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Four new NEDs appointed at TPO


The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has appointed four new Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) to The Pensions Ombudsman (TPO) with effect from 1 May 2021:

  • Emir Feisal
  • Myfanwy Barrett
  • Mark Ardron
  • Robert Branagh

Caroline Rookes, Chair of TPO said:

“I am delighted to welcome Emir, Myfanwy, Mark and Robert to TPO’s Corporate Board. DWP’s appointment of the Non-Executive Directors, along with my permanent appointment as Chair in November 2020, means that TPO now has a full Corporate Board as recommended in its Tailored Review 2019.

I am looking forward to working with the NEDs to continue to strengthen TPO’s governance and provide a strategic steer in uncertain times as we await the full impact of the Covid-19 pandemic to evolve.”

Anthony Arter, Pensions Ombudsman added:

“I would like to congratulate Emir, Myfanwy, Mark and Robert on their appointment. They bring with them a wealth of experience which will prove invaluable in helping TPO to realise its strategic goals.”

More information about each of the Non-Executive Directors can be found on the ‘Our Ombudsmen and governance structure’ section on our 'Who We Are' page. 

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