Tuesday 23 April 2019

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 McLaren – 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.


Guy Lonsdale

Guy Lonsdale - Employer Representative

Guy is the Deputy S151 Officer at North East Lincolnshire Council and leads the Council’s finance and accountancy team. He is a qualified accountant and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.


Prior to joining North East Lincolnshire Council, he held managerial positions with KPMG and the Audit Commission providing assurance and audit services to a wide range of organisations  across the public, private and voluntary sectors. 


As a result he brings a wide range of financial, technical and managerial knowledge and experience to the role. As Chair of the Local Pension Board he is keen to ensure that the board adds value and acts in the best interest of all stakeholders.

Jayne Karlsen

Jayne Karlsen - Active Member Representative

Jayne is the Human Resources Manager for Hull Culture and Leisure Ltd (HCAL) which was established in April 2015 following a TUPE transfer from a local government employer.  HCAL manages the delivery of Museums & Galleries, Leisure facilities, Parks and Open Spaces, Theatre and Halls, Libraries and commercial Catering and Hospitality on behalf of Hull City Council.

Over 25 years’ experience in local government as a HR Officer and previously as a HR Manager for an outsourcing company working mainly on local government contracts and bids. 

Graduated from Humberside University in 1997 and now a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

A range of experience in all areas of local government service delivery with a keen interest in employment law.  With the ever changing landscape of pensions administration and regulations, Jayne is keen to learn about and hopefully help shape, the future of the scheme.

Vacancy - Pensioner Member Representative

Biography coming soon.


 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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