Mike Morrison receives posthumous award from PFS
23 November 2017
Mike Morrison has been given the prestigious lifetime achievement award at the annual Personal Finance Society awards, which took place last night (Wednesday 22 November) at the Roundhouse in Camden.
Mike, who tragically passed away earlier this month, was a hugely influential figure during his three decades in the financial services industry, in which he helped educate advisers and journalists on the ever changing UK pensions landscape.
As well as being able to explain complex and seemingly dry topics in an entertaining and engaging way he was dedicated to improving retirement outcomes for savers and promoting the value of regulated financial advice.
He started his career at Provident Life (later Winterthur and then Axa Wealth) in 1990 before leaving for AJ Bell in 2012.
He was an influential committee member and chairman at industry trade body the Association of Member-directed Pension Schemes (AMPS).
PFS chief executive Keith Richards says: “Everyone at the Personal Finance Society was shocked and saddened to hear the news about one of the profession’s best known and most respected experts on anything and everything ‘pension technical’.
“Mike was a most welcome and highly regarded speaker at our events across the country, and could always be relied upon to deliver business-relevant CPD in his uniquely impactful and humorous style.
“I am honoured to have known and worked with him and we are proud to bestow this lifetime achievement award for his contribution to the personal finance profession and the public we serve. A gentleman and professional who will be dearly missed.”
A memorial fund has been set up in Mike’s memory to raise money for Daisy’s Dream – a local charity that supports bereaved children – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/rita-morrison
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