Yvette Cooper, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, has appointed Jane Irvine to be Deputy Pensions Ombudsman (and Deputy Pension Protection Fund Ombudsman). Jane has a background in arbitration and dispute resolution and is Chair of the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission. From 2006 to 2008 she was the Scottish Legal Services Ombudsman (which was abolished in favour of the commission she now chairs). She also sits on the disciplinary board of the Faculty and Institute of Actuaries and from January 2010 she will be its Chair. Jane is expected to take up her new duties in mid-November. This part time appointment follows the splitting of the previous job into two roles: Deputy Pensions Ombudsman, dealing with determining complaints, and Casework Director, dealing with the management of investigations and staff.