Richard Law-Deeks has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Mail Pension Plan (RMPP); he takes up the role with immediate effect.

With more than a decade of experience working in the pensions market, in both the public and private sector, Richard has led the RMPP as interim CEO since February 2018.  Prior to this, Richard was Head of Finance.

Before joining the RMPP in 2015, Richard worked at Marsh & McLennan Companies, specialising in corporate finance and investments. He also worked in public sector accounting roles within several different Local Government Pension Schemes.

Richard will build upon the work of the RMPP’s previous leadership, which will include the further development of best-in-practice governance and risk management systems.

Commenting on Richard’s appointment, Joanna Matthews Chair, Royal Mail Pensions Trustees Limited, said “Richard understands the demands and challenges that the Plan faces and, during the first half of this year, showed great leadership as we began to implement new changes. He has a clear vision for the Plan that is aligned with the thoughts of both trustees and the sponsor. I look forward to working with him in 2018 and beyond.”

On his permanent appointment as CEO, Richard remarked “It is a real privilege to lead the Plan, helping to ensure the financial well-being of our members in retirement. I look forward to delivering best-in-class services and innovation, working closely with Joanna, the trustees, and the sponsor. I am also delighted to be leading such a great team of colleagues, who are some of the most talented in the business.”