governance

Behind the scenes - the Local Pension Board

Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF) has established a Local Pension Board to assist Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council (TMBC) in its role as administering authority, in particular with:

  • Securing compliance with the regulations, any other legislation relating to the governance and administration of the Scheme, and requirements imposed by the Pensions Regulator in relation to the Scheme
  • Ensuring the effective and efficient governance and administration of the Scheme.

Employer representatives

  • Councillor Fairfoull – Tameside (Chair)
  • M Cullen – Treasurer - Borough Treasurer, Stockport MBC
  • J Hammond – Director of Legal and Democratic Services, Bury MBC
  • Councillor J Cooper – Tameside
  • P Taylor – Chief Operating Officer, LTE Group

Scheme member representatives

  • M Rayner – UNISON
  • D Schofield – GMB
  • C Lloyd - UNISON
  • C Goodwin – Unite
  • P Catterall – retired member

Register of interests

The Local Pension Board maintains a register of board members' relevant interests. This is published on an annual basis as part of our report and accounts. 

Each member of the Local Pension Board, the GMPF Management Panel and Advisory Panel and Working Groups formally considers declarations of interest at each meeting. In addition, an annual return of all declarations of interest is obtained from the members by their respective Councils. Those relevant to GMPF Local Pension Board are listed below:

Name of Board MemberPosition & OrganisationOrganisation relationship with GMPFDate notified
M RaynerEmployee of Stockport MBCContributing employer18/04/2017
D SchofieldEmployee of Manchester City CouncilContributing employer18/04/2015
M CullenEmployee of Stockport MBCContributing employer16/06/2019
J HammondEmployee of Bury MBCContributing employer24/04/2017
C LloydEmployee of Tameside MBCContributing employer20/04/2017
C GoodwinEmployee of the University of ManchesterContributing employer24/04/2017
P TaylorEmployee of the Manchester CollegeContributing employer21/04/2017


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