New appointments complete RPMI Railpen property team

RPMI Railpen (Railpen) has appointed Alastair Dawson and Richard van Lente to complete its internal property investment team, under the leadership of Head of Property, Anna Rule.

Alastair joins the property team as Senior Property Asset Manager. He was previously at CBRE’s National Asset Management team where he was responsible for the management of Harbert Management Corporation’s Industrial Assets. At Railpen, Alastair will be responsible for the day to day asset management of office and industrial assets.

Richard van Lente joins as Senior Property Asset & Development Manager from Market Tech, and will be responsible for the day to day asset management of a number of Railpen’s retail assets.

The new appointments continue the ongoing expansion of internal asset management capabilities at the £27 billion pension fund. Alastair and Richard join Matthew Howard, Head of Property Asset Management and Helena Nicholls, Investment Manager, in the property investment team.

Commenting on the new appointments, Anna Rule said:

“Property is a core part of Railpen’s diverse portfolio, and the appointments of Alastair and Richard will bring additional knowledge and experience to our team. I look forward to working with them to deliver the long-term sustainable returns that our members need through proactive property asset management.”

New appointments complete RPMI Railpen property team


RPMI Railpen announces senior appointment to Sustainable Ownership team

RPMI Railpen (Railpen) has appointed Jocelyn Brown as Senior Investment Manager within the Sustainable Ownership team. Jocelyn will lead on corporate governance and report to Leo George, Head of Sustainable Ownership at Railpen.

In her previous role, Jocelyn was an Executive Director at International Shareholder Services (ISS), where she was the Global Head for ESG Product Management. Her responsibilities included EMEA regulatory affairs and she represented ISS on the Best Practice Principles Group for Shareholder Voting Research. Jocelyn also worked as a Corporate Governance Adviser at the Financial Reporting Council, where she was the implementation lead for the UK Stewardship Code.

Commenting on Jocelyn’s appointment, Leo George said:

“We are delighted to welcome Jocelyn to the Sustainable Ownership team at Railpen. Jocelyn's wealth of experience will greatly enhance our capabilities in this critical area and help us deliver the Trustee’s mission to pay members’ pensions securely, affordably and sustainably.”

Jocelyn added:

“Railpen has been a leader in corporate governance for many years. I very much look forward to working with the team to build on Railpen’s impressive record in this area.”

RPMI Railpen announces senior appointment to Sustainable Ownership team