Scheme member representation (4):
Staff - 2
representatives; 1 KCC and 1 non KCC.
Kent Active Retirement Fellowship - 1
Trade unions - 1
Scheme employer (4):
KCC - 2 representatives (including Chair) - not members of the
Superannuation Fund Committee
/Medway Council - 1 representative
Police/Fire - 1
Total membership 8
Chairman - KCC county councillor NOT currently on the
Superannuation Fund Committee.
Vice Chairman - to be agreed by board.
Selection of members
This will vary by the type of member:
Employee representatives will be asked to nominate themselves and a
panel of Finance and HR officers from employers will advise the
Pensioner - nominated by
Kent Active Retirement Fellowship.
Trade unions - nominated by Unison.
representatives- will be nominated by those employers and the Board
Chairman will select.
Knowledge and Understanding of Representative Members
The Regulations require that individuals appointed have relevant
knowledge and understanding.
not have a conflict of interest but membership of the LGPS or the
Fund will not constitute a conflict of interest.
4. Term of
Membership will be for 4 year renewable periods with a maximum of 8
A member should cease their office where:
A member has a conflict of interest which cannot be managed in
accordance with the Board’s conflicts policy;
A member dies or becomes incapable of acting;
A member who is a councillor of the Administering Authority is
appointed to a Superannuation Fund Committee;
A member is appointed to the role of an officer of the
Administering Authority with responsibility for the discharge of
functions under the Regulations;
A member resigns.
A representative member ceases to represent his constituency, for
example if an employer representative leaves the employment of his
employer and therefore ceases to have the capacity to represent the
Fund’s employers; and
A member fails to attend 2 consecutive meetings or otherwise comply
with the requirements of being a Board member, for example fails to
attend the necessary knowledge and understanding training.
6. Terms of
The board will assist the Superannuation Fund Committee to secure
compliance with the requirements of the LGPS Regulations and of the
The board will receive regular reports on governance and compliance
The KCC Corporate Director of Finance will be responsible for
providing professional advice to the board.
Meeting agendas will be prepared and published by KCC Democratic
Services, papers will be available on the KCC website and KCC
Democratic Services will minute meetings and publish the minutes on
the KCC website.
The board will meet twice a year in Sessions House, Maidstone.
Additional meetings will be called if the volume of business makes
A minimum of 4 members will need to be present for the board to be
Substitutes will be allowed for the Kent Active Retirement and
Unison members of the Board but they must be a named individual who
will undertake the necessary training and development.
Members of the board will be paid travel expenses for attending the
Any expenditure the board proposes to incur will need to be agreed
in advance by KCC’s Corporate Director of Finance.
12. Data Protection
All members of the
board will be required to comply with KCC’s data protection
and information security policies.