Pension Fund Board
As a result of changes to the governance arrangements in relation to pension schemes within the public sector, Scottish Borders Council as an administering authority for the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) is required to have in place a local Pension Board. The role of the Pension Board is to assist the Scottish Borders Council Pension Fund in complying with all of the legislative requirements and making sure that the scheme is being efficiently & effectively governed and managed. The board members work in conjunction with Scottish Borders Council in its role as the administering authority and with officers of the Pension Fund to ensure that your pension scheme is being run properly and that you, as a scheme member, get the best service. To comply with requirements imposed by the Regulations of the LGPS which are enforced by the Pensions Regulator, board members are required to maintain their knowledge and understanding of the LGPS and pensions, in general. The local Pension Board must have an equal number of scheme member and scheme employer representatives.
The current membership is:
Scheme Employer Representatives
Councillor Sandy Aitchison (Chair)
Mrs Linda Ross – LIVE Borders
Ms Hazel Robertson – Borders College
Mrs Carly Stewart – Scottish Borders Housing Association
Scheme Member Representatives
Mr Alexander Barclay – UNITE (Vice Chair)
Mr Malcolm Drysdale – GMB Scotland
Ms Terry Dunthorne – Unison
Mrs Kaye-Marie Hughes – Unison
The Pension Fund Committee and Pension Fund Board meet on a quarterly basis, agendas, papers and minutes are available here.