The Pension Superfund appoints trustee board chairman

Written by Jack Gray

The Pension Superfund has appointed Richard Wohanka as chairman of the board of superfund trustees.

Wohanka’s hiring come alongside the appointment of 2020 Trustees, represented by Anthony Miller.

Under Wohanka and Miller’s leadership, the trustee will now look to recruit a third independent member of the board.

Wohanka brings three decades of experience to his new role and has “forged a reputation for building robust investment strategies and running large institutions at leading investment and asset management firms”.

He was previously appointed to the Nuclear Liability fund by the government in 2012 and became its chairman in 2016. Wohanka also holds a number of non-executive director roles with Union Bancaire Privee Japan, BTG plc, the Embark Group and Pershing Square Holdings.

He is also on the international advisory board of ICG and is a trustee of a number of pension schemes. A “specialist in international finance”, Wohanka’s career spans CEO roles for Union Bancaire Privée Asset Management, Fortis Investment Management, WestLB Asset Management, Baring Asset Management and Paribas Asset Management.

Wohanka commented: “I’m delighted to be asked to take this role and be part of an organisation which aims to improve members’ retirement benefits as well as protect them. Our approach will be to manage pensioners’ funds in a way to enrich and secure their retirement and I am looking forward to helping realise these objectives.”

Miller is currently CEO of 2020 Trustees and has 12 years of experience in leading employee benefits and trustee firms. He previously helped establish Higham Dunnett Shaw, spent six years heading up Eversheds Professional trusteeship business and won several awards with 2020 Trustees in 2017 and 2018.

The Pension Superfund CEO, Luke Webster, added: “I am delighted to welcome Richard and Antony, who both bring exceptional experience in asset management and pensions. We will continue to strengthen the team with further appointments in the future, including the recruitment of a third independent trustee, to ensure first class leadership and governance.”

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