Last updated:
4 August 2017

Pension Advisory Board

Information about the Pension Advisory Board, and access to meeting dates, locations, agendas and minutes.

1 What the Board does

The role of the Board is to help West Sussex County Council (WSCC), as West Sussex Pension Fund Scheme manager, ensure that the scheme complies with legislative requirements and any requirements of the Pensions Regulator. This includes the Code of Practice on the governance and administration of public service pension schemes issued by the Pensions Regulator. 

The Pension Advisory Board is accountable to the Pensions Regulator, National Scheme Advisory Board (NSAB) and Scheme Manager. The NSAB will advise the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and WSCC.

The Pensions Regulator will report to the DCLG but will also be a point of escalation for whistle-blowing or similar issues (supplementary to WSCC's own whistle blowing policy and anti-fraud and corruption policy). 

The principal functions of the Pension Advisory Board include:

  • seeking assurance that due process is followed with regard to Pensions Panel decisions
  • considering the integrity and soundness of Pensions Panel decision-making processes
  • seeking assurance that administration performance is in compliance with the Administration Strategy
  • considering the effectiveness of communication with employers and members, including the Communication Strategy
  • considering and commenting on internal audit recommendations
  • consideration of external auditor reports.

Any complaint or allegation of breach of due process brought to the attention of the Pension Advisory Board shall be dealt with in accordance with the Code of Practice as published by the Pensions Regulator.

3 Meeting dates and locations

  • 2 March 2017
  • 26 April 2017 - cancelled
  • 5 July 2017
  • 29 November 2017
  • 1 March 2018

Start time - 9.30am (unless otherwise stated)
Location - County Hall, Chichester

4 Board members

Independent Chairman (does not vote)

Peter Scales (Senior Adviser, AllenbridgeEpic Investment Advisers; Chief Executive of the London Pensions Fund Authority, 1990-2006, and currently an independent adviser on governance to Local Government Pension Scheme and corporate pension funds)

Employer representatives 

  • Richard Cohen (Governor, Worthing High School)
  • Kim Martin (Chichester City Council)

Scheme member representatives 

  • Andy Elder (active member currently working at Arun District Council)
  • Christopher Scanes (pensioner member)

5 Contact details

 

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