Karen Johnston has been re-appointed as deputy pensions ombudsman for another two years, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has announced.
Johnston was originally appointed in July 2015 and joined from The Pensions Regulator where she was a strategy lawyer, working on the auto-enrolment programme.
She will continue to work alongside Anthony Arter who was appointed as pensions ombudsman in February 2015. The deputy pensions ombudsman is a public appointment made by the secretary of state.
Arter said: "Since Karen joined The Pensions Ombudsman in 2015 there have been many changes to the way we work. Our priority is to make it quicker and easier for people to resolve their pension disputes.
"We have already made great progress in this area and the next two years will see further improvements. I am very pleased that Karen will continue to be part of the organisation during those changes."
Johnston is a regulatory decisions committee member at the Financial Conduct Authority.
She started her career as a crime, civil and family law barrister, before becoming a senior consumer lawyer at the Office of Fair Trading - a role she held for over four and a half years.
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