Councillor Doug McMurdo
Doug is Chair of the Local Authority Pension Fund Forum and a member of the Bedfordshire Pension Fund. He is also the Ward Councillor for Sharnbrook Ward representing six rural communities in north Bedfordshire.
Councillor Rob Chapman
Rob is Cabinet Member for Finance and Chair of the Pension Committee at LB Hackney. He has previously held positions as Chair of Hackney’s Governance and Resources Scrutiny Commission and as its Chief Whip. Hackney’s representative on the London Collective Investment Vehicle (CIV) Sectoral Committee since 2014, he now sits as its Vice Chair on the CIV Shareholder’s Committee.
Councillor John Gray
Cllr Gray has represented West Ham ward in Newham, East London, since 2010. He is the Cabinet Lead for Housing Services and the Deputy Mayor (Statutory). He is a member of the Newham Pension Committee, a Trade Union appointed member of the Tower Hamlets Pension Board and a Trustee of the UNISON Staff Pension Scheme (and Chair of its Investment sub-committee). His background is in front line Social Housing management.
Councillor Yvonne Johnson
Yvonne is the chair of the Shareholder committee of the LCIV. Cabinet member in Ealing for Schools and Children’s services and deputy leader of the council. Member of the Scheme Advisory Board where she chairs the Investment governance and engagement committee.
Councillor Eddie Pope
Eddie is a Lancashire County Councillor representing three rural parishes in West Lancashire. He is an Accountant having worked in the NHS and Higher Education and is Chairman of the Lancashire County Council Pension Fund.
Rachel Brothwood is Director of Pensions at the West Midlands Pension Fund and has been appointed as Hon Treasurer for LAPFF. A qualified Actuary, Rachel joined the WMPF in 2015 having previously worked with a wide range of organisations, advising on risk management in pension scheme funding and investment.
Tom is the Assistant Director (Investments) of the Greater Manchester Pension Fund, the largest LGPS fund in the UK. GMPF is administered by Tameside MBC, where Tom began his career as a trainee accountant.
John was appointed as the Member Representative on the Pension Committee of Lothian Pension Fund in December 2013 and has been successively re-appointed every two years. Since May 2017 he has been a member of the Audit Committee. He worked for Midlothian Council providing direct HR support to small businesses.
Councillor Ged Cooney
Gerald is Vice Deputy of Greater Manchester Pension Fund, Chair of the Northern LGPS Fund and the leader of Tameside Council. In Tameside he represents the Droylsden West Ward and is also Executive Member for Economic Growth, Employment and Housing.
Sian is Head of Pensions at the East Sussex Pension Fund. A qualified CIPFA accountant with numerous years’ experience working within LGPS funds and pools.
Councillor Mark Norris
Cllr Mark Norris has represented the Cwm Clydach Ward since 2004, is the Cabinet Member for Development and Regeneration in Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and Chair of the RCT Pension Fund Committee. He sits on the Joint Governance Committee and has previously held the position as Chair of the Wales Pension Partnership. Previously Mark has worked in Parliament and has been a Civil Servant for over 30 years in HMRC; The Welsh Office and DWP.
Councillor Heather Johnson
Heather grew up and was educated in Camden and worked in the advice sector, concentrating on housing and welfare rights. First elected in 1994 and representing Regent’s Park since 2002, she has undertaken roles including Committee and Scrutiny Chairs, Cabinet member and twice as Mayor, she currently Chairs Planning and is Vice-Chair of Pensions. Heather is active in local community groups seeking to improve the health and life chances of residents, and Chairs the Edward Harvist Trust which provides local charitable funding. She also represents Camden on the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority.
Euan is the Managing Director at West Yorkshire Pension Fund (‘WYPF’), which has approximately £17bn of assets and 300,000 members. WYPF also manages shared service administration arrangements for a number of other LGPS funds and fire services. Euan contributes to a number of industry groups, both in the LGPS and wider pensions market. These include being a member of the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association’s Policy Board and Local Authority Committee.
Councillor John Cooke
John Cooke was first elected to Aberdeen City Council in May 2017, since when he has been a member of the Pensions Committee, becoming Convener in May 2022. Before becoming a councillor, his career included five years with HBOS. He has an MA in History from Cambridge University.
Councillor Toby Simon
Cllr Simon had previously served on the LAPFF Executive for 7 years until 2018 as Chair of the LB Enfield PF. He has now now moved and been elected as a member of Bath & NE Somerset Council, the AA for Avon PF.