Our Speakers


Pension Investment Academy Seminars are renowned for the high quality of their speakers. The following pension fund industry experts are due to speak at a PIA seminar in the future. 

If you would like to be considered as a future speaker please click here

Mel Duffield


Mel Duffield


Cost Transparency Initiative

Mel is currently Director of Engagement for the valuation, on secondment from her role as Pensions Strategy Executive at USS overseeing strategy and insight, policy and proposition, and member communications. Mel joined USS in early 2015 from the Pensions Policy Institute (PPI). Prior to that Mel had worked for the Pensions and Lifetimes Savings Association (PLSA), following an 11 year career as an economist in the UK civil service (DWP and HM Treasury). Mel also sits on the PLSA policy board, chairs the industry wide cost transparency initiative (CTI), and serves as a magistrate.


We want to let you know our policy re the Coronavirus and our forthcoming Meetings. Until it is possible to hold physical events, we are temporarily holding all our seminars as Virtual Forum Seminars.


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