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Anthony Arter CBE has been appointed as the Interim Chair of TPO by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions while DWP embarks on the recruitment process for a new permanent Chair. This follows the sad death of TPO’s former Chair, Caroline Rookes, in October 2023. 

Anthony is also the interim Deputy Pensions Ombudsman and Deputy Pension Protection Fund Ombudsman. Prior to this appointment, he was the Pensions Ombudsman and Pension Protection Fund Ombudsman from May 2015 to January 2023.

Anthony is a solicitor who has specialised in pensions since 1996. He was Eversheds LLP’s Head of Pensions from 2005 until 2013 and their London Senior Partner 2009 until 2014.

He has also been an independent trustee for many years and in December 2018, Anthony was appointed as a pro bono Trustee Director of the Action for Children Pension Fund.

Anthony was Chair of the Ombudsman Association from 2019 - 2021.

In September 2022 Anthony was appointed as a member of the Pensions Regulator's Independent Determinations Panel.

He was awarded a CBE in the King's New Years' Honours 2023 for services to pensions and charity.

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