The ABI has appointed a new head of life and pensions following Alan Woods' return to the DWP after his period of secondment. Woods will be replaced by Chris Kenny who is currently the director of compliance at Oftel. Before this he worked for the Department of Health and HM Treasury.
Kenny will start his new role in January, picking up responsibility for leading the ABI's work on the savings gap, pension reform, health insurance and life industry regulation. ABI director general Mary Francis says: “Policy-makers are increasingly looking to the industry for new thinking and constructive ideas to help close the savings gap and ensure that pension provision is modern and efficient. Under Chris's leadership we will continue to develop and expand our ability to play this role.”