governance

The Management Panel and Advisory Panel

Tameside MBC delegates the day to day running of GMPF to a committee called the Pension Fund Management Panel. The panel set up three working groups that consider areas of Greater Manchester Pension Fund’s work in more detail and make recommendations. An Advisory Panel supports the Management Panel and Director of Pensions. 

Management Panel

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Cllr Brenda Warrington 

Tameside

  • Chair of the Pension Fund and Executive Leader of Administering Authority (Tameside).
  • Chair of Policy and Development Working Group.




Email Cllr Warrington
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Cllr Gerald P Cooney 

Tameside

  • Deputy Vice Chair of the Pension Fund.
  • Chair of Investments and ESG Working Group.
  • Policy and Development Working Group.
  • Administration, Employer Funding and Viability Working Group.
Email Cllr Cooney
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Cllr Mike Smith 

Tameside

  • Deputy Chair of the Pension Fund.
  • Chair – Administration, Employer Funding and Viability Working Group.
  • Policy and Development Working Group.
  • Investments and ESG Working Group.
Email Cllr Smith
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Cllr Jack Homer

Tameside

  • Investments and ESG Working Group.


Email Cllr Homer
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Cllr Denise Ward

Tameside

  • Investments and ESG Working Group.


Email Cllr Ward
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Cllr Clive Patrick

Tameside

  • Administration, Employer Funding and Viability Working Group.  
Email Cllr Patrick
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Cllr Vincent Ricci

Tameside

  • Investments and ESG Working Group
  • Administration, Employer Funding and Viability Working Group.
Email Cllr Ricci
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Cllr Eleanor Wills

Tameside

  • Administration, Employer Funding and Viability Working Group.


Email Cllr Wills
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Cllr George Newton

Tameside

  • Investments and ESG Working Group.




Email Cllr Newton
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Cllr Tafheen Sharif

Tameside

  • Administration, Employer Funding and Viability Working Group.


Email Cllr Sharif
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Cllr Stuart Hartigan 

Bolton

  • Investment Monitoring and ESG Working Group.
  • Administration and Employer Funding Viability Working Group. 
Email Cllr Hartigan
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Cllr Joan Grimshaw

Bury

  • Administration, Employer Funding and Viability Working Group.


Email Cllr Grimshaw
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Cllr Abdul Jabbar

Oldham

  • Investments and ESG Working Group.
  • Administration, Employer Funding and Viability Working Group.

Email Cllr Jabbar
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Petula Herbert 

Ministry of Justice

  • Policy and Development Working Group. 





Email Petula Herbert
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Cllr Peter Joinson

Rochdale

  • Investment Monitoring and ESG Working Group.
  • Administration, Employer Funding and Viability Working Group.
Email Cllr Joinson
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Cllr Michele Barnes

Salford

  • Investments and ESG Working Group. 




Email Cllr Barnes
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Cllr John Taylor 

Stockport

  • Investments and ESG Working Group. 




Email Cllr Taylor
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Cllr Alan Mitchell

Trafford

  • Investments and ESG Working Group.
  • Administration, Employer Funding and Viability Working Group.
Email Cllr Alan Mitchell
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Cllr Keith Cunliffe

Wigan

  • Administration, Employer Funding and Viability Working Group.


Email Cllr Cunliffe
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Cllr Paul Andrews

Manchester

  • Investments and ESG Working Group.
  • Administration, Employer Funding and Viability Working Group.
Email Cllr Andrews

Advisory Panel

Employer representatives

Councillor B Warrington – Tameside (Chair)

Councillor S Connor - Bolton

Councillor J Grimshaw - Bury

Councillor A Jabbar – Oldham

Councillor P Joinson - Rochdale

Councillor M Barnes - Salford

Councillor J Taylor - Stockport

Councillor A Mitchell - Trafford

Councillor K Cunliffe – Wigan

Employee representatives

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Ken Drury 

UNITE

  • Investments and ESG Working Group
  • Administration, Employer Funding and Viability Working Group
Email Ken Drury
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Frank Llewellyn

UNITE

  • Investments and ESG Working Group
  • Administration, Employer Funding and  Viability Working Group
Email Frank Llewellyn
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John Thompson

UNITE

  • Policy and Development Working Group                                                                                                                      
Email John Thompson
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Gale Blackburn

UNISON

  • Administration and Employer Funding Viability Working Group               


Email Gale Blackburn
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Scott Caplan

UNISON

  • Investments and ESG Working Group   




Email Scott Caplan
-	Employee representative panel with a front facing image of Alan Flatley – GMB

Alan Flatley

GMB

  • Investments and ESG Working Group
  • Administration, Employer Funding and Viability Working Group 
Email Alan Flatley

Observers

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Cllr John Pantall 

Stockport  





Email Cllr Pantall
-	Employee representative panel with a front facing image of Cllr Oliver Ryan – Tameside

Cllr Oliver Ryan

Tameside

  • Executive Member for Finance and Economic Growth
Email Cllr Ryan

External advisors

Three external advisors assist the Advisory Panel regarding investment related issues. The advisors are:

R S Bowie - Guardian Partner, Hymans Robertson

P Moizer - Professor and Dean of Business School, University of Leeds

M Powers - Retired Investment Manager

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