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.