Baroness Altmann CBE

Biography

Ros Altmann served as Minister of State for Pensions from May 2015 until July 2016.

Education

Ros attended the Henrietta Barnett School in Hampstead. She graduated from the University College London with a first class honours degree in economics and was awarded a Kennedy Scholarship to Harvard University. She received a PhD from the London School of Economics for research into pension income and later life poverty.

Background

Ros managed institutional investment portfolios, including pension funds, for 15 years and advised central banks and global corporations. She left the city to look after her 3 young children. She then returned to corporate life as an independent consultant and policy adviser on pension fund investment, pensions, personal finance, savings and retirement.

Ros built up a reputation as a leading independent analyst and commentator on pensions and retirement policy.

She was the coalition government’s Business Champion for Older Workers from 2014.

Other roles include:

  • non-executive policy adviser to the Policy Unit at 10 Downing Street
  • consultant to the UK Treasury on the Myners Review of Institutional Investment
  • Director-General of over 50s’ specialist Saga Group from 2010 to 2013
  • Chair of the Lord Chancellor’s Strategic Investment Board for the Ministry of Justice
  • Governor of the London School of Economics and Chair of LSE Investment Committee

Previous roles in government

  1. Minister of State for Pensions

Announcements

  1. Call for evidence on the evolution of NEST
  2. New Chair of the Pension Protection Fund announced
  3. Pensions Minister calls for exit charges cap across all pensions
  4. Demand increases for new State Pension statements
  5. New Pension Tracing Service website launched
  6. Kicking age discrimination into touch
  7. DWP announces extra support for armed forces spouses and civil partners to help protect their State Pension
  8. John Cridland CBE appointed to lead the UK’s first State Pension age review
  9. Museji Ahmed Takolia CBE appointed as the new Chair of The Pensions Advisory Service
  10. Millions stand to gain from the new State Pension