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Tel: 01392 383000
(please state the name of the person you wish to speak to as per list below).
Visit: Peninsula Pensions working hours (open to the public)
Monday to Thursday: 9am – 5pm Friday: 9am – 4.30pm
Great Moor House
Sowton Industrial Estate
Staff Contact Details – Senior Officers
Senior officers are responsible for overseeing the everyday running of the pension section. The majority of their work concerns employer / senior management liaison and office procedural compliance, although some public-facing work is carried out (specialist / obscure queries and the complaints procedure being good examples).
|Charlotte Thompson||Head of Peninsula Pensions|
|Shirley Cuthbert||Deputy Head (Benefits)|
|Rachel Lamb||Deputy Head (Technical)|
|Mike Germon||Technical Manager|
|Viv Ray||Project Manager|
|Natalie Taylor||Pension Benefit Manager|
The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) Benefit teams are responsible for the majority of work performed on behalf of current, deferred and prospective members of the pension scheme. The work ranges from general administration (address / name changes, requests for scheme literature, transfer requests to previous employers) to the actual calculations and payment of retirement benefits.
|Mark Griffin||Team Manager||A-Dom|
|Neil Pook||Pensions Officer||A-Dom|
|James Dyche||Snr Pensions Assistant||A-Dom|
|Kalin Lane||Snr Pensions Assistant||A-Dom|
|Nick Jones||Snr Pensions Assistant||A-Dom|
|David Graham||Pensions Assistant||A-Dom|
|Amy Gammon||Team Manager||Don-Kik|
|Chris Collyer||Pensions Officer||Don-Kik|
|Tom Bird||Senior Pensions Assistant||Don-Kik|
|Sian Bond||Senior Pensions Assistant||Don-Kik|
|Tania Wallis/Stephanie King||Senior Pensions Assistant||Don-Kik|
|Stuart Dapp||Pensions Assistant||Don-Kik|
|Fiona Samways / Marcella Parr||Team Manager||Kil-Robe|
|Nick Baggot||Pensions Officer||Kil-Robe|
|David Morris||Snr Pensions Assistant||Kil-Robe|
|Claire Kissane||Snr Pensions Assistant||Kil-Robe|
|Nicky Cobb||Snr Pensions Assistant||Kil-Robe|
|Pippa Cutler/Emma Henderson||Pensions Assistant||Kil-Robe|
|Emma Sanders||Team Manager||Robi-Z|
|Lee Jones||Pensions Officer||Robi-Z|
|Paul Toogood||Snr Pensions Assistant||Robi-Z|
|Lee Hopkins||Snr Pensions Assistant||Robi-Z|
|Vicky Shepherd||Snr Pensions Assistant||Robi-Z|
|Lee Hopkins||Snr Pensions Assistant||Robi-Z|
|Ben Snowden||Pensions Assistant||Robi-Z|
This team performs the same duties for police officers and firefighters that the LGPS Benefit teams provide for local government (and police/fire civilian) employees. The Police and Firefighter Pension Schemes are totally independent of each other and the LGPS.
Phone: option 2
|Robert May||Team Manager|
|Rob Kean||Senior Pensions Assistant|
|Elizabeth Mills||Senior Pensions Assistant|
This team is responsible for reconciliation of bank accounts, budget preparation / monitoring, debtor / creditor management and finance liaison within Devon County Council and with external agencies and bodies.
|Michelle Jackson||Finance Officer|
|Jane Richardson||Senior Finance Assistant|
|Justina Smith||Finance Assistant|
This team is responsible for, amongst other things; sorting incoming / outgoing post, dealing with deliveries and visitors to the office and scanning all paperwork for the office imaging / tasking system.
|Katie Warren||Pensions Assistant|
|Lyn Moore||Pensions Assistant|
|Becki Williams||Pensions Assistant|
|Matt Lawless||Pensions Assistant|
The Employer Liaison / Technical & Divorce team provides communications and support to the various employing authorities of the pension fund, along with all benefit calculations and administration relating to divorce cases, re-employed pensioners and child benefits.
|Sarah Addicott||Senior Pensions Assistant|
|Chris Harris||Senior Pensions Assistant|
|Kathryn Towl||Pensions Assistant|
The Additional Benefits team is responsible for all AVC and Added Years applications and administration. Queries regarding the purchase of additional service (i.e. in addition to the standard rate of contribution all members pay) should be addressed to this team.
|Annette Wass||Team Manager|
|Helen Nettelton||Senior Pensions Assistant|
|Sarah Turner||Pensions Assistant|
The Pension Payments team is responsible for all aspects of work related to the payment and administration of the monthly pensioner payroll for pensioners of the Devon Pension Fund. Responsibilities include maintaining accurate pensioner records (such as bank account / tax-code / address changes ), liaising with the tax office and other government bodies, and locating and repaying wayward payments.
|Xander Thompson||Team Manager|
|Jane Randle||Senior Pensions Payroll Assistant|
|John Fowler||Senior Pensions Payroll Assistant|
|Rob Oswick||Pension Payroll Assistant|
The Systems Development team is responsible for general systems support and maintenance, end-of-year reconciliations, contribution postings, website administration, managerial/project support and member communications (including the production of Annual Benefit Statements).
|Jane Aplin||Systems Development Officer|
|Richard Tuck||Senior Systems Officer|
|Edward Hipkiss||Senior Systems Team Assistant|
|Steve Bradford||Senior Systems Team Assistant|
|Currently vacant||Senior Systems Team Assistant|
|Yemi Thomas||Systems Team 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 responsiblity of the investment management team.
Devon Investment Team Contacts
|Mark Gayler||Investment Issues|
|Martyn Williams||Actuarial Issues|
|Monthly Contribution Queries|
|Anton Sweet||Funds and Investment Manager|
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