Michael O'Higgins was appointed as Chair of JCRA & GCRA in September 2016.
Michael is Chairman of the Local Pensions Partnership and of Calculus VCT, as well as a non-executive Director of the pensions company Hedgehog.
Michael was Chairman of The Pensions Regulator from 2011 to 2014, Chairman of the Audit Commission from 2006 until 2012 and Chairman of the NHS Confederation from 2012 to 2015. He was also a non-executive Director of HM Treasury and Chair of the Treasury Group Audit Committee from 2008 to 2014 and of Network Rail from 2012 to 2018.
From 2004 to 2011 Michael was Chair of the youth homelessness charity Centrepoint and previously a Managing Partner with PA Consulting, leading its Government and IT Consulting Groups, latterly as a Director on its International Board. Prior to that, he was a partner at Price Waterhouse, worked at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris and held academic posts at the University of Bath, the London School of Economics, Harvard University and the Australian National University.
Interests as at January 2019
Chairman, Local Pensions Partnership
Chairman, Calculus VCT
Non Executive Director, Hedgehog
Independent Person for Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
Chairman, Advisory Committee, YFM Equity Partners 2016 LP