Lindsay Tomlinson was elected today as chairman of the National Association of Pension Funds, a U.K. industry organization, spokesman Mark Brooks said.
He will replace Chris Hitchen, whose two-year term ends at the next NAPF annual general meeting in October.
Mr. Tomlinson is vice chairman for Europe at BGI based in London; he will continue in that role.
“The next couple of years are going to be absolutely crucial for the way in which pension provision in the U.K. develops,” Mr. Tomlinson said in a news release. “It is vital that the NAPF continues to redefine its role in line with the changes and remains at the center of the debate.”
The NAPF has 1,200 pension fund members with aggregate assets of about £800 billion ($1.3 trillion).