We are pleased to announce the appointment of Susan Martin as a Non-Executive Director.
Commenting on the appointment, Joanne Segars, LGPS Central Limited Chair, said: “I’m absolutely delighted to welcome Susan to the LGPS Central Limited team. She joins at an extremely exciting time for the Pool as we grow our assets under management, launch new and innovative funds, and deliver the investment returns our Partner Funds need to secure pension payments to their scheme members for the long-term. She brings many years of valuable experience to the important work the Pool is doing.”
Cllr Colin Greatorex, Chair of the LGPS Central Shareholders’ Forum, commented: “Susan has proven her leadership skills in a number of senior roles throughout her career. We were especially impressed with her wide-ranging experience in the world of pensions and are sure she will bring rounded knowledge input to the LGPS Central Limited Board.”
Cllr Eric Kerry, Chair of the LGPS Central Joint Committee, added: “We’re very much looking forward to working with Susan. During the recruitment process, we wanted to find a candidate with a strong insight into local authority pensions, good pension pooling experience and a history of leadership throughout their career. I’m pleased to say that Susan has all of these attributes and I’m certain she will be a real asset to the Pool.”
Speaking on her appointment, Susan said: “I’m honoured to join the Board at LGPS Central Limited and I’m really looking forward to helping the Pool achieve its ambitious goals. This is an important time for the local authority pensions industry as the Pools continue to grow and transition more assets to the benefit of their Partner Funds. I hope to add real value to the excellent work that has already begun at LGPS Central.”
Susan is on the Board of Town and Country Housing and an executive coach. She is the former CEO of fellow UK local authority pensions pool, Local Pensions Partnership Ltd.
Prior to this, she held multiple senior roles at the London Pension Fund Authority, including more than two years as CEO.
She has also held director roles at Greenstone Consulting, Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Cancer Research UK.
She has experience in strategic partnership working, start-ups, acquisitions, mergers, business change and organisational development in several industries.
Additionally, she was Pensions Lead and Board Member at the Public Services People Managers Association for three years and a member of the defined benefit council and LGPS committee at the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association.