Mark Boyle, a former director in the government's Shareholder Executive, has been appointed as the new chair of The Pensions Regulator, it was announced today
Boyle, who is currently chair of the Land Registry, will take up the post on April 1 and serve a four-year term. He will continue in his role at the Land Registry alongside his TPR position.
Announcing the appointment, pensions minister Steve Webb said: 'I am pleased to announce that Mark Boyle will be the next chair of The Pensions Regulator. Mark is a proven leader who brings a wealth of private and public sector experience to the role and I look forward to working with him.'
Boyle said he was delighted to accept the appointment. 'I look forward to leading the board and ensuring that the regulator continues to deliver its objectives while at the same time playing an active part in dealing with the challenges faced by the broader pensions industry,' he said.
Until September 2013, he was chief operating officer at the Shareholder Executive, the specialist team based at the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, which oversees government-owned businesses.
Prior to that he spent 12 years in senior commercial and corporate development roles with two FTSE companies, Compass Group and Rentokil Initial. The first 15 years of his career was spent in banking with Lloyds Bank International and Kleinwort Benson.
Boyle succeeds Michael O’Higgins who has been in the post since 2011.