Workplace pensions provider NOW: Pensions has today announced the appointment of John Rowland as Non-Executive Director to its commercial board, replacing Bo Foged.
John Rowland started his career in the UK Civil Service before moving to Australia to join National Mutual Fund Management. He then spent five years in France and the UK as Chief Information Officer at AXA Investment Managers, before moving to Invesco, where he held a range of positions in the US and the UK, including Global Head of Information Technology, European COO and Global Head of Investment Operations.
John recently retired from full-time employment and is now working as a Non-Executive Director for several financial services companies.
Morten Nilsson, CEO of NOW: Pensions said: “Bo Foged has been a great support through our first phase of growth and his choice to hand over to John Rowland at this stage is well timed.
“As a senior executive with thirty years’ experience in the financial sector, John brings a wealth of experience to our commercial board. He has held significant international executive level roles in four countries and has a proven track record of successful leadership in operations, technology, major change and regulatory compliance. We are excited to have him on board.”
John Rowland, Non-executive Director Commercial Board said: “With over a million members, NOW: Pensions has fast become an established leader in workplace pensions in a short amount of time. It is now very well positioned to grow and develop even further. I am looking forward to helping the company fulfil its potential as one of the leading pensions providers in the UK.”
NOW: Pensions Commercial Board comprises: Henrik Ramlau-Hansen, non-executive chairman; John Rowland, non-executive director; Morten Nilsson, CEO of NOW: Pensions and Troy Clutterbuck, CFO of NOW: Pensions. The Commercial Board is responsible for the day to day running of NOW: Pensions; the people, the customers, the operations and the financials.
Note to editors
NOW: Pensions was one of the first providers to achieve independent assurance of scheme quality in accordance with the master trust assurance framework (AAF02/07) introduced by The Pensions Regulator in conjunction with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).