Anthony Arter appointed interim chair of Pensions Ombudsman

It will likely be for an interim interval throughout which a recruitment marketing campaign shall be carried out to fill the place completely.

Mr Arter has a wealth of expertise and experience from numerous roles inside the pensions business, together with chair of the Ombudsman Affiliation, former Pensions Ombudsman and interim Deputy Pensions Ombudsman and Deputy Pension Safety Fund Ombudsman.

He succeeds Caroline Rookes, who had served as Chair of TPO since September 2019.

Pensions minister Paul Maynard stated: “Anthony brings a wealth of expertise and I stay up for working with him. Following the tragic lack of Caroline Rookes, I might additionally wish to pay tribute to the steadfast management and dedication she supplied throughout her time within the position.”

Dominic Harris, Pensions Ombudsman, stated: “Anthony has agreed to fill the void left by Caroline’s unhappy dying, till such time as a everlasting chair is appointed. It will be important that the organisation has stability, and it is a superb concept to nominate somebody with Anthony’s data and expertise of TPO to assist us by means of this era. I’m trying ahead to persevering with our good working relationship.”

Anthony Arter CBE stated: “It’s with combined feelings that I’ve accepted the position of TPO’s interim chair following the surprising, unhappy and premature dying of Caroline Rookes.”

He stated it was an honour to have been appointed and that he seemed ahead to working with different non-executive administrators supporting the Pensions Ombudsman Dominic Harris and his colleagues.

In his capability as interim Chair, Mr Arter is entitled to an annual remuneration of £24,000, based mostly on a minimal time dedication of 36 days per 12 months.

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