Chair of the LPP Administration Board
Chief Executive for LPP and LPPI
Shareholder Non-Executive Director (LCC)
Jo Darbyshire joined LPP in April 2019 where she is responsible for leading the business to continue to drive a programme of building a strong and sector-leading pension administration offering which focuses and delivers on increased operational efficiency for clients, tailored and effective member communications, robust risk and data management.
Jo brings a wealth of experience in the life and pensions sector. She held several senior roles at the Co-operative Group including Head of Co-operative Life Planning and Head of Commercial and Strategy. Jo currently holds a Non-Executive Trustee and Director position at the Leasehold Knowledge Partnership.
Sir Peter has more than 19 years’ knowledge and experience of working within the public sector. Sir Peter is currently the Chairman of New West End Company and was previously an advisor to Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, on regeneration, growth and enterprise at the Greater London Authority.
He is a former Chief Executive Officer of Westminster City Council, a former Non-Executive Director to Liberata and also former Chief Executive Officer of the London Development Agency. Prior to that, Sir Peter worked in the private sector as a Senior Executive in one of the leading national transport operators.
Member of the LPPA Technology and Change Committee
Robert Branagh joined the Board of Local Pensions Partnership Administration (LPPA) in July 2020 as a non-executive director. Robert is a pensions professional with an extensive business background and is currently the CEO of the London Pensions Fund Authority and a non-executive director at the Pensions Ombudsman. Robert has worked for trustee, not for profit, private equity owned and insurance businesses over the last 30 years. As well as his role at LPPA and LPFA, he is currently the Chair of the Armed Forces Pension Schemes and a trustee of the Creative Pensions Trust master trust. Alongside being vice chair of the CIPFA Pensions Panel and a member of PLSA Local Authority Committee, he is also a governor at the Pensions Policy Institute. Robert is passionate about ensuring that members and employers at LPPA obtain the best support and service in an increasingly challenging pensions environment. He is a regular contributor to the UK pensions industry press and a speaker at pensions and employee benefits events.
Executive Director on LPP and LPPI Boards, Chair of LPP and LPPI Executive Committees, Chair of the LPPI Investment Committee
Chris is the Chief Executive of Local Pensions Partnership Investments Ltd and LPP Group. In these roles Chris leads and oversees c.£20bn of pensions investments, and the administration of pensions for more than 600,000 members. Chris originally trained as an investment risk manager and is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst. Over a period of two decades he has managed a variety of investment portfolios/businesses as both a direct investor and an allocator of capital – forging partnerships with like-minded investors and asset managers. Chris also chairs a primary phase multi academy trust and holds non-executive director positions within the renewables and project finance sectors.
Member of the LPP and LPPI Remuneration and Nomination Committees
Councillor Schofield was elected to Lancashire County Council in May 2013 and re-elected in 2017. Prior to becoming a County Councillor, Alan held senior financial management posts in the Water Services industry at several locations, before moving to a local government career in 1992. He served in a metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester and then progressed upward at three local authorities in Cumbria and Lancashire, retiring in 2011. Alan is a life member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).
At Lancashire, he is a member of the Pension Fund Committee (currently Deputy Chair); and participated from the outset in the high level working party deliberating on, and overseeing, the preparations and approval stages toward achieving the April 2016 establishment of LPP. Also at Lancashire County Council, Alan chairs the Audit, Risk and Governance Committee. Outside the county council, Alan is the LCC appointed governor on a primary and a high school governing board, a Trustee Director of a Citizens Advice Bureau and a Parish Councillor.
Chair of the LPPA Technology and Change Committee
Liz has over 20 years’ experience in FTSE 100 organisations in the financial services and global technology sector, where she held senior executive positions in a wide range of functions including human resources, sales, marketing, strategy and commercial product management. Liz has a degree in management studies and an MBA, she is also a Chartered Marketeer. Liz is a non-executive director for Anglo Saxons Friendly Society and was a non-executive director for Places for People Group, one of the UK’s largest placemaking and regeneration companies until January 2021. Liz is an executive coach and founder at Reconnect Business Coaching and volunteers as chair of governors for a Kent primary school and is a trustee for a local charity.
Chair of the LPPA Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee
Ron has extensive commercial executive experience from a senior procurement and supply chain career on both buy- and sell-sides. He worked for and with a large number of organisations, clients and bodies in the private and public sectors in the UK, North America and Asia. In the latter part of this career, as a consultancy lead he specialised in organisation design with process and performance improvements, and third party risk management. Ron now has a mix of NED/trustee roles and is chair of two UK charities, Tempo Time Credits – strengthening capabilities of local and national voluntary organisations in their communities and enabling a more diverse range of volunteers across the UK – and World at Play – using sport and play to enrich the lives of marginalised and refugee children in the UK, Europe and Africa.