Will Pomroy, the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association’s policy lead on stewardship, has left the industry group for a role at Hermes Investment Management.

Pomroy joined Hermes Investment Management, the asset manager wholly owned by the BT Pension Scheme, earlier this month.

In his new role, he will report to Leon Kamhi, head of responsibility, as part of the manager’s team in charge of developing the manager’s responsibility policies. 

Pomroy departs the association after more than three years as its policy lead for corporate governance and stewardship, joining the then-National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) in May 2012.

Prior to his time at the NAPF, he spent two years as part of Aviva’s public policy team, where he led on corporate governance and sustainability.

For three years until 2010, he was senior parliamentary researcher for Labour party MP Madeleine Moon.

The UK pension association has hired Luke Hildyard to fill the vacancy left by Pomroy’s departure, who was until last week the deputy director of the High Pay Centre, a think tank researching the impact of pay disparity between high and low-income roles in the UK.

He has worked at a number of other UK think tanks in the past, including the Institute for Public Policy Research, the New Local Government Network (NLGN) and Future of London.

At the NLGN and Future of London, he wrote about the role of green growth, authoring reports on the challenges posed by energy efficiency in real estate, and how local economies can benefit from green growth.