Appointment update 5 January

The Association of Member-Directed Pension Schemes (AMPS), has announced Zachary Gallagher as its new chairman.

Gallagher, of Berkely Burke Financial Services succeeds Neil MacGillivray as the AMPS chairman. Already serving on the Committee for a number of years, he will now work with new members including Alan Finch who will serve as honorary secretary of AMPS, from Rowanmoor and honorary treasurer Claire Trott from Technical Connection, among six other committee members from across the industry. The former chairman MacGillivray, as well as Elaine Turtle of DP Pensions Lts and Robert Graves of Rowanmoor have been awarded honorary lifetime membership in recognition of their service.

BESTrustees has appointed Heather McGuire to its board.

McGuire joined the board on 1 January 2017, having begun her career in pensions management at BESTrustees in 2006 and serving as a trustee on various schemes since. She has a wealth of experience dating back to 1978 working both in public and private sector schemes, DC, DB and non-associated multi-employer schemes. McGuire is also a fellow of the Pensions Management Institute.

Tilney Bestinvest has appointed Will Samuel as chairman of its board.

Samuel’s appointment to the board of the UK investment and financial planning group is subject to FCA approval. He brings with him a wealth of commercial, capital markets and regulatory expertise and has spent more than 35 years in the City in a number of non-executive roles. Samuel is currently chairman of TSB Banking Group and served as a senior adviser to the Prudential Regulation Authority since 2012, before this. He has also worked as managing director of Schroders Investment Banking and as vice chairman and senior adviser at Lazard & Co.

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