Joanne Segars OBE
Joanne was appointed as the first Chair of LGPS Central Ltd in May 2017. She joined the Board of the Environment Agency in March 2017 and chairs its pension fund. In December 2017 Joanne joined the Board of NOW: Pensions. She is a Director of the Pensions Policy Institute.
She was previously the Chief Executive of the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (formerly the NAPF) from 2006 June 2017 having been its first Policy Director from 2005-2006. She joined the organisation from the Association of British Insurers where she was Head of Pensions and Savings from 20012005. Joanne held the pensions brief at the Trades Union Congress from 1988-2001 and started her career as a pensions researcher and journalist at Incomes Data Services.
From 20132017 she was a Board member of the Pensions Infrastructure Platform and Chair from 2013-2016. She was a Board member of PensionsEurope, the EU trade association for pensions, from 2010-2017 and its Chair from 2012-2015.
Joanne has a degree in economics from John Moores University and an MA in Industrial Relations from the University of Warwick. She was awarded the OBE for services to pensions in the 2003 Queen's Birthday Honours.