The Local Pension Board helps ensure that the Fund is managed and administered effectively and efficiently and complies with the code of practice on the governance and administration of local government pension schemes issued by the Pension Regulator and with due regard to guidance issued by government, The Pensions Regulator and the LGPS Advisory Board.

The function of the Board as defined by sections 5 (1) and (2) of the Public Service Pensions Act 2013 is to assist the Scheme Manager;

  • to secure compliance with the LGPS regulations and any other legislation relating to the governance and administration of the LGPS;
  • to secure compliance with requirements imposed in relation to the LGPS by the Pensions Regulator;
    in such other matters as the LGPS regulations may specify;
  • to secure the effective and efficient governance and administration of the LGPS for the DCPF; and
  • to provide the Scheme Manager with such information as it requires to ensure that any member of the Local Pension Board or person to be appointed to the Local Pension Board does not have a conflict of interest.

The Local Pension Board consists of 4 member representatives and 4 employer representatives and meets 4 times a year.

Current board members:

Independent Chairman:  Richard Bates

Adam Richens (Vice-Chairman) - Employer Representative (BCP Council)

Cllr David Shortell - Employer Representative (Dorset Council)

Neal Butterworth - Employer Representative (Dorset Police)

Vacancy - Employer Representative 

James Stevens - Member Representative

Jon Bird - Member Representative (Union nominated)

Jonathan Stiby  - Member Representative.

Mary O’Sullivan - Member Representative  

Meeting dates:

Details of previous agendas and minutes can be found here.

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