The membership of the Board is designed to include a broad spectrum of scheme stakeholders. Members have been appointed either by appropriate representative bodies or by nomination and election. Please contact the Board member most appropriate to your interests in order to ask questions about the work of the Board or to put forward items for consideration. The Terms of reference of the Board are currently being reviewed and will be publishing here once that process is complete

The membership of the Board is designed to include a broad spectrum of scheme stakeholders. Members have been appointed either by appropriate representative bodies or by nomination and election. Please contact the Board member most appropriate to your interests in order to ask questions about the work of the Board or to put forward items for consideration. The Terms of reference of the Board are currently being reviewed and will be publishing here once that process is complete

Board Chair

Cllr Roger Phillips
Before his appointment as chair Cllr Phillips was vice chair of the Board and also chaired the LGA’s UK wide Local Government Pension Committee. He is a member and former leader (2003-2011) of Herefordshire Council and has been a lead LGA member on workforce and pay negotiations since 2007. He also chaired the LGPS2014 Project Board which brought together employer, employee and government representatives in order to reform the scheme. Cllr Phillips was appointed a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2006.

Cllr Phillips

Board Vice Chair

Jon Richards (UNISON)
Jon Richards is UNISON’s National Secretary for Pensions, Education and Children’s Services and Health and Safety. UNISON is the UK’s main public services union with over 1.25 million members, over half a million of whom are in the LGPS. Jon was involved in setting up the LGPS Board and is now Vice-Chair. He sits on the Department for Education’s Education Forum; on the European Union’s Education Sector Social Dialogue and on the global union Public Service International’s Education Support and Cultural Workers Network. He also represents UNISON on the TUC/Treasury Public Sector Pension Forum, the TUC’s Public Sector Liaison Group, its Education Unions Forum and its Alliance for Science. He previously worked in UNISON’s Health Group. Former employers include the British Association of Occupational Therapists, the London Borough of Camden's HIV Unit and SCPR (now the National Centre for Social Research). Jon was born and bred in Lichfield, Staffordshire. He attended King Edward VI Comprehensive School and then moved to London to read geology at King’s College. .
Jon Richards

Scheme Employers

Cllr Kieran Quinn (Lab)
Cllr Quinn sits on the board representing metropolitan fund authorities. First elected as a Tameside Metropolitan Borough Councillor in 1994 Cllr Quinn was re-elected for a fifth time at the elections on 5 May 2011 and elected as Leader of the Council in 2010. He has been a member of the Greater Manchester Pension Fund Management Panel since 1997 and has served as Chair since 2010. An executive member for the Economic Development and Assets for 10 years Cllr Quinn has a 30 year background in the postal service and the Communication Workers Union, the biggest union for the communications industry in the UK.
Cllr Quinn
Cllr Michael Adam (Con)
Representing the London funds, Cllr Michael Adam is a member of the Hammersmith and Fulham Council Audit, Pension and Standards Committee. He is also a member of the Council's Finance & Delivery Policy & Accountability Committee and the Licensing Committee. In addition, he is a Member of the Metropolitan Police’s Audit Panel and Substitute member of the Investment and Engagement Committee of the Scheme Advisory Board. Professionally, Mike is a Director of New Europe Consulting Limited. He began his career as a graduate trainee at ABN AMRO Bank in London and subsequently worked with Nomura in Hong Kong and Babcock & Brown in London, Luxembourg and Vienna. He holds an MA from Cambridge.
Cllr Adam
Cllr Denise Le Gal (Con)
Cllr Denise Le Gal sits on the board representing English county council fund authorities. Cllr Le Gal is a Surrey County Councillor representing Farnham North Division. She is the Cabinet Member responsible for Business Services and is Chairman of the Surrey Pension Fund Board. Originally from Canada, Denise has a BA from Carleton University. She left Canada in 1985 to complete an MBA at INSEAD and subsequently pursued a career in banking. Currently, Denise is also a Trustee Director of a private sector pension fund board and is a Director of a number of companies and charities.
Cllr LeGal
Cllr Mary Barnett (Lab)
Cllr Mary Barnett sits on the Board representing Welsh fund authorities. Cllr Barnett is the Chair of the Greater Gwent (Torfaen) Pensions Committee and has been a Councillor (Labour) for the Torfaen Unitary Council in South East Wales since 1996. She has been Cabinet Member for Children and Young People and was the Chair of the WJEC Examination Board . She is a former teacher and further education lecturer and through her union was involved in negotiations on pay and conditions of service for lecturing staff at Coleg Gwent and the Prison Education Service in Wales. Mary was trained by the FEFC for inspections of post-16 establishments. Mary is an Independent Member of Careers Wales SE Regional Board. She is currently a member of the LAPFF Executive.
Cllr Barnett 
Emelda Nicholroy (UCEA)
Emelda Nicholroy sits on the Board representing education employers. Emelda is Head of Pensions Policy of the University and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA) and provides advice to institutions on scheme related matters as well as a wide range of general pensions issues such as pensions taxation and auto enrolment. She also represents Higher Education employers on the Teachers’ Pension Scheme Advisory Board and has recently joined the NEST Employers’ Panel. Emelda's background has been in providing technical pensions expertise to employers and trustees of large DB, DC and hybrid pensions arrangements.
Emelda Nicholroy
Cllr John Fuller Councillor Fuller is the Board representative for non-administering authorities. Cllr Fuller is the South Norfolk Council Leader with responsibility for External Affairs, and Chairman of Cabinet. He is a key member of the Greater Norwich Growth Board and the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership. He is part of the LGA General Assembly, the District Councils’ Network Executive, Norfolk Pension Fund and Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association. Cllr Fuller


