The Money and Pensions Service has appointed a principal to develop the data standards and other criteria that any pensions dashboard will need to meet.
Chris Curry has been appointed as principal of the pensions dashboard industry delivery group.
Pensions dashboards will ensure people throughout the UK have easy access to key information about what pensions they have, who manages them and what they are worth.
Curry is currently the director of the Pensions Policy Institute (PPI) with overall responsibility for leading and managing the PPI.
He has also worked as one of three co-chairs for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) automatic enrolment review advisory group. Curry led on providing advice on the theme of contributions.
The Money and Pensions Service said Curry’s first task will be to establish the industry delivery group, formed of stakeholders from across the pensions sector. This group will work to develop the data standards and other criteria that any pensions dashboard will need to meet. A focus of this work will be to make sure that all dashboards are consistent, easy-to-use and contain all the information people need in order to feel confident and informed in engaging with their pensions.
Another of Curry’s priorities will be developing a clear timeline for delivering the final dashboard digital infrastructure. In parallel the Money and Pensions Service will begin work to design, test and build a consumer-facing dashboard.
Guy Opperman, minister for pensions and financial inclusion, said: “Pension dashboards will deliver a digital revolution, transforming how people plan for retirement by allowing everyone to see their savings online in one place.
“This is a pivotal year for the project. As industry begins to create and test consumer-facing models later this year, Chris and his team will have a crucial role in agreeing data standards and developing the technical architecture underpinning dashboards."