Pensions Ombudsman Dr Julian Farrand has been reappointed for a further two years.
The move confirmed by Secretary of State for Social Security Alistair Darling, also sees Farrand retain his position as Chairman of the Pensions Compensation Board.
Farrand was appointed Pensions Ombudsman in September 1994 having previously served as Insurance Ombudsman for nearly six years.
He has been chairman of the compensation board since August 1996.
Darling says: "Dr Farrand has raised the profile of the office and done much to resolve disputes between members and their pension schemes.
"He is completely independent of the pensions industry and acts as an impartial adjudicator."