PensionsEurope has appointed Jerry Moriarty as its new chair, succeeding Janwillem Bouma.
Moriarty, who is the CEO of the Irish Association of Pension Funds (IAPF), was elected on 16 November during the PensionsEurope AGM. He will take over the role from Bouma, who has served in the role since 2015.
Moriarty is well known in the European pensions sector and is also a member of the Occupational Pensions Stakeholder Group (OPSG) at the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA).
Commenting on his election, Moriarty stated: “It is a great honour to be elected as chair and I look forward to working with the Board and members of PensionsEurope to ensure it remains the leading voice for funded pensions in Europe.
"There are many challenges ahead in a more uncertain world, but it is important for all Europeans that more people save more in order to be prepared for retirement. The members of PensionsEurope play a crucial role in this and we will continue to work with all stakeholders to encourage more funded pensions throughout Europe”.
Moriarty has over 30 years of experience in pensions and a deep understanding of the industry and its regulatory framework, which are important in guiding PensionsEurope. He thanked Bouma for the leadership and commitment he has provided to PensionsEurope in challenging times.
Bouma, who chaired PensionsEurope for the past eight years, expressed his confidence in Moriarty's ability.
“It has been a privilege for me to serve the interest of the members of PensionsEurope over the years. I thank all my colleagues on the Board for all the fruitful discussions we have had, and I have all the confidence in Mr Moriarty and wish him all success.”
During the General Assembly, PensionsEurope also elected Ann Verlinden of PensioPlus (France) and Klaus Stiefermann of aba (Germany) as Vice-Chairs. PensionsEurope said it looks forward to a new chapter with Moriarty and expresses gratitude to Bouma for his dedicated service over the past years.
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