Chris Hitchen is the chief executive of the Railways Pension Trustee Company and its operating company RPMI Ltd, which runs the industry-wide pension arrangement for the UK’s railways. This covers 350,000 people and around 100 employer groups. The scheme has assets of £20 billion and Chris is also a director of the group’s FSA-authorised investment subsidiary Railpen Investments. Before joining the rail scheme as chief investment officer in 1998, he worked for 12 years as an investment consultant and actuary to a number of UK pension plans. Chris is a past chair of the National Association of Pension Funds (‘NAPF’) and director of the Pensions Quality Mark, an initiative to give recognition to good defined contribution pension provision. Chris is also a past chair of both the NAPF Investment Council and the Institutional Shareholders Committee.