The Pensions Regulator’s (TPR) director of automatic enrolment, Darren Ryder, will be leaving the organisation.
Ryder joined TPR eight years ago to support the initial design and delivery of automatic enrolment (AE) in the UK following his involvement in the successful implementation of Kiwi-Saver in New Zealand.
Initially joining on a six-month secondment, he decided to stay on at TPR and worked as head of compliance and enforcement before becoming director of the AE programme in 2017.
Ryder is leaving in early 2020 to work directly with other countries planning to implement their own automatic enrolment programmes.
Charles Counsell, chief executive of TPR, said: “Darren has made a huge contribution to the successful delivery of automatic enrolment in the UK, with more than 10 million people now saving into a pension.
“Darren only planned to be with us for six months, and he stayed for eight years, supporting me and the wider TPR team through the design, build and delivery of automatic enrolment. I am hugely grateful to him for the difference he has made and I wish him every success in the future.”
Ryder added: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at TPR and am immensely proud of the work the team has achieved together. I know that I am leaving committed, talented people who will continue to build on the success of AE, ensuring that millions more people can save with confidence for their retirement.”