Cllr Ann McLachlan (Lab)

Cllr Mark Smith (Lab)

Scheme Members

Chris Tansley (UNISON)
A Childrens Social Work Team manager Chris has been a trade union activist for Nalgo and then Unison for 38 years and a National Executive member for 20 years culminating in being President for 2012 - 2013. Chris has been a member of Unison’s National Local Government Executive for about 15 years and was chair for 6 years of that time.As well as currently chairing the East Midlands Regional Joint Council Chris is also the Chair of Unison’s National Social Care forum, the Deputy convenor for Unison in the East Midlands Region, a Trustee for Unison and a member of the TUC General Council and the TUC’s International Aid Board. Chris has been a school governor for the past 20 years for a multi ethnic primary and nursery school in inner city Nottingham.
Chris Tansley
Rehana Azam (GMB) Rehana Azam is head of the GMB Union Public Services Section. Rehana has led many of the GMB Sectors including Higher Education, Further Education, Justice, MOD and more recently the NHS. Rehana was a member of the NHS Pension Scheme Advisory Board. Rehena Azam
Gary Warrick (GMB)
The lay member for the GMB Garry is also a union representative on the South Yorkshire Pensions Authority. 
Garry Warrick
Fiona Farmer (Unite)
Fiona is the Unite national officer for local government.  
Fiona Farmer
Dick Banks (Unite)
Dick is the lay representative for Unite.
Dick Banks 

Non voting members

The Board has appointed the following three non voting members.

Naomi Cooke
Naomi is the Assistant General Secretary of the FDA, the union for senior civil servants where she leads on pay, pensions and central civil service negotiations. Previously Naomi was the National Pensions Officer for GMB and worked on the development of the LGPS 2014, LGPS 2008 and the removal of the Rule of 85. She is one of the founding members of the Member Panel of NEST (the National Employment Savings Trust) and previously worked on the review of the EU IORP Directive as the nominee from the European TUC.
Naomi Cooke

Duncan Whitfield
Duncan is the Strategic Director of Finance And Governance at the London Borough of Southwark, one of the largest of London’s Councils. He was previously President of the Society of London Treasurers and is currently the President of the Association of Local Authorities Treasurers Society (ALATS). He is a qualified CIPFA accountant who has worked in local government in London since 1980 following a short spell in the private sector. 
Duncan has extensive experience of managing the finances of large London authorities. He has worked with the private sector on procurement, contracting and in sourcing. He has also played key roles in delivering service and regeneration agreements, including waste management and social care and development agreements for major housing and regeneration projects.

Duncan Whitfield

Nicola Mark
Nicola, Head of the Norfolk Pension Fund since 2001, is the elected Practitioner representative on the Scheme Advisory Board, having previously served in the same role in the Shadow Scheme Advisory Board. Nicola sits on the CIPFA Pensions Panel and the PLSA Defined Benefit Council and Local Authority Sub Committee, and also Chairs the National LGPS Frameworks project, a collaboration of LGPS Funds working to deliver benefits across the LGPS. Over the years Nicola has contributed to a number of working parties, including the Myners review and Lord Hutton’s Independent Public Service Pensions Commission. Nicola was awarded an MBE for services to local government in 2015.

Nicola Mark


Colin Wilson
Colin Wilson is the Deputy Government Actuary. Prior to joining GAD in 2009 Colin was a senior consultant at specialist risk consultancy Barrie & Hibbert, and previously Director of Quantitative Research within the portfolio management group at Prudential M&G. He is a former chairman of the UK Actuarial Profession’s finance, investment and risk management board.

Colin Wilson

Joe Dabrowski
Joe joined the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) in February 2016. Joe leads the Governance and Investment team with responsibility for policy areas including defined benefit provision, pension scheme governance and institutional investment issues.
Before joining the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association, Joe spent nine years at the Pension Protection Fund, where his last role was Head of Chief Executive’s Office. Earlier in his career he worked in policy and operational roles within central Government, including the Home Office and Defra. Joe has a BA in English and American Literature from Warwick University.

Joe Dabrowski

Gary Delderfield
"A leading authority on local government pensions." - Legal 500. Gary is a nationally recognised expert in the area of public sector pension law advising clients on issues across the local government, central government, education, health and voluntary sectors. Gary is client partner to a number of large LGPS administering authorities and has vast experience advising across a wide range of LGPS issues. He also advises on other public sector pension schemes and understands the political context in which the schemes operate. Gary is currently involved in advising on a number of LGPS pooling projects. Gary is a regular speaker on LGPS issues and a member of the Association of Pension Lawyers’ Public Sector Committee.

Gary Delderfield


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