Richard Butcher joined PTL in 2008, becoming Managing Director in 2010. He has responsibility for a wide and diverse range of clients with a specific focus on governance in both DB and DC pension schemes.
Richard is a Fellow of the Pensions Management Institute and was, until 2017, on the PMI Council. He is Chair of the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA). Richard is a sought after speaker on the industry circuit and a regular key contributor to the industry press.
Richard won the Pension Insight DC Trustee of the Year award in 2015, was named as one of the Top 50 Most Influential People in Pensions in 2017 as well as in 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2012 and as one of the 100 Most Influential People Working in Europe's Capital Markets in 2014 by Financial News, based on his work with large DC trusts. He has been nominated for the "Outstanding Individual Contribution to Pensions" award at the Financial News Awards 2015 and Highly Commended in the 2010 & 2011 Engaged Investor Independent Trustee of the Year Awards.
Richard was also a member of the FCA's Institutional Disclosure Working Group (the "IDWG"), the Investment Association's Independent Advisory Board for transaction costs, The Pensions Regulator DC Practitioner Panel and the DWP Trustee Panel. He was a founder of the Mastertrust Association and co-Founder of The Association of Member Nominated Trustees