Charles Counsell was appointed Chief Executive of The Pensions Regulator (TPR) on 1 April 2019.
Prior to this Charles was Chief Executive at the Money Advice Service for nearly two years.
Charles spent six years before this as Executive Director for Automatic Enrolment at TPR where he was responsible for the successful roll-out of this programme across the UK, working alongside the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). In his time at TPR, the automatic enrolment programme led to over 7.5 million workers newly saving into a workplace pension from over 500,000 employers.
Charles was awarded an OBE in 2017 for services to workplace pension reform.
He has spent much of his career setting up and leading major change programmes in both the private and public sector in the UK and overseas.
Charles is also a Trustee of South Somerset Citizens Advice.
Guy Opperman was appointed as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Work and Pensions on 14 June 2017. He served as a Government Whip (Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury) from 17 July 2016 to 14 June 2017. He was elected Conservative MP for Hexham in May 2010.
Guy has an Honours Degree in Law from the University of Buckingham and a first class diploma from the University of Lille, France. Guy was called to the Bar in 1989 and spent 20 years as a barrister - 15 years of which were spent predominantly at the criminal bar. Guy is an amateur jockey and rode his first win in 1985.