Look Where You're Going : The Life of Alan Pickering Hardback
by Paddy Briggs
In May 2017, Alan Pickering won the award for the `Greatest Single Contribution to Occupational Pensions (1998-2017)' at the Professional Pensions UK Pension Awards.
It was a well-received tribute to the role he had played for more than twenty years.
The Pickering Report, commissioned by the Blair government, had been a blunt, brutally honest and pragmatic assessment of what needed to be done if Britain's leadership position in occupational pensions was to be maintained.
In this biography, Paddy Briggs, who worked closely with the subject, focuses on the world of pensions and Pickering's leading role in it.
But the story is broader and more human than the highly technical world of retirement benefits.
Pickering is a baby boomer who grew up in modest circumstances in the City of York.
As a child, he was diagnosed with a degenerative eyesight disease, and by his twenties he was totally blind.
His disability became more of a spur to ambition and accomplishment than a restraint.
This included athletic achievements such as running marathons and being a serious participant in competitive race walking.
He has reached the highest levels in the world of financial services and also became a well-known racehorse owner and a vice-president of the Racehorse Owners Association.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Biteback Publishing
- Publication Date: 19/07/2018
- Category: Biography: business & industry
- ISBN: 9781785902437
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