Robert Gardner

Co-Founder and Director, Redington


Rob’s dream is to transform people’s financial future from hoping for the best to knowing what to do . He believes we can achieve this by focusing on education and collaboration, which is why he wrote the childrens book “Save Your Acorns” and co -founded Redington, Mallowstreet and RedStart.

In 2006 Rob co-founded Redington because he felt there was a better way to solve the pensions crisis. Redington is now a leading independent investment consultancy. Its goal is to make 100 million people financially secure, by empowering individuals, trustees and companies to make better decisions.

Rob also co-founded mallowstreet, an online community for the pensions industry. Which works to solve the pensions and savings crisis through education and collaboration.

Rob’s passion is help future generations save more for a better financial future. Which is why in 2012 he launched RedStart a financial literacy programme. RedStart aims to plant the seed for the financial well-being of young people. In 2016 he wrote the children’s book “Save Your Acorns” to help 4 to 6 year olds learn about saving, investing and sharing.

Rob also chairs the Children’s Savings Policy Council for the Tax Incentivised Savings Association (TISA). To ensure all children in the UK can live the financial life they aspire to. By equiping them with the attitude, skills and resources to achieve their personal and financial goals. Rob is also a trustee of The FairLife Foundation, which helps people save and invest money for their future.

Outside of the world of pensions, Robert is a tennis enthusiast as well as an avid supporter of Commando Spirit, a charity supporting ex-marines and their families; he abseiled down the Shard to raise money for them. He is also a board member of the Catalyst Club, part of Cancer Research UK, whose aim is to bring forward the day we cure cancer.

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