The National Association of Pension Funds has announced that Joanne Segars will become chief executive from October 2006.
She takes over from Christine Farnish who is joining Barclays as director of public policy.
Segars joined the NAPF as director of policy in April 2005 from the ABI where she was head of pensions and savings. Prior to that, she was senior pensions officer at the Trades Union Congress.
Chairman Robin Ellison says: “I am delighted Joanne will be filling this post. Joanne has been director of policy for the past 16 months, a role she has performed with distinction. The appointment also allows for continuity of leadership at a critical period in the pensions industry.”