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.
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:
Cllr Nick Chard
Nick was elected to Kent County Council (KCC) in 1997. He has held various positions at KCC:
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 was 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 Nikki Hennessy
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".
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).
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 Price
Councillor Price has been a Member of Hampshire Fire & Rescue Authority since 2001 and has been the Liberal Democratic spokesperson since 2005.
Cllr Price is Chairman of the committee for 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 since 2006.
Tony Curry - FBU
Tony joined Durham and Darlington FRS in 1994. He became a FBU Brigade official in 2010 when elected as Brigade Secretary, a role in which he served until 2016 when he was elected as Regional Secretary in the North East.
In 2021 Tony was elected as FBU Executive Council member for the North East region and continues to serve in this role at the present time.
Philip Hayes - FRSA
Glyn Morgan - FOA
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. Thereafter, he was employed as the FOA’s Chief Executive Officer, until taking up an advisory role with the FOA in 2019.
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.
Des Prichard - FLA
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) and for the Institute of Directors.
Des has served on the Scheme Advisory Board since its inception and is the current Chair of the Scheme Management and Administration committee. Des is also a School Governor and a member of a patients advisory body to a healthcare provider.
Mark Rowe - FBU
Mark has been a Merseyside firefighter for 34 years and is still employed as such. He has been a Fire Brigades Union (FBU) official since 1988 with various different roles within both Merseyside and the wider North West region. In 2019 Mark took up the role of National Officer for the FBU. He works with civil servants from all parts of the UK in relation to pensions and has held the remit for pensions for the FBU since October 2020. Mark has been involved in many aspects of negotiations in relation to pensions since taking on the role and also holds other remits for the FBU, including the remit for Legal.
Andrew Scattergood - FBU
Pete Smith - FBU
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.
Craig Moran (First Actuarial) – actuarial adviser
A qualified actuary with nearly 10 years’ experience in the pensions industry, Craig is the named lead member of the First Actuarial team.
Craig specialises in providing clear, concise advice to trustees and employers. He is Scheme Actuary to three defined benefit pension schemes and provides pension strategy advice to a range of employers, including those who participate in Local Government Pension Schemes.
Craig has provided advice to the Scheme Advisory Board since 2017 on areas including assumptions advice for the 2016 actuarial valuation, potential implications of the cost-cap breach and the implications of age-discrimination in public service pension schemes.
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.
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.