Jeremy Corbyn has named MP for Pontypridd and former shadow secretary of state for Wales Owen Smith as shadow work and pensions secretary.
The announcement comes as Corbyn (pictured) unveils his front bench team following his election as Labour leader on Saturday.
Smith's predecessor Rachel Reeves reportedly ruled herself out of taking a position in the shadow cabinet.
The new shadow minister was first elected in 2010, and before entering the commons worked in the biotech and pharmaceuticals industry and as a journalist at the BBC.
After leaving journalism, he spent three years working as a government special adviser, principally at the Northern Ireland Office.
On pensions issues, Smith voted with the rest of his Labour colleagues against changes to auto-enrolment legislation introduced in the coalition government's emergency Budget, and against the 2010/11 Pensions Bill.
Measures in this bill included accelerating raising the state pension age to 66, amending the rules on enrolment to occupational pensions and taking a pension contribution from judges' pay.
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.
Richard Butcher is set to spend another year as Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) chair as the trade body proposes his term is extended to autumn 2021.