The Local Government Pension Scheme – Employer

Our Team

Team details

Strategic Management Team

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).

NameTitle
Dan HarrisHead of Peninsula Pensions
Shirley CuthbertEmployer & Communication Manager
Rachel LambTechnical & Compliance Manager
Natalie TaylorMember Services Manager

Senior Managers

We have two senior managers. Their work is integral to the smooth running of the team but is generally not public facing.

Mike GermonTechnical Manager
Viv RayProject Manager

Benefits Teams

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.

Devon schemes (not including DCC, Police & Fire non-officer schemes, and Plymouth University

NameTitle
Chris CollyerTeam Manager
Tony SullivanSenior Pensions Officer
Vicky ShepherdSenior Pensions Assistant
Nick JonesSenior Pensions Assistant
Ben SnowdenSenior Pensions Assistant
David MorrisSenior Pensions Assistant
Emma HendersonSenior Pensions Assistant
Pippa CutlerPensions Assistant

Somerset schemes (not including Police & Fire non-officer schemes)

NameTitle
Annette WassTeam Manager
Neil Pook Senior Pensions Officer
Kalin LaneSenior Pensions Assistant
Paul ToogoodSenior Pensions Assistant
Lee HopkinsSenior Pensions Assistant
Sarah AddicottSenior Pensions Assistant
Kathryn TowlSenior Pensions Assistant
David GrahamPensions Assistant

Devon County Council, Police & Fire non-officer schemes, and Plymouth University

NameTitle
Fiona SamwaysTeam Manager
Lee JonesSenior Pensions Officer
Claire KissaneSenior Pensions Assistant
Nicky CobbSenior Pensions Assistant
Vicki PritchardSenior Pensions Assistant
Steph KingSenior Pensions Assistant
Chris HarrisSenior Pensions Assistant
Helen NettletonSenior Pensions Assistant

 

Police and Fire Team

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 & 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.

NameTitle
Robert MayTeam Manager
Rob KeaneSenior Pensions Assistant
Liz MillsSenior Pensions Assistant

First Response Team

First Response Team

NameTitle
Marcella ParrTeam Manager
Nikki HillSenior Pensions Assistant
Sian BondSenior Pensions Assistant
Adam AngeloniSenior Pensions Assistant
Lyn MoorePensions Assistant
Katie WarrenPensions Assistant
Matt LawlessPensions Assistant

Employer and Communications Team

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.

NameTitle
Emma DaviesSenior Employer & Communication Officer
Mark GriffinEmployer & Communication Officer

Technical and Training Team

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.

NameTitle
Emma SandersSenior Technical and Training Officer
Melissa Miggin Senior Technical and Training Officer
Nick Baggott Technical and Training Officer

Pensioner Payroll Team

Pensioner Payroll Team 

The Pensioner and Payroll team manages payrolls on behalf of the Local Government, Police & Fire Pension Schemes administered by Peninsula Pensions.

NameTitle
Alexander Thompson Pensioner Payroll Team Manager
Tegan StainerSenior Pensions Officer
Jane Randle Senior Pensions Assistant

Finance Team

Finance Team

The Finance team manages the payroll and payments coming into the Devon Pension Fund and ensures coding is correct for all schemes on our payment system.

NameTitle
Michelle Jackson Finance Officer
Jane Richardson Senior Pensions Assistant
Justina Smith Pensions Assistant

Systems and Development Team

Systems and Development Team

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.

NameTitle
Jane Aplin Systems and Development Manager
Richard Tuck Systems and Development Officer
Edward HipkissSenior Pensions Assistant
James DycheSenior Pensions Assistant
Steve Bradford Senior Pensions Assistant
Tom Bird Senior Pensions Assistant
Sophie Downer Senior Pensions Assistant
Yemi Thomas Pensions Assistant

 

Investment Team

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 responsiblity of the Investment Management Team.

Devon Investment Team 

NameTitle

Telephone

Mark GaylerInvestment Issues

01392 383891

Martyn WilliamsActuarial Issues

01392 382993

Gary Bidder

Monthly Contribution Queries

01392 383363

Somerset Investment Team 

NameTitle

Telephone

Anton SweetFunds and Investment Manager

01823 359584

For more information on the Somerset investments please click here.