RPMI appoints new CEO

RPMI Limited has announced the appointment of John Chilman as chief executive officer (CEO).

He will be responsible for RPMI’s pension administration business, which includes the Railways Pension Scheme (RPS) as one of its clients, as well as RPMI Railpen, which manages the £29bn of RPS assets.

Chilman brings over 25 years of pensions experience to his new role and joins RPMI from National Grid, where he was group head of pensions. He was previously group pensions director at FirstGroup and group head of reward at HBOS.

He is also currently chair of the Railways Pension Scheme Trustee, a position he has held since 2014, having been trustee director since 2007. He will be stepping down from this role in March, when his successor will be confirmed, prior to taking up his new role at RPMI in June.

Commenting on the appointment, RPMI chairman, Babloo Ramamurthy said: “John’s past knowledge and experience of RPMI and his reputation as an innovative leader for many years in the pensions industry will be invaluable to ensure RPMI continues to deliver the trustee’s mission of paying members’ pensions securely affordably and sustainably.”

His appointment comes after the announcement of the departure of Phil Wilcock, who will leave RPMI at the end of February.

Chilman added: John Chilman, also added: “I am delighted to have the confidence of the RPMI Board. RPMI is a fantastic business, with knowledgeable and passionate people delivering an incredibly important service for hundreds of clients and hundreds of thousands of pension scheme members.

“We have an important mission and I look forward to working with my new colleagues to further its delivery.”

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