Executive Committee

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


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 Harrington


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 Anzani


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 a member of Tameside Council. In Tameside he represents the Droylsden West Ward and is also Executive Member for Economic Growth, Employment and Housing.

Sian Kunert


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 Steve Pearce


Steve has been an elected councillor in Bristol since May 2013 and is a former Cabinet member. He is the current Leader of Bristol’s Labour Group of Councillors and is also a Non-Executive Director of Bristol Waste. Nationally, Steve is the Bristol City Council representative at the Association of Public Service Excellence (APSE) and the LGA’s Passenger Transport Consortium. Steve continues his work as a Member-Nominated Trustee of the Rhodia Pension Fund.

Councillor Adrian Garden


Adrian has been a Lambeth Councillor for 12 years and has previously been Chair of both Corporate Committee and the Pension Fund (the latter at the time the CIV was being set up). He is now Chair of the Pensions Committee, and has had an interest in ethical investment since its inception.