The Technical Manager’s work supports the Strategic Management Team and is integral to the smooth running of Peninsula Pensions.
Name Title Mike Germon Technical Manager
Employer and Communications Team
Emma Davies Employer and Communications Team Manager Mark Griffin Employer Communications and Training Officer Kathryn Towl Pensions Technician – Employer and Communications Beverly Clegg Pensions Administrator – Employer and Communications Ben Waller Pensions Administrator – Employer and Communications
Member Services Teams
The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) Member Services Teams are grouped into employer teams who are responsible for the majority of work performed on behalf of current, deferred and prospective members of the scheme. The work ranges from general administration (such as address/name changes, requests for scheme literature, and transfer requests to previous employers) to the actual calculations and payment of retirement benefits.
Devon LGPS Fund employers (not including DCC, DCC paid academies, Plymouth City Council, Torbay Council and Police and Fire schemes)
Name Title Chris Collyer Team Manager Ben Snowden Senior Pensions Technician Rhiannon Whyte Pensions Technician Nick Jones Pensions Technician Chris Harris Pensions Technician Paul Toogood Pensions Technician Megan Kilbey Pensions Technician Mattie Gravett Pensions Administrator
Somerset County Council (SCC), SCC paid employers, West Somerset and Taunton Deane Council, Mendip District Council, Sedgemoor District Council and South Somerset District Council.
Name Title Amy Gammon Team Manager Vicki Pritchard Senior Pensions Technician Lee Hopkins Pensions Technician Kim Drew Pensions Technician Leanne Godfrey Pensions Technician Nicky Cobb Pensions Technician Pippa Cutler Pensions Administrator
Plymouth City Council, Police and Fire LGPS employers, Somerset employers (except SCC and SCC paid employers, Somerset District and Borough Councils)
Name Title Fiona Samways Team Manager Neil Pook Senior Pensions Technician Vicky Shepherd Pensions Technician William Moore Pensions Technician Jade Blakey Pensions Technician Alec White Pensions Technician Fred Atkinson Pensions Administrator
Devon County Council (DCC), DCC paid academies and Torbay Council
Name Title Marcella Parr Team Manager Claire Kissane Senior Pensions Technician Steph King Pensions Technician Helen Nettelton Pensions Technician Lucy Owen Pensions Technician Christine Tucker Pensions Technician Edita Jefferson Pensions Technician Luan Crawford Pensions Technician Sarah Addicott Pensions Technician Amy Griffin Pensions Administrator
Member Services Project and Support Team
Name Title Annette Wass Team Manager Tony Sullivan Senior Pensions Technician Emma Henderson Pensions Technician Becky Whatley Pensions Technician Michelle Abrahams Pensions Technician Gordon Turner Pensions Technician Taylor Sheahan Pensions Technician Kye Fitton-Sherrard Pensions Administrator
Police and Fire Team
The Police and Fire Team is responsible for the majority of work performed on behalf of current, deferred and prospective members of the Police and Fire Pension schemes we administer. The work ranges from general administration (such as address or name changes, requests for scheme literature, and transfer requests to previous employers) to the actual calculations and payment of retirement benefits.
David Morris Team Manager Rob Kean Senior Pensions Technician Rebecca Dyball Pensions Technician
First Response Team
Kalin Lane Team Manager Alice Dennis Pensions Technician Hollie Norton Pensions Technician Ollie Blackmore Pensions Administrator Niall Burland Pensions Administrator Charlie Davies Pensions Administrator Jolie Sellek Pensions Administrator Paige Maddox Pensions Apprentice
Technical and Training Team
The Technical and Training team provides the technical advice and training to Peninsula Pensions staff. They manage all procedures and yearly projects such as Annual Allowance. They also deliver presentations to scheme members on specific LGPS topics as required.
Emma Sanders Senior Technical and Training Officer Melissa McCarthy Senior Technical and Training Officer Robert May Team Manager (Projects) Nick Baggot Technical and Training Officer Joana Osorio Pensions Technician
Pensioner Payroll Team
The Pensioner and Payroll team manages payrolls on behalf of the Local Government, Police and Fire Pension Schemes administered by Peninsula Pensions.
Vadims Kapkajevs Pension Payroll Manager Tegan Stainer Payroll Officer Natalie Boyer Pensions Technician Leah Ripley Pensions Technician Connor Northway Pensions Apprentice VACANCY Pensions Technician
The Finance team is responsible for the producing and monitoring the Pension Admin Budget and closure of its accounts, debt recovery, payment of invoices, allocation of bank payments, financial coding structure and reconciliation of payroll and other financial requirements.
Name Title Michelle Jackson Finance Manager Jane Bridle Pensions Technician – Finance Justina Smith Pensions Administrator – Finance
Systems Development Team
The Systems Development Team manages the pension database and Member Self-Service area for Peninsula Pensions. They update systems and run reports as required by employers, pension fund accounts, and actuaries.
Name Title Jane Aplin Systems and Development Manager Richard Tuck Systems and Development Officer Sophie Downer Systems and Development Officer James Dyche Pensions Technician Steve Bradford Pensions Technician Tom Bird Pensions Technician Edward Hipkiss Pensions Technician
Each LGPS administering authority pays its benefits from a dedicated pension fund. Both the scheme member and their employer pay into this fund in order to provide retirement benefits for the member once they reach retirement age, or earlier if the situation demands. The contributions paid into the scheme are invested in a variety of bonds and shares and this is the responsibility of the Investment Management Team.
Devon Investment Team
Name Title Phone no. Mark Gayler Investment Issues 01392 383621 Charlotte Thompson Actuarial Issues 01392 381933 Gary Bidder Monthly Contribution Queries 01392 383363
Somerset Investment Team
Name Title Phone no. Anton Sweet Funds and Investment Manager 01823 359584
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