UK - The Pensions Regulator has appointed Martine Trouard-Riolle as its permanent head of corporate risk management. 

She'll be the third holder of the role this year, taking over from interim head Fiona Crisp, who will leave in January 2007. Crisp had taken over from Louise Inward, whose departure for PricewaterhouseCoopers was announced in April this year.

Trouard-Riolle joined the regulator in August 2005 as senior lawyer in the CRM team and has gained significant experience of dealing with complex clearance cases and pensions issues, the regulator said in a statement.

She was formerly an associate lawyer in the restructuring and insolvency department of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham in London.

Pensions Regulator executive director June Mulroy said: "Martine has a double skill base being a lawyer and an insolvency specialist, and has considerable commercial experience.

"These technical skills are complemented by interpersonal and managerial skills which, combined with her previous experience, will enable her to be an excellent leader to the team."