The membership of the Board is designed to include a broad spectrum of scheme stakeholders. Members have been appointed either by appropriate representative bodies or by nomination and election. Please contact the Board secretariat in order to ask questions about the work of the Board or to put forward items for consideration.

The membership of the Board is designed to include a broad spectrum of scheme stakeholders. Members have been appointed either by appropriate representative bodies or by nomination and election. Please contact the Board secretariat in order to ask questions about the work of the Board or to put forward items for consideration.

Chair of the Board

Joanne Livingstone

Joanne Livingstone has been appointed Chair of the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme Advisory Board of England (SAB).

Joanne worked as a pensions actuary for over 30 years before taking on a portfolio of different pension related roles. During her actuarial career her clients included public and private sector schemes and she also headed her firm's technical function, shaping the response to the ever changing pensions environment.

She has also taught for the actuarial profession whilst pursuing her own studies in business administration.

Recently she worked as a Guider for Pensionwise, working with members of the public to help the understand the options available to them.

Other current roles are:

  • Chair of Trustees of a private sector Defined Benefit Pension Scheme
  • Working with the Judicial Pensions Committee
  • Member of the Actuarial Council which advises the Financial Reporting Council in respect of its actuarial oversight.
 Joanne Livingstone - SAB chair

Scheme Employer Representatives

Cllr Nick Chard

Nick was elected to Kent County Council (KCC) in 1997. He has held various positions at KCC:

  • Chief Whip
  • Chairman of Economic Development Board
  • Cabinet Member for Finance
  • Cabinet Member for Environment, Highways and Waste
  • Chairman of Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee
  • Chairman of Governance and Audit Committee
  • Vice Chairman of Superannuation Committee
  • Vice Chairman of Policy and Resources Committee

He is Chairman of Kent and Medway Fire and Rescue Authority; Chairman of the Employer’s side NJC for Fire; Member of the Fire Services Management Committee; Member of JESIP (Joint emergency services interoperability board; and Member of Fire Standards Board.

Nick was trustee of the Centre for Public Scrutiny, Vice Chairman of the IDeA and is a Director of Local Government Association Properties Ltd and Local Government Management Board.

He is a Director of Engaging Kent CIC (Healthwatch Kent).

Before politics Nick was an arable and fruit farmer in Kent.

Cllr Nick Chard

Cllr Nikki Hennessy

  • Lancashire County Councillor 2013 to date
  • Lancashire Combined Fire Authority Member 2017
  • Member of the Territorial Army for 31 years. Worked in the NHS, West Lancashire Borough Council, Council of Voluntary Service, Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service and Public Health.

Cllr Hennessy explains "the Army got me into fitness, did my degree in Human Movement Science. Always enjoyed supporting friends, so natural progression to become a local councillor. When the coalition government decided that Public Heath was to go back into the local authority I decided to become a County Councillor. I am now shadow portfolio holder for Adult Services.

My short time with Lancs Fire and Rescue gave me a great love and affection for the service and I am now in a position to really support our officers, Residents and Business. Looking forward to being part of the Fire Management Committee".

Cllr Nikki Hennessy

Roger Hirst

Roger Hirst was elected as the Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex in May 2016, before joint police and fire governance had been established.

In 2017 Mr Hirst became the joint lead for police funding on behalf of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners nationally and was elected to the board of the APCC in 2018.

Mr Hirst became the first Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner in October 2017 and continues to work nationally and locally to build stronger links between emergency services and help create more secure communities. Prior to his election as Commissioner, Mr. Hirst was Cabinet Member at Essex County Council with responsibility for Community Safety; Deputy Leader of Brentwood Borough Council; and has 33 years’ experience as a senior investment banker.

Mr Hirst sits on both the LGA Fire Commission and Fire Services Management Committee (FSMC).

Roger Hirst

Cllr Roger Phillips

Councillor Phillips is the chair of the Local Government Pension Scheme Advisory Board (E&W) and also chaired the LGA’s UK wide Local Government Pension Committee. He is a member and former leader (2003-2011) of Herefordshire Council and has been a lead LGA member on workforce and pay negotiations since 2007. He also chaired the LGPS2014 Project Board which brought together employer, employee and government representatives in order to reform the scheme.

Cllr Phillips was appointed a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2006.

Cllr Roger Phillips

Cllr Roger Price

Councillor Price has been a Member of Hampshire Fire & Rescue Authority for the last 16 years and has been the Liberal Democratic spokesperson for the last 12 years.

Cllr Price is a Director of 3S Fire, a trading company of Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, a Member of the Hampshire Fire Service Pension Committee and has attended the Fire College weekend training courses. He has been a Member of the Local Government Association Fire Commission for the last 12 years.

Cllr Roger Price

Cllr Leigh Redman

Councillor Leigh Redman comes to the board with a broad base of experience, An elected member of Somerset County Council, Member of Devon & Somerset Fire and rescue where he chairs the Community safety and corporate planning committee.

Leigh was an on-call Firefighter responding out of Bridgwater fire station, with Somerset Fire Brigade then upon combination with DSFRS for a total of 20 years before stepping into politics following a serious, non work related accident, he feels honoured to be in this position and able to give something back.

