Influential think-tank The Pensions Policy Institute has appointed Mel Duffield as deputy director.
Duffield joins the PPI from the National Association of Pension Funds, where she was head of research and strategic policy.
She will work under Chris Curry, who was named as the new director of the PPI in May.
Duffield says: “With the pensions debate as lively as ever, the PPI is uniquely placed to provide objective analysis and independent scrutiny and challenge.
“I look forward to working with Chris to drive the pensions research agenda forward.”