UK - Cllr Ian Greenwood has been appointed as chairman of the Local Authority Pension Fund Forum (LAPFF) following its annual general meeting on Wednesday.
He has taken over as chair from Cllr Darrell Pulk, who led the forum for the previous two years.
Greenwood said: "Our engagement work is increasing in both scope and sophistication and our influence is greater than ever. We are also growing rapidly and expect to announce further additions to our membership very shortly. The forum is now the natural home for local government funds which want to be active and responsible investors."
The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) also announced today that its association chairman, investment council chairman and benefits council chairman had all been re-elected to their positions.
Chris Hitchen, chief executive, Railways Pension Trustee Company, remains association chairman; Ruth Goldman, head of pensions group, Linklaters, is benefits council chairman; and Arno Kitts, director of institutional business, Henderson Global Investors is investment council chairman.
All three positions have a limit of two successive one-year terms.
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