Isabel Liu has been hired as a non-executive director to sit on the board of the Pensions Infrastructure Platform (PIP).
She has 20 years' experience investing in infrastructure and played a major role in the successful start-up of four infrastructure investment businesses, including the $1bn (£711m) AIG Asian Infrastructure Fund and the €1bn (£774m) ABN AMRO Global Infrastructure Fund.
PIP presented an opportunity for pension funds to get into infrastructure according to Liu (pictured above).
She said: "Created for pension funds by pension funds, PIP offers a new and better way to access UK infrastructure for institutional investors. PIP represents a unique opportunity for pension funds small and large, private and public, to get the right kind of access to infrastructure investments, combining long-term, low risk, inflation-linked cash flows, with scale and true institutional alignment.
"Already halfway to its target of investing £2bn in UK infrastructure on behalf of pension funds, PIP is at an important stage in its journey and I'm therefore very much looking forward to joining the team at this exciting point in PIP's path to success."
PIP chief executive Mike Weston welcomed Liu and added: "The next target for PIP is to launch our first multi-strategy infrastructure investment fund, which will make direct investments into UK infrastructure, and Isabel will play a crucial role in its success."
PiP was given the go-ahead by the Financial Conduct Authority to directly manage assets on behalf of schemes in January.
The government has confirmed the current interim chairwoman of The Pensions Ombudsman (TPO), Caroline Rookes, will continue the role in a permanent capacity.
The Pensions Management Institute (PMI) has appointed three non-executive directors and an executive director to its board.
Former Financial Regulators Complaints Commissioner Antony Townsend is to become chair of an expanded Determinations Panel at The Pensions Regulator (TPR).
Six members of Ross Trustees’ pension trustee and support teams have been promoted into new roles.