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Local Pension Board

This page lists the meetings for Local Pension Board.


Information about Local Pension Board

The Board’s Terms of Reference Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policy is available here


The purpose of the Board is to assist the Administering Authority in its role as a scheme manager of the Scheme. Such assistance is to:


(a)  secure compliance with the Regulations, any other legislation relating to the governance and administration of the Scheme, and requirements imposed by the Pensions Regulator in relation to the Scheme and;

(b)  to ensure the effective and efficient governance and administration of the Scheme.


For contact details of LPB members please contact the Board Secretary, Kieran Elliott on or 01225 718504


Local Pension Board – Membership Biographies


Independent Chairman:  Mark Spilsbury IPFA, BA(Hons), former Head of the Gloucestershire Local Government Pension Fund - Register of Interest


Prior to being appointed as the Independent Chair of the Wiltshire Local Pension Board, Mark has spent 40 years working within Local Government. Having joined Herford and Worcester County Council in 1980, he qualified as a CIPFA accountant in 1983, and then took on various audit roles within the Council until 1988. Mark was then appointed as the Force Finance Manager at the Gloucestershire Police Authority, taking responsibility for all aspects of financial management within the authority. Following two years in this role, he was appointed as the Head of Audit and Risk Management at Gloucestershire County Council. Here he oversaw the provision of internal audit services to the County Council and Police Authority for around 15 years. Mark then began to take responsibility for the management of other financial functions within the Council until, in 2008, he was appointed as the Deputy Chief Financial Officer, responsible for the delivery of all core financial services. Finally, in 2016, Mark took flexible retirement and moved into the Head of Pensions role at Gloucestershire County Council, initially on a job share basis, before taking over the full role in 2017. Hence, he has four years’ experience of running a Local Government Pension Fund, and was involved in the initial establishment of the Brunel Pension Partnership. He also chaired the Oxfordshire Local Pension Board. Having retired from Gloucestershire County Council in early 2020, Mark is delighted to now have been given the opportunity to use his skills and experience in the roles of the Independent Chair of the Wiltshire Local Pension Board, and the Cornwall Local Pension Board, to which he has also been appointed as the Independent Chair.


Employer Member Representative:  Laura Fisher, active member Register of Interest


Laura joined the former Wiltshire County Council in 2007 working as a Project Officer within the HR team.  Her current role as the HR Pay and Reward Consultant involves managing pay and grading policies for all staff including pay and grading reviews, incremental progression and the implementation of pay awards for across all terms and conditions of employment. This also includes oversight of all reward related polices and frameworks including staff benefits.  Laura acts as the professional HR lead for the LGPS.


Scheme Member Representative:  Marlene Corbey, Union Representative - Register of Interest

Originally an analytical chemist I moved into local government, on the relocation of my husband to Wiltshire in 1970, when I joined Wiltshire County Council. 

My initial post was with Health Department but, following local government reorganisation in 1974, I moved to Education, first in County Hall, then into school administration. From 1982 - 2007, as a member of our Senior Leadership Team, I was Principle Administrative Officer at Devizes School this being throughout the transition from local management to Grant Maintained status. 

Unison [Nalgo] member 1970 - to date, now an active member of our Wiltshire branch retired members committee, I have represented at national conferences. I continue to take every opportunity to develop my knowledge of public service management including law, finance and IT which I will apply to support my contributions for the benefit of our LGPS members.

I am also an elected member of the Cooperative Group National Members Council.

Scheme Member Representative:   Mike Pankiewicz, Unison representative, retired member Register of Interests


Mike has been a member on the Wiltshire Pension Fund since 1988. For the past 33 years he has been an observer representing the scheme membership.  Over this time, he has gained a significant amount of knowledge and understanding of the Wiltshire Pension Fund committee and the Local Government Pension Scheme.  Mike is a qualified accountant and worked for the procurement team at Wiltshire Council.  He has also represented Unison at national pension conferences and roundtable discussion events.


Employer Member Representative:  James Nicholson, active member Register of Interest


Employer Member Representative:  George Simmonds, active member Register of Interest