British Airways Pensions has appointed Vinny Ehzuvan as chief executive officer of its British Airways Pension Services Ltd (BAPSL). He previously served as chief operating officer.

Ehzuvan was appointed to take over following Fraser Smart’s departure from the business, which was announced at a parliamentary committee earlier this year in connection with a hearing on the appointment of his wife, Sarah Smart, as permanent chair of The Pensions Regulator.

Ehzuvan brings a wealth of leadership experience spanning strategic, commercial and financial operations and a track record for delivering positive change through successful programmes to improve efficiency, quality and cultural cohesion, BA Pensions said.

He joined BA Pensions in April 2018 as COO, bringing continuity to the CEO role, and has played a key role in modernising the organisation and its operations, it added.

He has held various senior executive positions at both Aon and Xerox Corporation and was most recently managing director, total benefits outsourcing for Xerox Europe.

Roger Maynard, trustee chair of the Airways Pension Scheme (APS) and New Airways Pension Scheme (NAPS), said: “Vinny has already played a major role in transforming the company and is ideally suited to assume these added responsibilities, thanks to his integral knowledge of all aspects of the organisation and his ability to build strong relationships throughout the pensions industry.”

BA Pensions provides end-to-end pension services across member services, operational and secretariat services, and fiduciary management, for its two UK corporate defined benefit schemes – APS and NAPS – which have combined assets worth £26.8bn (€31.3bn) and cater for more than 85,000 members and beneficiaries.

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