Local Pension Board

The Local Pension Board helps ensure that the Fund is managed and administered effectively and efficiently and complies with the code of practice on the governance and administration of local government pension schemes issued by the Pension Regulator and with due regard to guidance issued by government, The Pensions Regulator and the LGPS Advisory Board.

The function of the Board as defined by sections 5 (1) and (2) of the Public Service Pensions Act 2013 is to assist the Scheme Manager;

  • to secure compliance with the LGPS regulations and any other legislation relating to the governance and administration of the LGPS;
  • to secure compliance with requirements imposed in relation to the LGPS by the Pensions Regulator;
  • in such other matters as the LGPS regulations may specify;
  • to secure the effective and efficient governance and administration of the LGPS for the DCPF; and
  • to provide the Scheme Manager with such information as it requires to ensure that any member of the Local Pension Board or person to be appointed to the Local Pension Board does not have a conflict of interest.

The Local Pension Board consists of 4 member representatives and 4 employer representatives and meets 4 times a year.

Current board members:

Paul Kent (Chairman) - Member Representative (Retired Scheme Member)           

Adam Richens (Vice-Chairman) - Employer Representative (BCP Council)  

Cllr David Shortell - Employer Representative (Dorset Council)    

Mary O’Sullivan - Employer Representative (Arts University Bournemouth)             

Julie Strange - Employer Representative (Dorset Police) 

Jeff Morley - Member Representative (Unison)            

James Stevens - Member Representative

John Jones – Member Representative (Retired Scheme Member)

Meeting dates:

26 March 2020 (cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions)
9 July 2020 - AgendaMinutes 
24 September 2020 - Agenda - Minutes 
10 December 2020 - Agenda - Minutes  
18 March 2021 - Agenda - Minutes
24 June 2021 - Agenda - Minutes
28 September 2021
9 December 2021

Details of previous agendas and minutes can be found in the Archive section on the Forms and Publications page

Related Documents

Terms of Reference

Local Pension Board Training Policy

Local Pension Board Conflicts of Interest Policy

Employer Support and Member Communications - March 2021

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