Boardman, who was previously director of retirement strategy at the Pru, has been a Nest trustee member since 2010. As deputy chairman he will be paid £27,200 per annum for a time commitment of 40 days a year.
The Government has also appointed former Police Mutual Assurance Society chief executive Graham Berville as a trustee member. Berville will be paid £20,100 per annum for a time commitment of 30 days a year.
Pensions minister Steve Webb says: “Nest is playing a vital role in supporting automatic enrolment, ensuring that all employers are able to meet their duties.
“These appointments will augment and bring additional strength and depth to the Nest trustee board with a range of skills, knowledge and expertise that will ensure Nest successfully meets the challenges ahead.”