Local Government Pension Scheme Advisory Board: Public Appointments

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 17th November 2015.

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Photo of Baroness Janke Baroness Janke Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what process they followed in making appointments to the Local Government Pension Scheme Advisory Board.

Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

The Secretary of State is responsible for appointing members to the local government pension scheme’s advisory board. No more than 12 members in total may be appointed, divided equally between members representing scheme members and scheme employers in England and Wales.

The list of appointments made by the Secretary of State is shown below. The appointments were made on the basis of nominations submitted by the Local Government Association on behalf of local authority employers and the three major local government trade unions. The 12 appointments shown below replaced the members of a shadow scheme advisory board established in July 2013.

Local authority employer representatives

Councillor Roger Phillips (Herefordshire County Council representing non-local authority employers)

Emelda Nicholroy (Universities and Colleges Employers Association representing education employers).

Councillor Michael Adams (London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham representing London councils).

Councillor Keiran Quinn (Greater Manchester Pension Fund representing Metropolitan authorities)

Councillor Denise Le Gal (Surrey County Council representing English local authorities)

Councillor Mary Barnett (Torfaen Pension Fund representing Welsh local authorities)

Scheme member representatives

Jon Richards - UNISON

Chris Tansley – UNISON

Brian Strutton - GMB

Gary Warwick - GMB

Fiona Farmer - UNITE

Dick Banks - UNITE

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