Appointments update 26 February 2020

The Local Pensions Partnership (LPP) has appointed Chris Rule as CEO.

Rule was named interim CEO in May 2019, previously having acted as managing director and chief investment officer (CIO) since 2016. Prior to joining the LPP, Rule was CIO at London Pensions Fund Authority, and has also held senior roles at SEB investment management and Old Mutual Asset Managers. The firm have also announced the promotion of Richard J Tomlinson, who will replace Rule as CIO.

Hymans Robertson has named William Chan as head of DC investment.

Chan will be responsible for leading Hymans Robertson’s DC investment proposition, portfolio construction and implementation. He joined the firm in 2015, with over 10 years’ experience as an investment consultant in Australia. Chan is also a member of the newly formed Pension Advice Taskforce, set up by the Personal Finance Society.

Scottish Widows has announced Mark Stewart as chair of its Independent Governance Committee.

A member of the committee since 2015, Stewart has replaced Babloo Ramamurthy, who chaired the group since its inception and has now served the full five-year tenure. Stewart brings over 21 years experience to the role, having previously acted as Willis Towers Watson's head of benefits EMEA.

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