Mr Ger Deering has been appointed as the new Pensions Ombudsman to take effect from 18 May 2016. He takes the place of Mr Paul Kenny, who served as Pensions Ombudsman since the establishment of the office 13 years ago. Mr Deering also holds the post of Financial Services Ombudsman.

Legislation is pending to amalgamate the offices of the Financial Services Ombudsman and Pensions Ombudsman. Until this legislation is in force, Mr Deering will hold both posts concurrently.