Sunday 21 October 2018

Local Pension Board members


Meet the members of our Local Pension Board    


Cllr Andy Burton

Councillor Andy Burton – Employer representative


Currently serves on the Cabinet of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council with the portfolio covering Planning, Highways and Transportation.


First elected as a Councillor in 1999 for the Wolds Weighton Ward. Served on the Pensions committee from 1999 to 2011, including four years as Chairman, and from 2013 to 2015. Served on the Cabinet with the portfolio for Economic Development from 2011 to 2013.


Served on a number of Overview and Scrutiny committees and panels of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council and has also served on a number of outside bodies including two Internal Drainage Boards and is a Director of the Hull & East Yorkshire Community Foundation.


Has also chaired the local planning committee for a number of years having been a member of the Strategic Planning committee for around 12 years.


Worked extensively with other authorities having been an Improvement and Development Agency peer and has an understanding of how different tiers of local government are structured.

Natasha Halsall

Natasha Halsall – Employer Representative


Pensions Manager at the University of Lincoln delivering the pensions and retirement operation covering Local Government, Teachers and Universities Superannuation pension schemes.


This includes auto enrolment and the provision of financial education across the university and also working with the Students Union. Responsible for overseeing Higher Education role analysis, and other corporate benefit provision including healthcare, relocation, salary sacrifice schemes plus various local benefits and wellbeing initiatives.


Recently completed the Pensions Management Institution (PMI) Diploma in Retirement Savings and Employee Benefits and enjoys helping employees to better understand their pensions and options for the future.


Previously worked as a HR manager for a national construction and property group of companies and as a Legal Executive at a firm of solicitors.


Peter Doherty

Peter Doherty - Employer Representative

Peter is Executive Director of Finance & Corporate Services at North Lindsey College in North Lincolnshire. He is both a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.


He commenced his career and training at a large independent firm of Chartered Accountants in Leeds where, having gained his full accountancy and taxation qualifications, he acted as Audit Manager providing audit, accountancy, taxation and company secretarial services to a diverse portfolio of clients.


Peter developed a keen interest in charity business and accounting which led to him securing a newly established role as Regional Finance Manager at the British Red Cross. This coincided with the British Red Cross planning and implementing a national unification programme and he gained significant change management experience and was instrumental in establishing and implementing a shared services model for the North of England.


Peter followed his achievements at the British Red Cross by becoming Finance & HR Director at the National Science Learning Centre, based at the University of York. He joined the venture at its very beginning, helped oversee the new building project and thereafter established the business model and resources that enabled the Centre to grow and to sustain improvements in science teaching and learning.


Peter joined North Lindsey College in 2010 and has played a key role in improving the financial performance of the College and thereby enabling significant investment to be made in its teaching and learning facilities. He enjoys the challenges of seeking to continuously improve outcomes for students and for staff and is keen to translate his skills and experience to support the East Riding Pension Fund and its Local Pension Board.

LPB - Caroline Bell

Caroline Bell – Active Member Representative


Caroline achieved a degree in Accounting and Finance and gained experience in a Chartered Accountancy company before taking the role as Finance Manager and member of the Executive team in a sixth form college in Scunthorpe.  This role included responsibility for the maintenance and management of pension’s data and regular liaison with pension board administrators.  She was also the Chairperson of the Humber Sixth Form Finance Managers Group and an active member of the Yorkshire and Humber Regional Finance Managers Committee.


Caroline subsequently worked for the East Riding Finance Team quickly establishing a reputation for positively supporting and sharing knowledge of financial management with Head teachers, School Business Managers and Governors. She then worked in the North Lincolnshire Council Internal Audit team before taking up her current position in the Fostering and Adoption team.


Given the significance of the LGPS to members’ pay and reward package, Caroline’s main interest in joining the pension board is to improve communication with members, encouraging member engagement and the demystification of the LGPS, particularly significant given the number of changes to the LGPS over recent years. She believes her experience gained whilst working in education enables her to comprehend issues from both the employer and employee perspective.


Caroline regards her measure of success in this role to be the ability of members to plan for wellbeing in retirement and achieve security for family members.


LPB - Martin Eadon

Martin Eaden – Pensioner Member Representative


Martin is a retired member of the East Riding Pension Fund.  In 2008 Martin retired from full time employment with North East Lincolnshire Council.  Prior to this he had worked for over 35 years in children’s social care for a variety of local authorities.  Since 2008 Martin has undertaken consultancy work for a several local authorities. He lives in North Lincolnshire, is married and has six grandchildren.


 Julie Davey - Active Member Representative

I have over 30 years’ experience in local government and am currently ‘heading up’ the North Lincolnshire Trading Standards Food and Feed team.

After graduating from Bradford University with a degree in ‘Science and Society’, I joined West Yorkshire Trading Standards Service in 1981.  Having qualified as a Weights and Measures Inspector, I gained a whole range of experience in all areas of Trading Standards before moving to Humberside County Council in 1990. Here, as Fair Trading team leader and consumer credit specialist I carried out a number of audits on behalf of the Office of Fair Trading (now Financial Conduct Authority) as to the suitability of businesses to hold a consumer credit licence.

I moved back to Scunthorpe in 1997 where I gained the Master in Business Administration and qualified as a financial investigator for the purposes of enforcing the ‘Proceeds of Crime’ legislation.

I am accustomed to interpreting legislation, assimilating large amounts of complex data and adapting to rapid changes in both the legislative and economic background and as such am enjoying my role on the Local government pension board, which is both challenging and rewarding.

With retirement moving ever closer,  I am keen to play my part in the ‘board’ before carrying out the long awaited promise to write that book, “ It shouldn’t happen to a Trading Standards Officer” !


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