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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, Ellen Ghey on ellen.ghey@wiltshire.gov.uk or 01225 718259.


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: Paul Smith, Head of Finance & Section S151 Officer, Swindon Borough Council Register of Interest


Paul is the Head of Finance and Deputy S151 Officer at Swindon Borough Council where he has worked for the last 11 years. He is a qualified accountant with over 20 years post-qualification experience having previously worked for Bristol City Council, Deloitte and the Ministry of Defence. His current role is varied and includes supporting the Council’s economy, property and regeneration teams, as well as managing the treasury management function and a large schools PFI project. Paul is also an Employer appointed Trustee on the Thamesdown Transport Pension Scheme.


Employer Member Representative:   Richard Britton, Wiltshire Councillor Register of Interest


Richard has served as a Wiltshire councillor for some years, and as Chairman of the Council from 2015 to 2017. Following a career in the early computer industry, Richard spent two decades buying or launching a variety of small businesses and building them for eventual sale. Richard has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and still works as a commercial finance broker.


Employer Member Representative: Ian Jones, Chief Operating Officer, The Whitehorse Federation  Register of Interest


Ian is a Chartered Accountant with the White Horse Federation Multi Academy Trust & has accumulated significant senior level finance experience across a broad spectrum of sectors including the Automotive, Aerospace and Pharmaceutical industries. Whilst a Chief Finance Officer for a Pharmaceutical company he held a number of pension related posts, including Chair of a Defined Benefit Pension Committee before becoming Company liaison to the same Committee. Both roles have provided Ian with specific experience in pension accounting and disclosures.Now a COO with the White Horse Federation, Ian would like to offer his services & experience by representing both members & employers on the Wiltshire Pension Fund’s Local Pension board. In representation the Fund’s employers Ian is conscious that it is even more important to understand the broader profile of the LGPS membership and the growth in other non-Local Government organisations that the Fund also represents.


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 31 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.


Scheme Member Representative: Rod Lauder, Wiltshire Council representative, active member  Register of Interest


Rod joined Wiltshire Council as an ICT Technical Specialist in 2016 and now works as a Technical Project Manager running IT Infrastructure projects within the Programme Management Office. Prior to that, he spent 29 years in IT at British Airways, preceded by a spell as a Mill Supervisor on a small gold mine in Sudan.During his time at BA, he became very acquainted with their pension scheme; one of the few final salary schemes similar to our LGPS. He believes strongly in encouraging colleagues to make the most of their pension opportunities; particularly the younger members, for whom the idea of retirement seems far beyond the horizon.





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