The Strategic Management Team is responsible for overseeing the everyday running of Peninsula Pensions. The majority of the Strategic Management Team members’ work concerns employer and senior management liaison and office procedural compliance, although some public-facing work is carried out (such as specialist or obscure queries and the complaints procedure).
|Dan Harris||Head of Peninsula Pensions|
|Shirley Cuthbert||Employer & Communication Manager|
|Rachel Lamb||Technical & Compliance Manager|
|Natalie Taylor||Member Services Manager|
We have two senior managers. Their work is integral to the smooth running of the team but is generally not public facing.
|Mike Germon||Technical Manager|
The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) Benefit 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.
|Chris Collyer||Team Manager|
|Tony Sullivan||Senior Pensions Officer|
|Lee Hopkins||Senior Pensions Assistant|
|Rhiannon Whyte||Senior Pensions Assistant|
|Nick Jones||Senior Pensions Assistant|
|David Morris||Senior Pensions Assistant|
|Emma Henderson||Senior Pensions Assistant|
|Leanne Godfrey||Senior Pensions Assistant|
|Pippa Cutler||Pensions Assistant|
|Fiona Samways and Amy Gammon||Team Manager|
|Lee Jones||Senior Pensions Officer|
|Paul Toogood||Senior Pensions Assistant|
|Ben Snowden||Senior Pensions Assistant|
|Sarah Addicott||Senior Pensions Assistant|
|Kathryn Towl||Senior Pensions Assistant|
|Sian Bond||Senior Pensions Assistant|
|Claire Kissane||Senior Pensions Assistant|
|David Graham||Pensions Assistant|
|Annette Wass||Team Manager|
|Neil Pook||Senior Pensions Officer|
|Vicky Shepherd||Senior Pensions Assistant|
|Nicky Cobb||Senior Pensions Assistant|
|Steph King||Senior Pensions Assistant|
|Chris Harris||Senior Pensions Assistant|
|Michelle Abrahams||Senior Pensions Assistant|
|Helen Nettleton||Senior Pensions Assistant|
|Kim Drew||Pensions Assistant|
The Police and Fire team is responsible for the majority of work performed on behalf of current, deferred and prospective members of the Police & Fire Pension schemes we administer. 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.
|Robert May||Team Manager|
|Rob Keane||Senior Pensions Assistant|
|Liz Mills||Senior Pensions Assistant|
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.
|Emma Davies||Senior Employer & Communication Officer|
|Mark Griffin||Employer & Communication Officer|
|Beverley McCarthy||Pensions Assistant|
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 Miggin||Senior Technical and Training Officer|
|Nick Baggott||Technical and Training Officer|
The Pensioner and Payroll team manages payrolls on behalf of the Local Government, Police & Fire Pension Schemes administered by Peninsula Pensions.
|Alexander Thompson||Pensioner Payroll Team Manager|
|Tegan Stainer||Senior Pensions Officer|
|Jane Randle||Senior Pensions Assistant|
The Systems and 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.
|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|
|Yemi Thomas||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 responsiblity of the Investment Management Team.
|Mark Gayler||Investment Issues|
|Martyn Williams||Actuarial Issues|
|Monthly Contribution Queries|
|Anton Sweet||Funds and Investment Manager|
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