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
The Employer and Communications team provides education, training and support for all employers with responsibilities under the LGPS, Police, and Firefighter pension schemes. The team provides presentations to scheme members on a variety of pension topics at the request of the employer. They also oversee all external communication including the Peninsula Pensions website.
Name Title Emma Davies Senior Employer and Communications Officer Mark Griffin Employer and Communications Officer Beverly Clegg Employer and Communications Pensions Assistant Molly Milkins Employer and Communications Pensions Assistant
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 schemes (not including DCC, Police and Fire non-officer schemes, and Plymouth University)
Name Title Chris Collyer Team Manager David Morris Pensions Officer Lee Hopkins Senior Pensions Assistant Rhiannon Whyte Senior Pensions Assistant Nick Jones Senior Pensions Assistant Sian Bond Senior Pensions Assistant Emma Henderson Senior Pensions Assistant Leanne Godfrey Senior Pensions Assistant Jade Blakey Senior Pensions Assistant Pippa Cutler Pensions Assistant Janet Dooley Pensions Assistant
Somerset schemes (not including Police and Fire non-officer schemes) and Devon & Cornwall Police non-officer scheme
Name Title Fiona Samways and Amy Gammon Team Manager Vicki Pritchard Pensions Officer Steph King Senior Pensions Assistant Ben Snowden Senior Pensions Assistant Claire Kissane Senior Pensions Assistant Sarah Addicott Senior Pensions Assistant Helen Nettleton Senior Pensions Assistant William Moore Senior Pensions Assistant Leah Ripley Senior Pensions Assistant Megan Kilbey Pensions Assistant
Devon County Council, Avon & Somerset Police non-officer, Fire non-officer schemes and Plymouth University
Name Title Annette Wass Team Manager Neil Pook Pensions Officer Paul Toogood Senior Pensions Assistant Vicky Shepherd Senior Pensions Assistant Kathryn Towl Senior Pensions Assistant Kim Drew Senior Pensions Assistant Chris Harris Senior Pensions Assistant Michelle Abrahams Senior Pensions Assistant Euan Hartnell Pensions Apprentice
Member Services Support Team
Name Title Vadims Kapkajevs Team Manager Tony Sullivan Pensions Officer
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.
Name Title Lee Jones Team Manager Rob Kean Pensions Officer Joana Osorio Senior Pensions Assistant
First Response Team
Name Title Marcella Parr Team Manager Kalin Lane Pensions Officer Luan Crawford Senior Pensions Assistant Nicky Cobb Senior Pensions Assistant Christine Tucker Senior Pensions Assistant Lucy Owen Senior Pensions Assistant Georgina Bird Senior Pensions Assistant Alice Dennis Pensions Assistant Hollie Norton Pensions Assistant Jamie Wyman Pensions Assistant Alice Andrews 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.
Name Title Emma Sanders Senior Technical and Training Officer Melissa McCarthy Senior Technical and Training Officer Nick Baggot Technical and Training Officer Robert May Team Manager (Projects) Jaki Wilmott Senior Pensions Assistant
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.
Name Title Alexander Thompson Pension Payroll Manager Tegan Stainer Payroll Officer Natalie Boyer Senior Pension Payroll Assistant Chris Samus Pensions Apprentice
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 Richardson Senior Pensions Assistant – Finance Justina Smith Pensions Assistant – 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 Edward Hipkiss Senior Pensions Assistant James Dyche Senior Pensions Assistant Steve Bradford Senior Pensions Assistant Tom Bird Senior Pensions Assistant Sophie Downer Senior Pensions Assistant Daniel Davies Senior Pensions Assistant
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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