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  • Technical Manager

    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 DaviesEmployer and Communications Team Manager
    Mark GriffinEmployer Communications and Training Officer
    Kathryn TowlPensions Technician – Employer and Communications
    Beverly CleggPensions Administrator – Employer and Communications
    Ben WallerPensions 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)

    Chris CollyerTeam Manager
    Ben SnowdenSenior Pensions Technician
    Rhiannon WhytePensions Technician
    Nick JonesPensions Technician
    Chris HarrisPensions Technician
    Paul ToogoodPensions Technician
    Megan KilbeyPensions Technician
    Mattie GravettPensions 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.    

    Amy GammonTeam Manager
    Vicki PritchardSenior Pensions Technician
    Lee HopkinsPensions Technician
    Kim DrewPensions Technician
    Leanne GodfreyPensions Technician
    Nicky CobbPensions Technician
    Pippa CutlerPensions Administrator

    Plymouth City Council, Police and Fire LGPS employers, Somerset employers (except SCC and SCC paid employers, Somerset District and Borough Councils) 

    Fiona SamwaysTeam Manager
    Neil PookSenior Pensions Technician
    Vicky ShepherdPensions Technician
    William MoorePensions Technician
    Jade BlakeyPensions Technician
    Alec WhitePensions Technician
    Fred AtkinsonPensions Administrator

    Devon County Council (DCC), DCC paid academies and Torbay Council

    Marcella ParrTeam Manager
    Claire KissaneSenior Pensions Technician
    Steph KingPensions Technician
    Helen NetteltonPensions Technician
    Lucy OwenPensions Technician
    Christine TuckerPensions Technician
    Edita JeffersonPensions Technician
    Luan CrawfordPensions Technician
    Sarah AddicottPensions Technician
    Amy GriffinPensions Administrator

    Member Services Project and Support Team

    Annette WassTeam Manager
    Tony SullivanSenior Pensions Technician
    Emma HendersonPensions Technician
    Becky WhatleyPensions Technician
    Michelle AbrahamsPensions Technician
    Gordon TurnerPensions Technician
    Taylor SheahanPensions Technician
    Kye Fitton-SherrardPensions 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 KeanSenior Pensions Technician
    Rebecca Dyball Pensions Technician
  • First Response Team
    Kalin LaneTeam Manager
    Alice DennisPensions Technician
    Hollie NortonPensions Technician
    Ollie BlackmorePensions Administrator
    Niall BurlandPensions Administrator
    Charlie DaviesPensions Administrator
    Jolie SellekPensions Administrator
    Paige MaddoxPensions 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 MayTeam Manager (Projects)
    Nick BaggotTechnical and Training Officer
    Joana OsorioPensions 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 KapkajevsPension Payroll Manager
    Tegan StainerPayroll Officer
    Natalie BoyerPensions Technician
    Leah RipleyPensions Technician
    Connor NorthwayPensions Apprentice
    VACANCYPensions Technician
  • Finance Team

    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
  • Investment Team

    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

    More information on Somerset investments

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