.

Sara will support PMI President, Lesley Alexander, to continue the PMI’s principle objective of raising standards of professionalism of those working in the pensions industry. As a member of PMI’s chief executive board, she will also have oversight of the process of decision making, ensuring that it is effective and efficient. She will also attend internal and external events, together with the chief executive board as the outward face of PMI.

"I have been involved with the PMI for more than 30 years, having benefited from their support as a student and latterly as a member of its Advisory Council, I am looking forward to supporting the new President, Lesley Alexander, in the coming year and beyond."
Sara Cook Principal, Barnett Waddingham

Commenting on her appointment Sara Cook, Principal at Barnett Waddingham, said: “The world is going through unpredictable change and the pension industry is no different. The PMI moved swiftly in 2020 to realise their digital by design objective and they continue to focus on developing professional insight, strategy, and thought leadership as the digitalisation of events and examinations accelerates.

“I have been involved with the PMI for more than 30 years, having benefited from their support as a student and latterly as a member of its Advisory Council, I am looking forward to supporting the new President, Lesley Alexander, in the coming year and beyond.”

Gareth Tancred, CEO at the Pensions Management Institute, said: “Sara has been a loyal member of the PMI for decades and we are delighted that she has stepped up to the role of Vice President. 

“As we aim to help guide the industry through these unchartered Covid-19 waters, we are confident that Sara will do an excellent job of supporting Lesley throughout her tenure as President and look forward to getting started.”

Sara joins the PMI with over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry; she qualified as a Fellow of the PMI in 2002. She served on its Advisory Council between 2005 and 2017 and was re-elected to PMI Advisory Council in 2018.

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