David Fairs
David Fairs
Executive Director of Regulatory Policy, Analysis and Advice
The Pensions Regulator

David was appointed Executive Director of Regulatory Policy, Analysis and Advice on 2 July 2018, having previously been a senior partner in KPMG’s Pension Practice. He is responsible for the development of policy for TPR and has oversight of TPR’s professional advisers including lawyers, actuaries, investment advisers and business analysts.

He is co-chair of TPR’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and a member of the cross-Government Portfolio Committee overseeing the introduction of the Pensions Dashboard. He is the responsible Executive for climate change and ESG within TPR and a member of HM Treasury’s TCFD Senior Steering Board, the Stakeholder Stewardship Working Group, the Working Group on Productive Finance and the Climate Financial Risk Forum. He is also a member of the Joint Forum for Actuarial Regulation and chairs the Pensions Working Group.

David is a former Chairman of the Association of Consulting Actuaries and Director of the Association of Consulting Actuaries Limited, a former Council member of the International Actuarial Association and the inaugural Chairman of the Joint Industry Forum for Workplace Pensions. He was also a Council member of the Society of Pension Consultants and a former Chairman of the Actuaries Club.

David is also Chair of the Genomics Development Board for Sarcoma UK and an advisory Board member of the Association for Business Psychologists and the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Essex University. He is a Governor of the Pensions Policy Institute.