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Amps to select new chairman in two weeks after Roberts steps down
by Brian Cantwell on Oct 07, 2013 at 08:04
The chairman of the Association of Member Directed Pensions Schemes (Amps) Andrew Roberts has stepped down after two years in the role.
Head of technical pensions at James Hay Partnership Neil MacGillivray will stand in as acting chairman for the next two weeks before the committee appoints a permanent successor.
Roberts said: ‘I came to the end of the term but I always had it in my mind to do six years at Amps; it was four years as secretary and two years as chairman.
‘There is a committee meeting in two weeks’ time where they will decide on the new chairman, it should be one of the committee members.’
The committee now consists of;
- Geoff Buck Head Killik, head if pensions administration
- Zachary Gallagher Berkeley Burke, senior technical administrator
- David Phillips DP Pensions, director
- Stephan Wood, Towry Pensions Trustees, specialist
- Elaine Turtle, DP Pensions, director
- Angela Varley, Hornbuckle Mitchell
- Neil MacGillivray, James Hay Partnership head of technical pensions
- Robert Graves Rowanmoor, head of technical services
- Francis Moore European Pensions Management, managing director
- Zoe Smith Barnett Waddingham, compliance officer
Roberts (pictured) said his time as Amps chairman had been rewarding.
‘I certainly developed personally. For me, I understand more about how Sipp operators have to work in a regulated regime, so it was good for me to develop professionally.
‘I hope I served the industry well, although it’s not for me to judge.’
Roberts said he told the new committee he will make himself available should they need him in light of the Sipp capital adequacy paper due in December.
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