Mark Boyle was appointed chairman of The Pensions Regulator, the U.K. government agency responsible for regulating occupational pension funds, said a spokeswoman for the Department for Work and Pensions.
Mr. Boyle will take over from the current chairman, Michael O'Higgins, for a four-year term on April 1.
Mr. Boyle is also non-executive chairman of HM Land Registry, a role the spokeswoman said he will retain, and has been director and chief operating office of the Shareholder Executive, which manages the U.K. government's shareholder relationships with businesses that are owned or partly owned by the government.
The role is a public appointment, made by the secretary of state for the DWP.
Mr. Boyle “is a proven leader who brings a wealth of private- and public-sector experience to the role, and I look forward to working with him,” said Steve Webb, pensions minister, in a news release issued by the DWP.