Michelle Ostermann appointed as new Chief Executive Pension Protection Fund

18 January 2024

Pension Protection Fund publishes on its website:

We’re pleased to announce that Michelle Ostermann has been appointed as our new Chief Executive Officer and will start her new role on Monday 1 April.

Michelle brings over 30 years of pension investment and senior leadership experience. She’s the Chair of the global pension industry association, International Centre for Pension Management (ICPM) and is widely recognised for her outstanding global network and knowledge of pension systems.

Michelle has held several other senior positions at leading firms, including the Managing Director of Railpen Investments in the UK and most recently Senior Vice President and Global Head of Capital Markets at PSP Investments in Canada.

Our Chair, Kate Jones, said, “We are delighted to welcome Michelle to the PPF as we navigate our next chapter. Her member centric approach and fiduciary experience will certainly help us to continue to play a pivotal role in safeguarding the futures of those who rely on us, while also delivering for our levy payers and other key stakeholders.

“As a recognised thought leader in the global pensions industry, her vision, curiosity, knowledge, and transformative approach will be invaluable as we continue to explore the possible expansion of our remit in support of the government’s economic plans for the UK. I very much look forward to working with her.”

Michelle Ostermann said, “Having long admired the PPF’s astute approach to investing and its profound impact on the UK pension system, as evidenced by its award-winning investment and administration businesses, it is both an honour and a privilege to now contribute to shaping its future.

“In a pensions industry rife with challenges and opportunities, I firmly believe the PPF is poised to play a pivotal role in defining best practices and reshaping the UK pensions landscape – a prospect I eagerly anticipate diving into.”

Katherine Easter, currently our Chief People Officer, has been appointed as interim CEO until Michelle joins in April.

Source: Pension Protection Fund
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