Railpen appoints new Chief Executive Officer

The Trustee and Railpen Boards have appointed Andy Bord as Railpen’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), following the announcement in January 2024 of John Chilman's intention to retire.

Emma Barry / 09 July 2024

Andy will be responsible for the teams that invest c.£35 billion of assets and provide administration services for over 350,000 railways pension schemes’ members and pensioners, as well as the administration of several third-party clients. 

Andy is a highly experienced CEO, having held such roles most recently at Flood Re, but also at Capita Insurance Services and within the Private Equity sector. He brings a wealth of knowledge, hands-on experience and a passion for great customer service, innovation and value.  

The appointment follows a full and thorough search headed up by Christine Kernoghan, Chair of the RPS Trustee Board, Mike Craston, Chair of the Railpen Board and Alison Burns, Chair of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee. 

Commenting on Andy's appointment, Christine Kernoghan said “I would like to thank John for his significant contribution to rail pensions for many years and, more recently, his leadership of Railpen. John’s contribution to the futures of so many members cannot be understated – thank you, John.  

It was clear throughout the search process that Andy not only had the skills and experience needed to pick up the baton from John, but shared the Trustee Board and Railpen colleague's passion for great member retirement outcomes.” 

Mike Craston added “I would echo Christine’s comments about John and add my own thanks. John has been a great servant to the scheme and leader to our colleagues at Railpen. We wish him every success for the future. 

Andy’s commitment to the customer throughout his career aligns perfectly with Railpen’s ongoing purpose to ‘Secure our members’ future’. We are delighted Andy is coming on board to lead Railpen into the future.”  

Commenting on his appointment, Andy said “I believe that good quality pensions can make a really positive impact in the lives of individuals and society. Railpen’s purpose naturally aligned with my own sense of the difference an organisation can make in the lives of the members it serves.  

I am proud and excited to not only lead an organisation full of talented people dedicated to its members and pensioners, but to also champion good pension provision on their behalf.”     

Andy will move into his new role from October 2024.