Railpen, which runs the £35 billion railways pension schemes, has welcomed Sally-Ann James as General Counsel.

Sally-Ann, a former winner of the acclaimed Legal 500 UK Awards In-House Individual of the Year for Banking, joined from Metro Bank PLC. Having previously held roles in The Co-operative Banking Group, Sally-Ann brings with her decades of experience in the financial sector.

Sally-Ann said: “I am very pleased to be joining as General Counsel at this very exciting time for the business, as Benefits Administration, our Fiduciary Services and Investment Management come together under one name, Railpen.  I am looking forward to building an effective Legal Function and delivering legal services that meet the needs of the business, ensuring we deliver on our purpose of securing our members’ future”.

John Chilman, Chief Executive Officer said: “I am delighted to be welcoming Sally-Ann to Railpen at this exciting time. Her track record of building teams positions her perfectly to assess and build-out Railpen’s Legal capability, to support the entire business. Creating a strong team that can deliver in our complex environment, will help us collectively deliver on our purpose, and position us for future growth.”