Specialist Area Speakers

Stephen Ward

Stephen Ward

Managing director of Premier Pension Solutions SL, international pensions specialists.

Stephen has been involved with the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) for around 20 years and actively assists the Institute in lobbying Government and HMRC on pensions related matters as a member of a CIOT sub committee. Stephen was also a member of the Pensions Industry Working Group which played an active role in the implementation of the Pension reforms introduced in the Finance Act 2004.

In addition to authoring Tolleys Pensions Taxation Stephen has written three Pensions Tax Digests for Tolleys and numerous other technical notes. Stephen also contributes to the pensions sections of a number of other tax guides aimed at the legal and accountancy profession.

Stephen was the first senior examiner of the Chartered Insurance Institute specialist pensions examination (G60) and also acted as the senior examiner for the Institute of Financial Services pensions paper as well as writing the associated study text. He has also acted as an examiner for each of the Institute of Financial Planning and the Pensions Management Institute.

With nearly 40 years of experience in the specialist field of pensions Stephen Ward is able to offer other advisers innovative solutions based on an in depth understanding of the relevant legislation and practice.