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.

Terms of reference of the Board (pdf, 8 pages, 123kb)

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.

Terms of reference of the Board (pdf, 8 pages, 123kb)

Chair of the Board

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

Vice Chair of the Board

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 Ian Brookfield
Ian is the Leader of the City of Wolverhampton Council and the Wolverhampton Labour Group. As Leader Ian is also the Chair of the Cabinet, the decision making body at the Council. Councillor Brookfield is also Chair of the West Midlands Pension Fund and LGPS Central Joint Committee.
Cllr Ian Brookfield
Cllr Yvonne Johnson
Cllr Johnson is a member of the Cabinet of the London Borough of Ealing as well as being chair of the Pension Fund Panel.
Cllr Yvonne Johnson
Nominations are currently awaited for a councillor to represent Shire Counties on the Board. This vacancy came about as a result of Denise Le Gal stepping down from the Board following the May 2019 local elections.
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 OBE
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.  He was appointed an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2019.
Cllr Fuller
Cllr Clive Lloyd
Cllr Lloyd sits on the Board representing Welsh Pension Funds. He is Deputy Leader of Swansea Council with Cabinet responsibilities for Service Transformation and Business Operations.
He is Chair of the City and County of Swansea Pension Fund and a member of the Joint Governance Committee of the Wales Pension Partnership which deals with pooling arrangements for Wales pension funds.
He is also a Council Member of the Welsh Local Government Association and Vice-Chair Wales of Association of Public Service Excellence (APSE).
Cllr Clive Lloyd

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
George Georgiou (GMB)
George has worked in the Trade Union Movement for over 30 years. Commencing in the RMT (then NUR) as an Industrial Relations Officer before moving to the Royal College of Midwives in 2003 as an Employment Relations Adviser where he gained a specialist knowledge of Pay and Pensions in the NHS and assisted in the transfer to the 2008 and 2015 schemes. He then spent 5 years at the BMA and HCSA utilising his knowledge and gaining a greater understanding of practitioner schemes. In late 2016 he joined the GMB as a National Pensions Organiser and now specialises in Public Sector Pensions including the NHS, Civil Service and Local Government Pension Schemes.
George Georgiou
Garry Warwick (GMB)
The lay member for the GMB Garry is also a union representative on the South Yorkshire Pensions Authority. 
Garry Warrick
Jim Kennedy (Unite)
Jim Kennedy is the National Officer – Local Authorities for Unite the Union, the UK’s largest trade union.
Jim is also a political activist and serves as a member of the UK Labour Party National Executive Committee, in 2015/16 Jim held the position of Chair of the UK Labour Party. Amongst many political commitments he currently chair of the Labour Party’s Organisation Committee that deals with constitutional issues and chairs’ the Labour Party Policy Commission on the future of Housing, Transport and Local Government.
Educated at a state comprehensive he returned to fulltime education later in life and studied at Ruskin College, Oxford and Brunel University. Jim holds a MSc in Human Resource Management and Employment Law.
A proud Londoner he is an avid supporter of Chelsea Football Club.
Jim Kennedy
Dick Banks (Unite)
Dick is the lay representative for Unite.
Dick Banks 

Non Voting

The Board has appointed the following three non voting members.

Nick Kirby
- awaiting biography and photograph
Nick Kirby
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 MBE [email protected]
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