Eric Uijen, director of the €1.2bn pension fund for notaries (SNPF) in the Netherlands, has been appointed independent chairman at SBZ, the €3.7bn pension fund for care insurers.

Uijen succeeds Ruben Wenselaar, who will continue as a trustee.

Uijen is a veteran of the pensions and financial services sector, and has served as director of the notaries scheme since 2012.

He has also served as director at Horeca, the pension fund for the Dutch hospitality industry, as well as the pension fund for industrial conglomerate Stork, which has now joined the metal scheme PME.

Uijen also plays a supervisory role at Schilders, the industry-wide scheme for painters and decorators, and the company pension fund of custodian Kas Bank.

Meanwhile, SBZ also appointed Jobert Koomans and Reiniera van der Feltz-Doude as independent executive board members.

Koomans has been working as managing consultant/partner at pensions adviser Towers Watson Netherlands.

He is also an expert trustee at the large industry-wide scheme for the building sector BpfBouw.

Van der Feltz has been working in several banking positions at Van Lanschot Bankiers and Rabobank International.

The trustees will be part of a new board model, consisting of an independent chair, two executive board members and eight non-executive trustees.

SBZ is a non-mandatory industry-wide pension fund with approximately 12,500 participants.