Greenwich Council

Agenda and minutes

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Contact: Clare Chapman  Email: clare.chapman@royalgreenwich.gov.uk or tel: 020 8921 6160

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence from Members of the Board.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Simon Steptoe.

2.

Urgent Business

The Chair to announce any items of urgent business circulated separately from the main agenda.

Minutes:

There was no urgent business.

3.

Declarations of Interest

Members to declare any personal and financial interests in items on the agenda.  Attention is drawn to the Council’s Constitution; the Council’s Code of Conduct and associated advice.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

4.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 69 KB

Members are requested to confirm as an accurate record the Minutes of the Pension Board meeting held on 19 September 2016.

 

No motion or discussion may take place upon the Minutes except as to their accuracy, and any question on this point will be determined by a majority of the Members of the body attending who were present when the matter in question was decided.  Once confirmed, with or without amendment, the person presiding will sign the Minutes.

Minutes:

It was recommended thatthe minutes of the meeting of the Pension Board held on 19 September 2016 be deferred to the next meeting of the Pension Board on 27 March 2017.

5.

Business Plan 2016/17 and Future Meeting Dates pdf icon PDF 69 KB

To consider future meeting dates for the Pension Board (‘the Board’) for 2016/17 and to agree the Board’s updated business plan for 2016/17.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

It was recommended that this item be deferred to the next meeting of the Pension Board on 27 March 2017. 

 

 

6.

Recruitment to the Pension Board pdf icon PDF 55 KB

To provide an update on the position regarding recruitment of a scheme member representative.

 

Minutes:

The report was introduced by the Management Trainee.  It was confirmed that in response to the advert, almost 200 Pension Fund members had contacted the authority. 37 applications were received by the deadline and had been sifted by officers to produce a long list. 

 

The Assistant Director confirmed that gender balance had been addressed during the process and the strongest candidates had been shortlisted. 

 

Members discussed the candidates and it was recommended that an interview list be prepared, subject to the agreement of the Member Representative, in order that the decision could be made by all Board Members (i.e. via a quorate process).

 

The Assistant Director recommended that interviews be held week beginning 30 January and chaired by Councillor Brooks, supported by the remaining Board members, one member of the Pension Fund Investment and Administration Panel and a senior Finance Officer.