The Pensions Infrastructure Platform (PIP) has announced Tony Poulter will take over from Joanne Segars as chairperson.
The investment adviser, who has over 30 years of experience working in the infrastructure sector, started in the role in December after Segars' two-year term ended.
Poulter said there was a clear demand for greater infrastructure investment.
"I'm excited to be joining PIP to bring more pension fund investment into UK infrastructure," he said. "There is a huge need, we have a clear focus and the right structure in place.
"I am very much looking forward to working with the board and the team to deliver more benefits through this important sector of the economy."
Segars, who is also chief executive of the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association, welcomed Poulter to the role.
"Tony's appointment as chairman of PIP is great news for PIP and its investors," she said. "His extensive expertise in infrastructure investment will be pivotal in leading PIP in its next stage of development."
Poulter is a senior adviser for First State Investments, where he started in September 2016. He is also a non-executive board member for the Department for Transport, a panel member of the major projects review group at the Cabinet Office, and a senior independent director for the Green Investment Bank.
Prior to First State Investments, he worked at PwC from 1988 to 2016, most recently acting as global head of consulting.
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