Chris Curry – Director
Chris joined the PPI as Research Director in July 2002 and was responsible for the research programme for 11 years prior to being appointed Director in June 2013. Chris now has responsibility for leading and managing the PPI. At the PPI Chris has authored and presented a number of research reports analysing pensions (including state, private and public sector pensions), pension reforms and other provision for retirement income. Chris is experienced in presenting research findings to a wide range of audiences and to the media.
Chris started his career as an Economic Adviser at the Department of Social Security (now the Department for Work and Pensions). Work at the DSS included analytical support for the Pension Provision Group, and working on the subsequent Pensions Green Paper published in December 1998. Work at the DSS included analytical support for the Pension Provision Group, and working on the subsequent Pensions Green Paper published in December 1998.
After working as part of the Poverty and Social Exclusion Team, Chris joined the ABI as Senior Economist in August 2000, where his pension background led to work on the analysis of stakeholder pensions, the Pension Credit and annuities.
Chris has a BSc (Hons) in Economics from the University of Warwick, and an MSc in Economics from Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London