Charles Counsell was named CEO of The Pensions Regulator, effective April.
Mr. Counsell will join at the start of April, replacing Lesley Titcomb, whose tenure ends in February.
A spokesman for TPR said: "We have a very strong executive team, supported by our chairman, who will cover the brief period between (Ms. Titcomb) leaving and (Mr. Counsell) starting." He did not provide specific dates.
Mr. Counsell will lead the U.K. regulator as it implements a "clearer, quicker and tougher approach to pension regulation," a TPR news release said.
Mr. Counsell is currently CEO of the Money Advice Service, which provides access to financial information and guidance for U.K. citizens. Prior to that he was executive director of automatic enrollment at TPR, where he designed and led delivery of the U.K.'s auto-enrollment program. He was awarded an Order of the British Empire in 2017 for services to workplace retirement reform.
"I am delighted that we have appointed someone of (Mr. Counsell's) caliber to drive forward our significant change program," TPR Chairman Mark Boyle said in the release. "I know that (Mr. Counsell) will lead the organization with his trademark energy, determination and passion."