Lesley Titcomb

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Lesley Titcomb
Lesley Jane Titcomb

June 1961 (age 58)
Alma materSt Anne's, Oxford
TitleChief executive, The Pensions Regulator
TermMarch 2015 -
Spouse(s)Mark Prisk

Lesley Jane Titcomb CBE (born June 1961) has been the chief executive of The Pensions Regulator since March 2015.[1] Titcomb was previously chief operating officer and a board member of the Financial Conduct Authority,[1] and stepped down from her role with The Pensions Regulator in February 2019.

Early life[edit]

Lesley Jane Titcomb was born in June 1961,[2] the daughter of a policeman father and a mother who is an ordained priest.[3] Titcomb has a bachelor's degree in Classics from St Anne's, Oxford.[4]


Titcomb qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst and Young, and worked there from 1984-1994.[4][3]

Titcomb worked for the Securities and Investment Board from 1994 to 1999, then the FSA/FCA from 1999 to 2015, where she was chief operating officer from 2010 to 2015.[3]

After The Pensions Regulator and its leadership was seriously criticised by MPs following Carillion's 2018 liquidation, Titcomb said she would be standing down at the end of her current contract in February 2019.[5]

Titcomb was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2019 Birthday Honours for services to pensions regulation.[6]

Personal life[edit]

She is married to Mark Prisk, the Conservative Party Member of Parliament (MP) for Hertford and Stortford, and a former government minister.[7]


  1. ^ a b "Lesley Titcomb announced as new Chief Executive of The Pensions Regulator". thepensionsregulator.gov.uk. Retrieved 9 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Lesley Jane TITCOMB". companieshouse.gov.uk. Retrieved 9 May 2016.
  3. ^ a b c "Profile: Lesley Titcomb on being a 'front foot' regulator". moneymarketing.co.uk. Retrieved 9 May 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Board biographies". thepensionsregulator.gov.uk. Retrieved 9 May 2016.
  5. ^ Curry, Rhianon (31 May 2018). "The Pensions Regulator head to step down". Telegraph. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  6. ^ "No. 62666". The London Gazette (Supplement). 8 June 2019. p. B10.
  7. ^ "New housing minister Mark Prisk is surveyor". Estate Agent Today. Retrieved 9 May 2016.