UK - The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has appointed Joanne Segars to the new role of director of policy.
Segars, who will take up the new position in March, will lead a team researching, analysing and developing NAPF policy on a range of pensions and pension fund investment issues. She will also deputise for chief executive Christine Farnish.
The NAPF said the new role had been created as part of an internal reorganisation.
Commenting on the appointment, Farnish said: “Joanne is rightly seen as a leading figure in the pensions community, and I am delighted that she will be joining us at this crucial time.
“Pensions are at the top of the political agenda, and are set to be a key area of debate ahead of the forthcoming general election and beyond. The work of the NAPF is at the centre of this debate and Joanne’s knowledge and expertise will be valuable assets to us in informing and influencing policy.”
Segars, who joins from the Association of British Insurers (ABI) where she has been head of pensions and savings since 2001, said: “We need a durable pensions settlement in the UK with a central role for workplace pensions.
“The NAPF is well positioned to influence the debate and exert real leadership in the period ahead.”
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