Chair of the LPP Administration Board
Chief Executive Officer, London Pensions Fund Authority
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.
Chair of the LPP Audit Committee
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.
Robert Branagh joined the board of Local Pensions Partnership Administration Ltd (LPPA) in July 2020 as a non-executive director.
He is a pensions professional with an extensive business background and is currently the CEO of the London Pensions Fund Authority. He has worked for trustee, not for profit, private equity owned and insurance businesses over the last 30 years. Robert transitioned the Office of the Paymaster General from a public to a private sector outsourcing business in the late 1990s and worked with the Cabinet Office to establish the joint venture which became MyCSP. He has also managed the back office or pension functions of several pension schemes, including the NHS, Civil Service, Royal Mail Statutory and Railways Pension schemes.
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.
Member of the LPP and LPPI Remuneration and Nomination Committees
Jill holds a number of non-executive, trustee and chair positions in the pensions arena. She has worked with the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) since 2014 when she was appointed by the Lord Chancellor as Chair of the Judicial Pension Board and Scheme Advisory Board overseeing all Judicial pension schemes. Jill is the Chair of Trustees of the Legal Services Commission Pension Scheme.
Since 2015 Jill has been a board member of Nest Corporation, a Mastertrust serving eight million pension scheme members. She is also Senior Independent Director at Nest.
Jill was also appointed Chair of the Welsh Parliament Pension Scheme in 2016 and is now in her second term.
Prior to her portfolio work Jill enjoyed a successful career spanning 25 years focusing on leading organisations in their HR, shared services and organisational transformation activities. She has held senior leadership roles with a range of customer facing private sector organisations including Lloyds Bank, and until 2013 as an Executive Director at Virgin Media where she led internal service delivery.
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 for both LPP Group and LPPI Ltd, LPP’s Investment business. Chris has been with LPP since its inception and is an architect of investment structures and governance.
Prior to joining LPP in 2016, Chris was CIO at London Pensions Fund Authority, one of LPP’s founding clients. Working collaboratively with Northern LGPS, Chris founded and manages GLIL Infrastructure, an Alternative Investment Fund focused on investing in UK infrastructure assets.
Chris has 20 years of investment experience. He has held several senior positions including Head of Alternatives at SEB Investment Management, as well as founding and co-managing the multi-strategy team whilst a Principal at Old Mutual Asset Managers. Earlier in his career, Chris was trained as a risk manager at GNI Fund Management, before taking on investment management responsibility for hedge fund portfolios. Chris graduated from Manchester University and is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst.
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.