Appointments update 1 May 2020

The London Pensions Fund Authority (LPFA) has appointed Robert Branagh as its chief executive officer (CEO).

Branagh takes on the role after being the LPFA’s managing director since joining in April 2018. He is also chairman of the Armed Forces Pension Schemes. An experienced senior executive with extensive experience across private and public sector pensions, trustee and governance, he is the immediate past president of the Pensions Management Institute. He is also a governor at the Pensions Policy Institute.

The Society of Pension Professionals (SPP) has named Isio partner, James Riley, as its new president.

His two-year term takes effect from 1 June 2020. Riley succeeds Aon partner, Paul McGlone, who has been president since 1 June 2018. He is an experienced actuary providing strategic advice to sponsors and trustees on the financial management of some of the UK's largest pension plans. The SPP said that the role of president is to “focus on continuing to increase value to members and helping them and their clients build a sustainable pensions future”.

Scottish Widows has appointed Stuart Reid to a newly created role of head of business development.

Having previously worked with Hymans Robertson, Willis Towers Watson, and Capita Employee Benefits, Reid has extensive experience of the master trust market and strong relationships with leading employee benefit consultants, corporate advisers and financial institutions. He has around two decades of experience in the pensions industry, working in both providers and in consultancies.

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