UK - The Pensions Management Institute has named Roger Booth, a former global head of custody at Deutsche Bank, as chief executive.

He joins the professional body from the Housing Corporation where he was a financial regulator for social housing.

Booth joins as chief executive on June 27 to succeed Sue Howlett, who retires this year after 22 years with the PMI and whose title was secretary general.

The move is the second senior management change at the PMI recently. In March it named Penny Green, chief executive of the Superannuation Arrangements of the University of London, to succeed Roger Cobley as president.

Cobley said of Booth’s appointment: “We are confident that Roger’s extensive management and regulatory experience will serve him well in this challenging role. He is excellently placed to continue our work in raising standards across all areas of the pensions industry.”

Meanwhile, John Reeve, client director at Jardine Lloyd Thompson, has been elected chairman of the Raising Standards of Pensions Administration charity. He takes over from Michael Goy, managing director at Railways Pensions Management.