UK - Pension trustee group BESTrustees says three former senior pension figures have joined recently, taking its pool of independent trustees to 12.

The new additions include Miles Buckinghamshire, Mike Duncombe and Peter Murray.

Buckinghamshire joined last year after retiring as a partner of Watson Wyatt LLP.

Duncombe spent 15 years as chief executive of Royal Mail Pension Trustees and was a member of the National Association of Pension Funds council from 1996 to 2002.

Murray recently retired as CEO of the Railways Pension Trustee Company. He is a trustee director of the railway schemes and a senior advisor to EPIC Investment Consulting.

"Independent trustees play an essential role in pension scheme management and I am delighted to welcome Miles, Mike and Peter to the team," said managing director Clive Gilchrist.

"They all have impressive track records and have demonstrated their commitment to the pensions industry during their varied careers."