LGPS - Local Pension Board

Find out more about the constitution for the Local Pension Board

NEWS - Vacancy for a Scheme Employer Representative

There is currently a vacancy for a scheme employer representative to join the Local Pension Board, and to assist with the delivery of effective and efficient governance of the Oxfordshire Pension Fund.

To apply please complete the expression of interest form (docx format, 14Kb)  by 6 September 2019.

Who sits on the board?

Scheme employer representatives

  • Lisa Hughes, Chief Operating Officer, The River Learning Trust
  • Councillor Bob Johnston, Oxfordshire County Council
  • Vacancy

Scheme member representatives

  • Alistair Bastin, Unison, Oxfordshire County Council
  • Stephen Davis, Unite, Oxford City Council
  • Sarah Pritchard, Brookes University

Independent chairman (non-voting)

  • Mark Spilsbury, Head of Pensions, Gloucestershire LGPS Fund

Frequently asked questions

What does the board do?

The board was established under the requirements of Section 5 of the Public Sector Pensions Act 2013 and regulation 106 of the Local Government Pension Scheme Regulations 2013 (as amended).  Its key role is to provide support and challenge to the Pension Fund Committee in delivering its statutory responsibilities.

For full details of the role, please see the LGPS - Local Pension Board of Oxfordshire Pension Fund Committee Constitution (pdf format, 268Kb)

How to find out what the has the board been doing?

The board publishes an Annual Report 2018/19 (pdf format 141Kb) on its work.

Over its first year the main issues reviewed by the board have been:

  • the continued development of the Brunel Pension Partnership in response to the government’s requirement to enter pooling arrangements for the investment of the fund’s assets
  • progress against the Fund’s Improvement Plan to address issues with the quality of the pension scheme data, and ensure that the Fund meets its statutory responsibilities in terms of the provision of information to scheme members
  • progress against the Fund’s Annual Business Plan, and the management of key risks to the achievement of the Fund’s key objectives.

More information about can be found within the papers and minutes for the board at recent board meetings

How do I register an interest in becoming a board member?

If you are interested in registering an interest in becoming a board member, this document may help answer some of your questions about the role. Prospective Board members frequently asked questions (pdf format, 196Kb).  

There is currently a vacancy for an employer representative - apply before 6 September 2019  

To register an interest in the role, please contact Head of Pensions sean.collins@oxfordshire.gov.uk

What does the pensions regulator do?

The regulator oversees governance and administration of the public sector pension schemes. The code of practice, essential guides and toolkit for scheme managers and pension board members are on the pension regulator website.

How to find out more about the work of the board

For further information on the work of the pension board, please contact the head of Pension Services.