Appointments update 7 August

- Hymans Robertson has promoted Michael Ambery to lead its master trust researcg and manage the firm’s relationships with DC product providers.

With almost 20 years’ experience in the pensions industry, Ambery joined Hymans Robertson in 2006, from KPMG’s pensions team. He has an in-depth understanding of both the DC and DB markets and specialist expertise in pension scheme design and benefits management as well as managing and implementing change.

- Lombard Odier has appointed Dr Christopher Kaminker as head of sustainable investment research and strategy and Ebba Lepage as head of corporate sustainability.

Kaminker will lead on strengthening LOIM’s sustainability offering and research capabilities. He joins from Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (SEB), a leading Nordic financial banking group, where he was head of sustainable finance research and a senior advisor. He is the author of over 30 publications on sustainable finance, and has held responsibilities for cross-asset research and strategy, as well as advising on and structuring sustainability financing solutions for investors, corporates and sovereigns.

Lepage has worked in a multinational environment, in New York, Montreal, Monaco, London, and Stockholm. She has spent her career in corporate finance, investment banking, asset management and for nearly five years in sustainable innovation. She joins from Stora Enso, a sustainability leader of renewable solutions in biomaterials for consumer products, where she was group vice president M&A and corporate finance. Here, she oversaw the Biomaterials Innovation group division’s sustainable investment activities.

- 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.

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