Michael Johnson is one of Britain’s leading authorities on pensions policy and taxation. After training at JP Morgan in New York, he worked in investment banking for more than 20 years before becoming an actuarial consultant. He is Adviser to Cushon, the fintech workplace savings platform. He has advised several leading politicians on economic policy and frequently been called to give expert evidence to Parliamentary select committees.
Michael Johnson has written some 40 think tank policy papers, predominately concerning pensions, after a career in investment banking. Some of his proposals have been implemented, including the introduction of the Junior and Lifetime ISAs. He was an early advocate of pensions freedoms, accompanied by default Auto-Protection at 60 (yet to be implemented).