Cllr Leigh Redman

Cllr Ian Stephens

Cllr Ian Stephens

Scheme Member Representatives

Philip Hayes 

 

Brian Hooper 

Brian joined Essex County Fire and Rescue service in July 1993. He joined as a firefighter and rose through the ranks to become a Station Manager in October 2017.

Brian has been an employee of Essex County Fire and Rescue service for over 25 years, during that time Brian has been elected into various FBU positions both local and national, including being elected the FBU Executive Council Member for the Eastern Region in May 2018.

Brian has an interest in Health, Safety and Welfare and is a Graduate member of IOSH.

Brian Hooper

Matt Lamb

Matt joined Surrey Fire Service in January 1992 as a Firefighter and served at Sunbury until transferring to Shropshire Fire Service in September 1999. Matt is still employed by Shropshire FRS. Matt was elected as a Brigade Official in 2001 for Shropshire FBU and carried out this role until May 2018 when he was elected to Executive Council Member for the West Midlands Region of the FBU.

Matt Lamb

Glyn Morgan

Glyn sits on the Scheme Advisory Board as a scheme members’ representative from the Fire Officers’ Association (FOA). He served for over 30 years as a member of Nottinghamshire and Strathclyde Fire and Rescue Services before retiring in 2008. He has since been employed as the FOA’s Chief Executive Officer.

Glyn’s involvement with the management of fire pensions dates back to 1996 when he became the FOA representative on the Central Fire Brigades Advisory Council’s Pensions Sub Committee. He subsequently continued to represent the FOA on the English Firefighters Pension Committee until its dissolution in 2015.

He is also a member of the Fire Pensions Scheme Advisory Board for Scotland.

Glyn Morgan

Des Prichard

Des served for 39 years in the Fire & Rescue Service, appointed as the Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive for East Sussex & Brighton, a post he held from 2001 through to 2015. He was Chairman of the Association of Principal Fire Officers (APFO) from 2005-2015, a Board member of the Chief Fire Officers' Association from 2004-2014 and served on the National Pensions Committee, the predecessor of the SAB for 12 years.

Des now works as an advisor to the Fire Leaders Association (FLA), for the Institute of Directors and the Cross Sector Leadership Exchange.

Des Prichard

Pete Smith 

Pete joined Humberside Fire & Rescue Service in May 1995 as a Firefighter where he initially served at Immingham before transferring to Grimsby. He has undertaken a number of FBU roles at all levels, initially within HFRS and then onto Regional Secretary, for eight years, and is currently Executive Council Member for Yorkshire & Humberside to which he was elected in 2018.

 Pete Smith

Sean Starbuck

Sean Starbuck has been an elected FBU national officer since 2007. He worked for 21 years as an operational firefighter in Humberside, prior to which he was a coal miner in South Yorkshire.

Sean Starbuck

Advisors

Rob Hammond (First Actuarial) – Actuarial adviser

As Partner of the firm and a qualified actuary with over 17 years of experience in the pensions industry, Rob is the named lead member of the First Actuarial team. Rob joined First Actuarial in 2010, having previously worked at two large actuarial consultancies.

Rob specialises in public service (and similar) organisations, providing advice and actuarial services to trustees and employers. He is Scheme Actuary for six defined benefit pension schemes and since September 2015 has provided independent actuarial advice to the Isle of Man Government on their public service pension arrangements.

Rob assisted a number of organisations during the negotiations with the UK Government on the review of public service pension schemes that came into effect in April 2015, including those representing teachers, doctors, Ministry of Defence (MoD) firefighters and MoD police, and advising the FBU on the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme. Rob has also recently represented First Actuarial in providing independent actuarial advice to the SAB on the GAD assumptions for the 2016 scheme valuation.

Rob is chair of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) working party on State Pension Age, a position he has held since 2014.

Rob Hammond

Jane Marshall (Weightmans) - legal advisor

Jane is a pensions specialist, and also an experienced employment lawyer, with over 17 years’ experience in the field of pensions.

Jane has particular expertise in relation to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme (PCSPS), the NHS Pension Scheme, the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS), the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme and the Police Pension Scheme.

Jane is a regular speaker at national events on public sector pension matters, including LGPS Scotland events on the LGPS governance requirements, speaking at events run by the Local Government Association (LGA) at various Fire Authority locations on the governance requirements for the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme and speaking at national LGA events in relation to the LGPS. Jane has also taught on many trustee training courses.

Jane Marshall

Helen Scargill - technical advisor

Helen has been involved in pension’s administration since her appointment to West Yorkshire Pension Fund in November 1984 as a Pensions Officer and has worked in a number of roles in the organisation since joining. With over 30 years’ experience she has a thorough knowledge of all aspects of the Fire-fighters’ Pension Schemes.

Helen has been a member of a number of working groups involved with the Fire-fighters’ Pension Schemes, these have included the 2006 regulations and the subsequent options exercise and more recently the working party dealing with the RDS modified pension scheme. She is currently the chair of the Fire-fighter Pensions Technical Community and the chair of the North East Region Fire Officers Group.

Helen Scargill