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Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association, Pension Insurance Corporation, Goldman Sachs, Local Government Association, Department for Communities and Local Government, Hymans Robertson, Lane Clark & Peacock

Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) – Nigel Peaple has been appointed deputy director for Defined Contribution, Lifetime Savings and Research. He will lead the PLSA’s policy work on defined contribution and lifetime savings, as well as have responsibility for its research function and EU engagement. Meanwhile, Mel Duffield has been appointed to the Defined Contribution Council, while Nicola Mark and Colin Richardson will be joining the Defined Benefit Council. All three will assume their responsibilities after the PLSA’s AGM on 21 October. Carol Young, vice-chair, and Andy Cheseldine have been re-elected to the Defined Contribution Council.

Pension Insurance CorporationJon Aisbitt has been appointed chairman of the board, succeeding Sir Mark Weinberg, one of the founders of the business and chairman since 2006, who is retiring. Aisbitt has spent 16 years in the investment banking division at Goldman Sachs, serving as chairman of the company’s Australia business for the last three years. Before then, he was chairman at Man Group.

Local Government AssociationBob Holloway has joined the LGA as pensions secretary to the scheme advisory board for the local government pension scheme (LGPS), having been a civil servant for more than 40 years. He spent the majority of his career working on local government, and the bulk of that on the LGPS, implementing the investment strategy and LGPS reforms. His last posting was with the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), which he left last week. Holloway told IPE he saw his new role as “benefiting both camps”. He said: “The LGA gets my experience and knowledge over the last 30 years, and the DCLG will still be able to benefit from my remaining within the LGPS community.”

Hymans RobertsonBeenesh Googoolye has been appointed as a senior investment consultant, while Ritchie Thomson has been appointed as an associate consultant. Both join from Lane Clark & Peacock.

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