Ros Altmann sits as a Conservative Peer in the House of Lords. She is a leading pensions expert, with over 35 years’ experience in all aspects of pensions and was UK Minister of State for Pensions in the Conservative Government from 2015 to 2016. Ros was awarded a CBE for services to Pensioners and Pension Provision and is a visiting professor at LSE.
She was the Coalition Government’s Business Champion for Older Workers from 2014 to 2015 and was Director General of over-50s specialists Saga from 2010 to 2013.
Her early career was in the City managing pension fund assets. She ran the international equities investment operations at Chase Manhattan Bank and was a Director at N.M. Rothschild and then at NatWest.
For many years, Ros has championed pensions justice and led a successful campaign to help 150,000 people receive compensation when their occupational pension schemes collapsed. Her work was instrumental in setting up the system of UK pension protection.
She appears regularly in the media, writing or commenting on economics, pensions, later life and consumer matters. Ros has won numerous awards, including Pensions Personality of the Year (twice), Industry Guru of the Year, Women in Public Life Award and Lifetime Achievement in Pensions.
Ros has a Ph.D. in Economics from London School of Economics and was a Kennedy Scholar at Harvard. She has two honorary doctorates awarded for her work on pension investment from Westminster University Business School and Newcastle University.