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LGPS - Local Pension Board

Find out more about the constitution for the Pension Board

Who sits on the board?

Scheme Employer Representatives

  • Vacancy
  • Cllr Bob Johnston, Oxfordshire County Council
  • David Locke, Chief Operating Officer & Finance Director, The Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust

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

What is the role of the board?

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)

What has the board been doing?

The Board publishes an annual report on its work.

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

  • the 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
  • the development of the Fund’s risk management arrangements and a redesign of the Fund’s risk register
  • concerns in respect of employer management and the management of scheme member data.

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

News: The Oxfordshire Local Pension Board has a vacancy for a scheme employer representative.

We currently have a vacancy to the Board for an individual who can represent scheme employers.

This document may help answer some of your questions about the role.

The Pensions Regulator

From 1 April 2015 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 their website

Contact us

For further information on the work of the Pension Board, please contact Sean Collins, Service Manager (Pensions) at sean.collins@oxfordshire.gov.uk

Last reviewed
04 July 2017
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