The Norfolk Pension Fund is part of the national Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)

The Scheme is administered locally by about 90 local authorities on behalf of hundreds of local councils and associated bodies across the UK.

The LGPS is a statutory scheme. This means that it is very secure because the amount members are paid in retirement is defined and set out in law.

If you join the Norfolk Pension Fund you become a member and you will get a pension paid to you when you retire.

Members include people who work for the Norfolk County Council, and a whole range other organisations such as local colleges or town and parish councils who have applied to be part of the fund. More than 400 employers allow their employees to join the fund.

Teachers and operational staff in the police and fire and rescue service have their own pension schemes and are not part of the Norfolk Pension Fund.

Who runs the Norfolk Pension Fund?

The Norfolk Pension Fund is run by the Norfolk County Council.

This means that Norfolk County Council is the "administering authority" in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) Regulations.

The Norfolk Pension Fund publishes a Governance Strategy Statement each year which reflects our commitment to transparency and engagement with employers and scheme members

The Council has set up the Norfolk Pension Fund Pensions Committee who act as trustees of the Fund to make decisions and take responsibility for management of the Fund.

In line with all public service pension schemes, each Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) fund is required to have a Local Pension Board. The Local Pension Board for the Norfolk Pension Fund is called the Norfolk Pension Fund Pensions Oversight Board.

Administering authorities have to act in the interests of all employers, members and their dependants within the Fund. The role of the administering authority is very similar to that of a trustee.

Administrator of the Norfolk Pension Fund

Simon George, Executive Director of Finance and Commercial Services, Norfolk County Council

Head of Service

Glenn Cossey, Director of the Norfolk Pension Fund, leads the team.

Administration Management

Mark Alexander, Pensions Manager, and Debra Keeling, Pension Member Services Manager, and their team provide benefit administration services to scheme members and participating employers.

Investment Management

Alex Younger, Head of Funding and Investment, and his team manage the Norfolk Pension Fund's investments and accounts, as well as providing support to employers and the Trustees in their stewardship of the Fund.

Governance

Jo Quarterman, Head of Governance, supports the Fund's governance, communication, service development and project management.

Further details on our governance structure can be found by following the links below. 

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