Appointments update 2 August

- Karen Cham, professor of digital transformation design at the University of Brighton has been appointed to Nest’s board by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Amber Rudd.

An expert in user experience design and engineering behaviour change, Cham is also the professorial lead for connected futures research & enterprise, including digital economy, digital health, immersive, simulation & virtualisation and complex systems. As part of this, she is also academic lead of the digital catapult centre 5G Brighton project, a named part of the UK government’s 5G strategy.

- GLIL has appointed Ted Smith as chief operating officer.

Frith, who was named Interim COO of the fund in November 2018, will now take on the permanent role. He will co-ordinate GLIL’s activities as it looks to invest in more UK infrastructure projects and grow its investor base. Frith has 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry, having held a number of senior positions including managing director of banking group Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, head of European distribution at Aspect Capital, director of Campion Capital as well as senior positions with Citibank and Pareto Partners.

- The Pension Scams Industry Group (PSIG) has appointed Tommy Burns as deputy chair.

Burns has been part of PSIG since its inception in 2014 and is chair of the organisation’s Pension Scams Industry Forum. He has nearly 40 years’ experience in the pensions industry and is currently risk and incident manager at Standard Life, where he has held a number of managerial roles and been at the forefront of the organisation’s pension scams controls since 2012.

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