Appointment of new SPPA Chief Executive

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The Scottish Public Pensions Agency has announced the appointment of Penelope Cooper as its new Chief Executive.

Penelope, who is a Chartered Manager, will be responsible for the smooth running of the Agency in its management of key Public Sector Pension Schemes.

Penelope has 25 years' experience working in the Financial Sector in Scotland, London and mainland Europe, working for a range of companies including Citibank, Standard Life, HBOS and OneLife. She has gained a wide experience across the sector, and specifically within Pensions and Life Assurance.

She has also previously served as Chief Executive of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, Europe.

Originally from Wales, after 14 years of working in mainland Europe, Penelope has returned to Scotland where she has very strong family connections.

Penelope said ' I am delighted to be joining SPPA at an exciting time for both the organisation, and the pensions industry more generally. I look forward to building on the successes already achieved, and to preparing the SPPA for the opportunities that lie ahead.'

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