RPMI, which runs the £30 billion railways pension schemes, has appointed Alison Burns to its Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director.

Alison has a wealth of industry experience and holds board level positions at the National House Building Council, Equiniti PLC and previously Hastings PLC. She brings extensive financial services expertise having previously held executive and non-executive roles at Aviva including the position of CEO, Aviva Ireland. Prior to that Alison held a number of senior roles within Santander, Bupa, Lloyds TSB and AXA UK.

Chair of the RPMI Board Babloo Ramamurthy said: “Alison’s appointment is an important part of our commitment to delivering the highest standards of governance. Her experience within the pensions and financial services industry, as well as her proven track record as a Non-Executive Director, will be invaluable in helping us ensure we continue to meet the Trustee’s mission to pay our members’ pensions securely, affordably and sustainably.”