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Warwickshire Pension Board

Warwickshire Pension Board

In accordance with the Public Service Pensions Act 2013, a Pensions Board was established from 1 April 2015.  The Pensions Board has responsibility for assisting Warwickshire Pension Fund as the Funds Scheme Manager in relation to the following matters:

Securing compliance with the scheme regulations and other legislation relating to the governance and administration of the scheme and any statutory pension scheme that is connected with it

Securing compliance with requirements imposed in relation to the scheme and any connected scheme by the Pensions Regulator

Such other matters as the scheme regulations may specify.

The Terms of Reference of the Pensions Board specifies the role of the Pension Board including the number of scheme member and employer representatives required to be members of the Board, and the frequency and format of the meetings.

What does the Pension Board do?

The Local Pension Board will be responsible for assisting Warwickshire Pension Fund, who is the Scheme Manager, to secure compliance with:

The scheme regulations and other legislation relating to the governance and administration of the scheme and any statutory pension scheme that is connected with it

Requirements imposed in relation to the scheme and any connected scheme by the Pensions Regulator

Any other such other matters as the scheme regulations may specify.

The Pensions Board is an oversight body and does not have decision making powers. The Pensions Board does not replace existing governance arrangements in place in the Warwickshire Pension Fund in respect of the administration of the Local Government Pension Scheme.

How is the Pension Board set up?

The Pension Board consists of six voting members and is constituted as follows:

Three employer representatives

Three scheme member representatives.

Employer representatives sitting on the Pensions Board must be office holders or senior employees of employers in the Fund or, have experience of representing scheme employers in a similar capacity.

Employer representatives can also include elected members however, no officer or elected member of the Administering Authority who is responsible for the discharge of any function of the Administering Authority under the LGPS Regulations, may serve as a member of the Pension Board. All employer representatives must have the capacity to represent Pension Fund employers.

Scheme member representatives should be scheme members of the Warwickshire Pension Fund and have the capacity to represent scheme members of the Fund. There should be an equal number of Scheme member and Employer Representatives.

An independent member and any substitute members may also be included in the composition of the Pension Board. Substitute members for Employer and Scheme Member representatives will have voting rights but an independent member or any other members appointed to the Pension Board do not have voting rights on the Pension Board.

Who are the current Pension Board members?

The following members were appointed to sit on the Pensions Board:

Member Representatives

Vacancy –
Alan Kidner – alankidner.warksLGPS@virginmedia.com 
Dave Parsons - daveparsons@pensionboard.warwickshire.gov.uk

Employer Representatives

Parminder Singh Birdi - parmindersinghbirdi@warwickshire.gov.uk 
David Buckland - david.buckland@stratford-dc.gov.uk 
Keith Francis – keithf50b@gmail.com

When does the Pension Board meet?

The Pension Board meet approximately 2/3 times a year

Agendas, meetings, presentations and reports

You may also be interested in

Terms of Reference 
LGPS Governance Regulations
LGPS Advisory Board Website
The Pensions Regulator Code of Practice