Speakers List - Professional Pensions Breakfast Briefing


Stephen Argent

Senior Business Development Manager

NEST Corporation

Stephen works in the Business Development team at NEST and has over 40 years' experience in financial services. He has worked in various roles in the pensions industry including National Sales Manager and Pension Specialist for some of the largest providers in the UK. He has a degree in Psychology and qualifications with both the Chartered Insurance Institute and Project Management Institute.

At NEST Stephen is part of the team responsible for working with intermediaries to help support employers who wish to use NEST to meet their duties under the workplace pension reforms.

Julia Fox

Senior Writer


Julia Fox is a Senior Writer and Workshop Leader with Quietroom, an agency that specialises in thinking and writing. Julia and her team work closely with pension providers and regulatory bodies to improve the way we communicate with members, and get them better engaged with their financial futures. Before joining Quietroom, Julia worked in financial services for several years, leading a team of writers for Barclays PLC.

Laura Myers

Partner, Head of DC


Laura works with a variety of DC schemes on many issues but ultimately aims to answer the same key question: what is an adequate pension for employees, and how can we help get them there? As an industry figure in DC Laura speaks at many events and sits on the PLSA policy board.


Jonathan Stapleton


Professional Pensions

Jonathan is editor-in-chief of Professional Pensions and Workplace Savings & Benefits (WSB).

He started work as a journalist on the capital markets magazine ‘Central European' in 2000 before joining an internet start-up ii-Q.com, a pensions news service.

Jonathan joined Professional Pensions in July 2001 and has been there, barring a nine month sabbatical in 2004, ever since. He launched PP Online in 2006, became deputy editor of Professional Pensions in 2008, editor in 2009, launched WSB in 2012 and became editor-in-chief of both brands in 2014.

Jonathan has won a number of awards throughout his career - most recently the Society of Pension Professionals' Journalist of the Year Award 2014 and the Investment Association's Trade Journalist of the Year Award 2015 - and is holder of the Pension Management Institute's Retirement Provision Certificate.

Outside of pensions, Jonathan enjoys spending time with his young son and is becoming increasingly addicted to US box sets on his commute to and from the West Sussex coast.