Pension Board

The governance arrangements for the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) have changed. From 1st April 2015, all LGPS Funds, of which the Cheshire Pension Fund is one of 89, now have a Local Pension Board. This statutory requirement comes from the Public Services Pensions Act 2013 and the LGPS (Amendment) (Governance) Regulations 2015.

The Local Pension Board is responsible for assisting the Administering Authority (in this case Cheshire West and Chester Council):

i) to secure compliance with
a. the Regulations;
b. other legislation relating to the governance and administration of the LGPS; and
c. the requirements imposed by the Regulator in relation to the LGPS.

ii) to ensure the efficient and effective governance and administration of the LGPS.

What will the Pension Board do?

Continue Reading —>

How will the Pension Board be set up?

Continue Reading —>

Who are the current Pension Board Members?


Peter Raynes (Biography)

Member Representatives

Neil Harvey (GMB) (Biography)

Geoff Wright (UNISON) (Biography)

Employer Representatives

Councillor Robert Bisset (Cheshire West and Chester Council) (Biography)

Adrienne Laing (Bridgewater High School) (Biography)

Although individual Board members are employed by specific organisations they act on behalf of all Employees and Employers in their role on the Board.

Further information

Annual Report

Appointment Letters

Breaches Log

Communications Strategy

Contact the Pension Board

Declaration of Interests

Key Documents

Meetings and Agendas


Would you like to get more involved in the running of the Cheshire Pension fund as an employer representative, a member representative or Independent Chair?