Michael Pratten was appointed CIO at the £2.8 billion ($3.6 billion) Church of England Pensions Board, London, effective Nov. 2.
Mr. Pratten will succeed Dan Taylor, deputy CIO, who was acting CIO following the retirement of Pierre Jameson earlier this year, a news release said.
He will report to John Ball, CEO, and will work alongside Adam Matthews, director of ethics and engagement-investment team.
"We are really pleased that Michael will be joining the Pensions Board team in this vital role," Mr. Ball said in the news release. "Through our investments, we seek to achieve a sustainable return for our members and beneficiaries, whilst supporting the transition to a low-carbon economy in line with the Paris Agreement goals."
Mr. Pratten was interim CIO for the London Collective Investment Vehicle, a pool of local government pension schemes with £36.4 billion in assets as of March 31. He was replaced by Mark Thompson, in September 2019, who resigned later that month. Kevin Corrigan, head of the investment team, stepped into the role on an interim basis until the appointment of Jason Fletcher as permanent CIO in July.