The Exec Committee

Councillor Doug McMurdo

Doug is Chair of the Local Authority Pension Fund Forum and a member of the Bedfordshire Pension Fund. He is also the Ward Councillor for Sharnbrook Ward representing six rural communities in north Bedfordshire.


Councillor Rob Chapman



Rob is Chair of LB Hackney Pension Committee. He has previously held positions as Chair of Hackney’s Governance and Resources Scrutiny Commission and as its Chief Whip. Hackney’s representative on the London Collective Investment Vehicle (CIV) Sectoral Committee since 2014, he now sits on the CIV Shareholder’s Committee.


Councillor Yvonne Johnson



Yvonne has been the Chair of the Ealing Pension Fund and Cabinet member for finance performance and customer services since 2010. She is also one of the two Vice-Chairs of the London CIV. Until her retirement Yvonne was a secondary school teacher.





Councillor Glyn Caron



Glyn is the chair of the Greater Gwent (Torfaen) Pension Fund. He is also a member of the Welsh Pension Partnership Joint Governance Committee.


Rachel Brothwood





Rachel Brothwood is Director of Pensions at the West Midlands Pension Fund and has been appointed as Hon Treasurer for LAPFF.  A qualified Actuary, Rachel joined the WMPF in 2015 having previously worked with a wide range of organisations, advising on risk management in pension scheme funding and investment.


Helen Price




Helen leads on stewardship, engagement and voting at Brunel Pension Partnership (Brunel). She joined Brunel from Avon Pension Fund where she led the implementation of the Fund’s first climate change analysis. Helen draws on knowledge built from her BA (honours) in Business Studies and from working in different sectors. She is passionate about the role of pension funds in moving to a more sustainable business world and is involved in several initiatives to improve standards in responsible investment.

John Anzani





John joined the Consultative Panel of Lothian Pension Fund [precursor to Pension Board] in September 2013.  He was appointed as the Member Representative on the Pension Committee in December 2013 and has been re-appointed on a biennial basis.  Since May 2017 he has also been a member of the Audit Committee of Lothian Pension Fund.  The last stage of his career prior to retirement in 2018 was spent working for Midlothian Council where for almost two decades he provided direct support to small businesses, primarily in terms of Human Resources advice.

Councillor Jill Whitehead




Cllr Jill Whitehead is the Chair of the Pensions Committee of the London Borough of Sutton.  Jill is also a Member of the London CIV Shareholder Committee, representing the Liberal Democrat Councils in London.  Jill was first elected in 2010, and between 2012 and 2018 she was Chair of the Environment and Neighbourhoods Committee in Sutton.  She was also the Lib Dem Vice Chair of the London Councils Transport and Environment Committee during this time. As such, her main pensions interests are in ESG matters. Jill formerly worked for CIPFA for eleven years as their Research Manager until she retired. This included looking at pensions matters.

Councillor John Gray



Cllr Gray has represented West Ham ward in Newham, East London, since 2010. He is the Cabinet Lead for Housing Services and the Deputy Mayor (Statutory). He is a member of the Newham Pension Committee, a Trade Union appointed member of the Tower Hamlets Pension Board and a Trustee of the UNISON Staff Pension Scheme (and Chair of its Investment sub-committee).  His background is in front line Social Housing management.


Mr Rodney Barton



Rodney is Director of the West Yorkshire Pension Fund, and was elected to the LAPFF Executive Committee in 2011. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant and subsequently worked for a large accountancy firm and Merseyside Pension Fund.


Councillor Eddie Pope



Eddie is a Lancashire County Councillor representing three rural parishes in West Lancashire. He is an Accountant having worked in the NHS and Higher Education and is Chairman of the Lancashire County Council Pension Fund.


Tom Harrington



Tom is the Assistant Director (Investments) of the Greater Manchester Pension Fund, the largest LGPS fund in the UK. GMPF is administered by Tameside MBC, where Tom began his career as a trainee accountant.


Abigail Leech



Abigail has been the Head of Lancashire County Pension Fund since November 2015, she is also the interim S151 officer for the London Pension Fund Authority (LPFA).  Abigail originally joined Lancashire County Council in 2009 as the Financial Controller for the Fund before becoming the Head of Corporate Finance in 2012.


Councillor Andrew Thornton



Andrew is Chair of West Yorkshire Pension Fund and a member of Bradford Council. He represents the Royds ward.


Councillor Ged Cooney



Gerald is Vice Deputy of Greater Manchester Pension Fund, and a member of Tameside Council. In Tameside, he represents the Droylsden West Ward, and is also Executive Member for Economic Growth, Employment and Housing

Councillor M. Tauqeer Malik





Councillor Malik has been the Councillor for the Lower Deeside Ward Aberdeen City since 2012. He is the deputy leader of the Labour party for Aberdeen City Council. He is the Convenor of the North East Scotland Pension Fund Committee and Board. He holds positions as the Vice Convenor of the Licensing Committee and Vice Convenor of the Education Operation Delivery Committee. He is also the Deputy Business Manager for Aberdeen City Council and is a member of various committees such as planning.