Former Pensions Commission commissioner Jeannie Drake has been appointed non-executive director of the Personal Accounts Delivery Authority from September 17.
She will be working alongside Paul Myners who was recently appointed chairman of PADA which will be responsible for getting personal accounts up and running and for ensuring employers meet their new obligations.
Drake currently serves on the board of the Pension Protection Fund, the Equal Opportunities Commission, and the Employment Appeals Tribunal and was commissioner on the Pensions Commission between 2002 and 2006.
She also has experience in the private sector and is currently a pension scheme trustee for both O2 and Alliance and Leicester.
Drake has also held a number of trade union posts including deputy general secretary of the National Communication Union and president of the TUC.
She has been Deputy General Secretary of the Communications Workers’ Union since 1995, where she specialises in IT and telecommunications.
Recruitment for a chief executive and other appointments to the board is under way.