EUROPE/US - Susan Hunt, president of San Francisco based independent brokerage firm Woodruff Sawyer, has been elected as the new chairman of International Benefits Network (IBN), an organisation of pensions and benefits advisers mainly in Europe and the Americas, at its general meeting in Leuven, Belgium.

Henk Lunstroo, manager of the pensions department at Amersfoort based financial services company Kamerbeek, was elected as deputy chairman.

Michael Ehlers has stepped down as chairman of the network as he is leaving Cologne based Gerling Institut GIBA later this year to join Koelner Spezial, the consulting arm of insurance company AXA Germany.