Friday people roundup
PensionsEurope – Jerry Moriarty, chief executive of the Irish Association of Pension Funds, has been elected vice-chair of the European industry group. Moriarty has been a member of the association’s board since 2012 and replaces Benne van Popta, who stepped at the end of last year.
AP2 – Kristina Mårtensson has been appointed to the Swedish buffer fund’s board of directors. Mårtensson is currently head of social policy at Kommunal, the Swedish Municipal Workers’ Union.
FVPK – Andreas Zakostelsky has been re-elected chairman of Austria’s pension fund association. Zakostelsky was until recently chief executive of Valida Vorsorge Management, but departed in February to focus his attention on his political career following his 2013 election to the Austrian parliament.
Towers Watson – Gill Barr and Mervyn Walker have joined the trustee board of the consultancy’s defined contribution master trust. Barr has held a number of marketing positions at retailer John Lewis, MasterCard, Kingfisger and, most recently, at the Co-operative Group, while Walker is currently the independent trustee chair for Amec Foster Wheeler’s UK pension schemes and a non-executive director for the UK Revenue & Customs office. Walker spent most of his career in human resources, and in his capacity as head of British Airways HR department also chaired the airline’s pension fund boards.
TISA – Adrian Boulding, the outgoing pensions strategy director at Legal and General, is to join the Tax Incentivised savings Association as policy strategy director. Boulding is leaving L&G after 18 years, and in his time working within the pensions industry has also reviewed the UK’s auto-enrolment policy for the Department for Work and Pensions.