UK/SWEDEN - Pension Corporation and two AP funds have made appointments to their hierarchy.
Edmund Truell, CEO, Pension Corporation, said: "John brings unparalleled experience from running a worldwide life reinsurance company which will be vital to Pension Corporation as we develop our business to achieve our goal of being the leading underwriter of pension risks."
Coomber has continued as a non-executive director at Swiss Re which is a Pension Corporation shareholder.
Elsehwere, the Swedish government has appointed Stefan Löfven to the board of directors of the fourth buffer fund, AP4, to replace Göran Johnsson.
Löfven is the head of the Swedish Metalworkers' Union and has held several committee memberships.
AP3 also announced the government had selected Gunvor Engström to join its board of directors.
A handful of industry heavyweights have begun trialling a so-called 'mid-life MOT', with positive initial results reported by all those involved.
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has announced it will shrink its board by more than one-third as part of a governance overhaul to make it "agile and more appropriate".
Smaller FTSE 350 defined benefit (DB) schemes were nearly 15 percentage points less well-funded than larger schemes in 2017, according to a Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) analysis.