Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Pension Protection Fund strengthens corporate affairs team with hire of Malcolm Morton and Hannah Lang

The Pension Protection Fund (PPF), which protects employee's pensions in the event of a company's insolvency, has hired Malcolm Morton as public affairs manager and Hannah Lang as media manager as part of its seven-strong corporate affairs team.

Morton will develop and implement the PPF’s external affairs strategy and will work to build its reputation among industry and policy-makers. He joins the company from PR and lobbying firm Quiller Consultants and previously worked in Parliament.

Lang, who formerly worked for BUPA, will focus on widening PPF’s media engagement to build understanding of the brand and the role it plays for members. Her previous experience includes agency-side work with Engine Group and the Red Consultancy.

Richard Williams, head of corporate affairs at the PPF, said: "We are a £25bn investor, protecting 11 million pension scheme members across the UK and we’ve significantly grown in scale during the ten years since we were established. We therefore need to continually demonstrate to our members and levy payers that we are efficient and effective in what we do. I’m delighted that Malcolm and Hannah are joining the team to help deliver our strategy to do so."

Morton said: "Against the backdrop of far-reaching change across the pensions industry, it is all the more important that the PPF’s mission, evolution into a high performing customer-focused financial institution, and unique knowledge of the Defined Benefit universe is effectively communicated to our external stakeholders. I look forward to playing my part in the PPF’s continued success."

Lang added: "I am excited to be joining at a pivotal moment in the PPF’s history. The organisation performs a vital role in protecting people’s futures. Communicating our effectiveness in fulfilling that role is essential to our success."

Lansons continues to provide agency support to the PPF.

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