UK – The former pensions head at the House of Commons, Carol Perry has been appointed as one of six directors at Independent Trustee Services.

Perry has worked in the pensions industry for more than 30 years.

She has held positions at Legal & General, Mercers, and more recently she was pensions director of Duncan Lawrie Pensions Consultants and Moorgate House.

She has also been a fellow of the Pensions Management Institute since 1984, and has also been a member and adviser to the Institute since 1986.

“This appointment comes at a time when the need for professional trustee representation on trustee boards has never been greater,” said ITS managing director Chris Martin.

In other news, Joanna Lancaster, former client director at Deutsche Asset Management, has quit to join independent asset manager MPC Investors as client services chief for UK institutions.

This is a new appointment, and comes in the wake of MPC’s increased focus on- and commitment to its institutional business, a spokesperson told IPE.

In her most recent role, Lancaster was responsible for a portfolio of segregated corporate, local authority and charity clients.

Also, Aon Consulting has appointed Andrew Elliott of Gissings Consultancy Services as senior investment consultant in the firm’s London office.

Elliot was at Gissings for some 15 years, where he held a senior investment position. He takes up his new position with immediate effect, and reports to Aon investment consulting practice head Ian McKinlay.

In his new role, he will focus on advising existing clients on investment strategy and provide support to the sales team on prospective client work. Elliot will also work closely with the global research unit on asset manager research.