Appointments update 21 November 2019

RPMI has appointed Michelle Ostermann as managing director of its investment business.

Ostermann was appointed to the role following the retirement of Julian Cripps in December 2019, having previously joined RPMI’s investment business at the start of 2019 as chief fiduciary officer. She was also appointed to the RPMI board in September 2019. Previously, Ostermann was senior vice president at British Columbia Investment Management Corporation, and has 25 years’ experience across the broader investment, insurance and pension industries.

Pensions Bee has named Michelle Cracknell CBE as new Independent non-executive director.

Cracknell, the former CEO of The Pensions Advisory Service, joins the board with over 30 years’ experience specialising in pensions and retirement planning. Cracknell said she hoped to ‘help people take ownership of what is a significant life investment’ in the new role.

Dalriada Trustees announced the appointment of Charles Ward as a professional trustee.

Based in Birmingham, Ward is a qualified actuary and has almost 25 years’ experience, advising both companies and trustees on long-term scheme strategy and funding, investment and benefit design projects. Ward has previously held roles at PwC, KPMG and Mercer.

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