Local Pension Board

Further information and guidance on Local Pension Boards is available below.

Interested in being a board member?

Looking for an opportunity to shape the delivery of pension services for the London Borough of Havering Pension Fund?

The London Borough of Havering is looking for individuals with capacity and enthusiasm to be part of its local pension board and to assist the Council to ensure the pension fund members’ benefits are secure, paid on time and to the right people whilst acting in line with the legal framework surrounding pensions.

In accordance with the Local Government Pension Scheme Regulations and the Public Service Pensions Act 2013, each fund must provide for the establishment of a Pension Board whose function is to assist the Council in its role as Administering Authority in the exercise of their duties in accordance with the Local Government Pension Scheme Regulations, and other associated regulations.

We currently have one board vacancy and are seeking applications from individuals who can represent the scheme employers of the Council pension scheme, who will have the time to commit to attend meetings, undertake training and effectively represent scheme employers, and ideally who can bring experience and enthusiasm to the role.

You will work with the officers responsible for the pension arrangements of the Council’s pension fund to assist with ensuring compliance with pension legislation and requirements imposed by the Pensions Regulator. Importantly you will play an active role in ensuring the effective governance and administration of the Fund to ensure that members and employers of the Pension Scheme receive the best attention and the service to be expected of an up to date and modern pension service.

Details of the roles and responsibilities and other information can be found on this page, alternatively contact Caroline Berry on 01708 432185.

To apply for a position please complete an application form.


Board Members

Employer representatives

Mr David Holmes

David has senior financial management experience in the regeneration, housing, engineering and education sectors. He is currently a Board member and Chair of the Investment Audit and Risk Committee of Estuary Housing Association and has previously been a board member in other housing associations and a medical charity.

He has been an employer representative of the Havering local pension board since August 2015 and was previously an employer representative on the Havering Pension Committee. He was recently appointed to the Estuary Housing Association Pension Committee which deals with a defined contribution scheme operated by Aviva.

His current role (since December 2002) is Director of Finance and Corporate Affairs at Havering College of Further and Higher Education.

Email: dholmes@havering-college.ac.uk


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


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 Chairman of the board since June 2017. 

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 - Biography to follow
Email: anne.giles@gmail.com