Robert Branagh was appointed as a Non-Executive Director at The Pensions Ombudsman in May 2021.
Robert is a pensions professional with an extensive business background, largely in outsourcing and financial services. He has worked for trustee, not for profit, private equity owned, and insurance businesses over the last 30 years. Robert helped transition the Office of the Paymaster General from a public to a private sector outsourcing business in the late 1990s and worked with Cabinet Office to establish the joint venture which became My CSP. He has also managed the back office or pension functions for several large pension schemes, including the NHS, Civil Service, Royal Mail Statutory scheme, and the Railways Pension Scheme. Currently, he is the CEO of the London Pensions Fund Authority, a £6.5bn fund within the LGPS. He is also a Non-Executive Director at the Local Pensions Partnership Administration limited and the Ministry of Defence where he chairs the Armed Forces Pension Schemes. He is also a Trustee of the Creative Pensions Trust Master trust and a Governor of the Pensions Policy Institute.
He is a frequent speaker at pensions and employee benefits events and is a regular contributor to the UK pensions industry press. He is a Fellow of the Pensions Management Institute and has been both Chair and President during his service there. He is also an Accredited Member of the Association of Professional Pension Trustees.