James Chalk has been hired by PwC as it expands its pensions employer covenant business in north England centred on Leeds and Manchester.
He joins from BDO where he specialised in the employer covenant sector for over eight years.
Chalk provided advice to a range of trustee and corporate clients across the UK with a particular focus on the north.
PwC's northern pensions credit advisory head Mark Jennings said: "James joins the team at a time when the covenant of a pension scheme's sponsoring employer is more relevant than ever.
"Well run defined benefit pension schemes are each formulating a strategy to secure members' benefits, based on the financial strength and affordability of the sponsor's business, and formally linking this to investment risk."
Mergers and acquisitions alongside other transactional activity were on the increase, he added.
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.