Robert Thomas has been hired as a client director to work in the trustee director team by Law Debenture as the firm continues to expand.
He started work on 1 March and joined from Xerox where he remains chairman of the firm's pension scheme.
Thomas has chaired trustee boards and has experience going back to the 1990s.
He has worked across both defined benefit and defined contribution schemes and originally trained as a chartered accountant.
Law Debenture managing director Michael Chatterton said: "The appointment of Robert further demonstrates our recognition of the financial significance of pension schemes to sponsoring employers and the importance of broadening and deepening the knowledge and experience of our team to help ensure we can continue to support our clients by providing relevant and expert service."
Professional trustees firms are seeing demand for services with large schemes looking to replace corporate trustees and smaller schemes looking to appoint independent ones for the first time, Chatterton added.
Law Debenture has made another recent appointment which will be revealed in June this year.
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.