UK - The department for work and pensions is recruiting a chairman for The Pensions Regulator board.
The new chairman will play a “pivotal role” in running the TPR when it replaces the Occupational Pensions Regulatory Authority in April.
The successful applicant - known as chairman designate while the Pensions Bill waits its Royal Assent in November - will join new TPR and current OPRA chief executive Tony Hobman in shaping the directorship positions on the body’s independent board.
The DWP says it is looking for someone with at least five years’ experience of relevant board level decision-making and experience in dealing with “conflicting priorities at senior level”. A knowledge of work-based pensions, it said, would be helpful.
The post is being offered on a fixed three-year contract with the possibility of renewal.
A DWP spokesman said: “The role of chairman will be the first new appointment to TPR and is a key position to setting up the rest of the board, but until the Bill is given Royal Assent we are limited on what we can do.
“The remaining senior posts will be filled after November before TPR is launched next April alongside the Pension Protection Fund. It is vital the two bodies are set up together to complement each other.”
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