Local Pension Board

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Board Members

Employer representatives

Mrs Denise Broom

Denise started her career at Marks and Spencer, joining the graduate trainee programme at their Head Office in London. This led to an appointment as Procurement manager within the Food Division, securing contracts across all stores.

She was recruited by London Borough of Havering to set up the finance system and infrastructure at the Havering Sixth Form College, ready for its opening in 1991.

Staying within Havering she moved to a secondary school and as Bursar took them through the Academisation process as one of the first converters. During this time she studied for the certificate in School Business Management (CSBM).  Whilst here Denise was seconded to another secondary school , for one year , to review financial systems, processes and procedures , reporting directly to London Borough of Havering.

Denise is currently the Business Development manager for the LIFE Education Trust which comprises of 5 schools in Havering and Essex.  She joined the Havering Local Pensions Board in November 2018 as an employer representative.

Email: dbroom@fbaok.co.uk


Mr Andrew Frater 

Email: afrater@hallmeadschool.com 


Scheme member representatives

Mark Holder

Mark has had a keen interest in occupational pension schemes since joining the Royal Mail scheme in 1984. He has worked in Local Government since June 2009 focussing on improving council policy and performance. 

He has no formal pension qualifications but a keen and analytical mind willing to challenge existing practices and looking to improve pension’s administration.  He is a former member of the Institute of Management services specialising in work study and organisational improvement. He has a Higher National Certificate in Electro-Mechanical Engineering and PRINCE 2 trained.

He has been an employee representative of the Havering local pension board since August 2015 and was Chairman of the board from June 2017 to August 2019

He currently works as Customer Insight Officer in the London Borough of Havering Business Intelligence team.

Email: Mark.holder@havering.gov.uk
Mrs Ann Giles

Anne has been a member of Council staff for the past 29 years and a member of the pension scheme for the past 27 years.  In that time she has worked for a number of different directorates and is now the School Business Manager at Whybridge Infant School.

On leaving school Anne worked for HSBC for several years before moving to Norwich Union Life Insurance Society (NULIS) now renamed AVIA.  When working at NULIS she was a Senior Company Pensions Administrator dealing with all aspects of pension’s administration from starting a new pension scheme, to adding new member’s right through to setting up pension’s payments and then dealing with the pensions coming to an end.

Within her school role Anne helps the staff understand their pension statements and explains their options prior to retirement.

Anne has been an employee member of the Havering Local Pensions Board since January 2017.

Email: anne.giles@gmail.com