Lothian Pension Fund (LPF), the second largest Local Government Pension Scheme provider in Scotland, has announced structural changes to its senior leadership team.
David Vallery has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Lothian Pension Fund with effect from 21 June 2021. Vallery will succeed Doug Heron who, earlier this year, announced his decision to leave LPF to take up a similar role overseas in the summer.
Heron will remain in place until the summer to support a smooth transition with Vallery.
Vallery served most recently as Chief Financial Officer at Police Mutual Assurance Society where he worked for four years. His previous roles include Managing Director of a UK private wealth business and CFO of an Australian Insurance Group. Vallery holds a BSc in Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics and is a Member of the Faculty of Actuaries. David lives in Edinburgh with his wife and two daughters and enjoys cycling and running in his spare time.
Stephen Moir, Executive Director of Resources at City of Edinburgh Council and the Chairman of LPFE, says: “I’m delighted to appoint David to the role of CEO for Lothian Pension Fund. David has a strong CV of proven success in the financial sector and I’m confident that his experience and knowledge will benefit LPF and further enrich the great work that they’re doing for members and employers.”
Vallery says: “I’m delighted to join LPF. With over 84,000 members and £8bn of assets, LPF is a major part of the LGPS in Scotland which is of critical importance to the financial well-being to around one in five people in Scotland. I look forward to working with the team to ensure we continue to deliver an excellent service to all members and employers and make it a great place to work.”