Amanda Latham has been appointed to lead Barnett Waddingham’s development of firm-wide policy on key industry issues.
Amanda will focus on delivering a programme of research to help clients better understand and manage the complex challenges they face. She will oversee the production of a number of research reports, policy briefings and blogs to ensure Barnett Waddingham continues to report on key policy and industry changes.
During nearly nine years with The Pensions Regulator (TPR) Amanda’s focus has been governance and investment, leading complex policy projects including defined benefit (DB) consolidation, building new regulatory frameworks for superfunds and collective defined contribution (CDC) schemes, as well as setting standards for professional pension trustees.
Alongside her most recent role at TPR, Amanda co-founded the Young Pension Trustee Network, a group for young and aspiring trustees to share experiences and develop skills to promote a more inclusive and diverse industry. Amanda is also a charity trustee, currently holding the role of Vice Chair on the board of Age UK in West Sussex, Brighton & Hove.
"Having firm-wide policies and strategy in place on the industry’s most topical issues ensures we operate in a representative environment"
Amanda Latham, Policy and Strategy Lead at Barnett Waddingham, said: “Barnett Waddingham has grown significantly over the last few years and I am thrilled to be joining a partnership that is extremely committed to delivering independent, bespoke services to their clients.
Paul Houghton, Partner and Head of Actuarial Consulting at Barnett Waddingham, said: “Amanda’s exceptional knowledge and experience of the industry and the key issues it faces is an invaluable asset to Barnett Waddingham and our growing client base. She will be instrumental in bringing together a wide range of our views on important topics that both trustees and employers are looking for improved clarity on, such as ESG and strategic journey planning.”