Lindsay Tomlinson elected as new NAPF chairman

Lindsay Tomlinson has been elected as the new chairman of the National Association of Pension Funds. He will take over from Chris Hitchen whose two-year term of office ends at the NAPF annual general meeting on 16 October 2009.

Lindsay is vice-chairman of Barclays Global Investors Europe. He was awarded the OBE for services to the fund management industry in the 2005 Queen’s birthday honours list.

Hitchen, current NAPF chairman, says: “He will take over at a very challenging time, with pressure growing on workplace pensions and the launch of personal accounts. I know that he will work towards wider as well as deeper retirement provision in the UK.”

Tomlinson says: “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.”