The Pensions Management Institute (PMI) has elected Tim Phillips as vice-president, taking over the office from Lorraine Harper.
Phillips is also director of global clients at Smart Pension, and has been chairman of the PMI's risk and assurance committee.
He will assume the role alongside co-vice-president Lesley Alexander and the pair will work with president Lesley Carline, while Harper has been co-opted onto the PMI's board for a further one-year term.
The PMI's youngest ever vice-president, at 35-years-old, Phillips said he was "delighted" to join as the body undertakes its five-year strategic plan.
He said: "The PMI has a big role to play in raising professional standards across the industry and as the industry rapidly changes, there has never been a more important moment to encourage talented younger people into the pensions world.
"As the youngest person sitting on the PMI Advisory Council since 2017, and now as part of the Board of Directors, I hope to use these next two years to do exactly that - attract a new generation into pensions, promote professionalism via qualifications and help represent the voice of younger pensions professionals.
"I know this has already been a recent focus for Lesley and the PMI and would like to build on that work already done."
Carline said: "It's been a delighted to work with Lorraine, who has made a huge contribution supporting both Lesley Alexander and I during her term as vice-president. We all look forward to developing our ongoing relationship as she remains on the advisory council. We congratulate Tim and look forward to working with him further."
The changes were agreed at the trade body's annual general meeting on 10 July, and also included a number of modifications to the line-up of the advisory council.
CMS partner Keith Webster and Aon principal Richard Cox have both been elected to the advisory council, while Premier Companies head of administration Girish Menezes has been co-opted to the body.
They replace past PMI president Kevin LeGrand and Willis Towers Watson managing director Jane Murray, who have served 10 years and five years respectively. Murray will remain co-opted on the PMI board.
Carline added: "On the advisory council, we would like to thank Kevin and Jane for their continued support and dedication to the PMI. We look forward to continuing to work with Jane who has been instrumental serving on the board and congratulate both Richard and Keith who joins the council."
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.