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Farnish quits NAPF to join Barclays

National Association of Pension Funds chief executive Christine Farnish is leaving the organisation after four years.

Farnish is joining Barclays as public policy director and a replacement has yet to be announced.

The NAPF says Farnish has strengthened its reputation as the leading voice in workplace pensions and helped to increase its membership base. She led the NAPF’s response to Lord Turner’s pension reform proposals, memorably calling the NPSS a “throwback to the Stalinist era”.

Farnish says: “I have been privileged to lead the NAPF at such a crucial time for pensions and I am proud of what we have achieved. I will be very sad to leave but pleased that I will be leaving the legacy of a strong team and a healthy budget.”

NAPF chairman Robin Ellison says: “Christine has been an outstanding chief executive for the NAPF over the last four years and she will be a hard act to follow.”

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