Lindsay Tomlinson appointed as NAPF chairman

Lindsay Tomlinson has been elected as the new chairman of the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF).

Tomlinson will take over from Chris Hitchen, whose two-year term of office ends at the NAPF Annual General Meeting on 16 October 2009. He is vice-chairman of Barclays Global Investors Europe and was awarded the OBE for services to the fund management industry in the 2005 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Tomlinson said: “The next couple of years are going to be absolutely crucial for the way in which pension provision in the UK develops. It is vital that the NAPF continues to redefine its role in line with the changes and remains at the centre of the debate.

“Using the expertise of both its staff and its members working in every corner of the pensions industry, the NAPF has a sound reputation as an organisation which is working for the common good and I am very happy to have been elected chairman.

“I look forward to working with Joanne Segars and her team at the NAPF in meeting the challenges ahead. The NAPF is in good shape and I would like to pay tribute to Chris Hitchen for leaving such a strong legacy.”