The SHPS Committee
The Structure of the SHPS Committee
The SHPS Committee consists of the following unpaid members:
- Three members nominated and elected by employers;
- Three members nominated and elected by active and deferred members;
- One member nominated and elected by the Scheme's pensioners;
- One member nominated by the National Housing Federation;
- One member nominated by Community Housing Cymru.
Additional members can be co-opted to the Committee, usually for their expertise in a specific area.
Committee members retire by rotation every two years.
The SHPS Committee Members
|Colin Small (Chair)
||Management Consultant to RSL sector; formerly Festival Housing Group|
||Director of Human Resources: Metropolitan Housing Partnership|
||Group Company Secretary: the ISOS Group|
||Nominated by Teesdale Housing Association|
||Nominated by Community Housing Cymru|
|Nick Horne (Vice Chair)
||Group Chief Executive: Arcadia Housing Group|
||Pensioner; formerly Raglan Housing Association|
||Nominated by the National Housing Federation|
||Co-opted. Finance Director, Midland Heart|
The Role of the SHPS Committee
The Committee meets four times a year, usually in Leeds; additional meetings are scheduled if required. The responsibilities of the Committee are:
- to monitor the administration of The Pensions Trust;
- to ensure the benefits provided by the Scheme comply with legislation;
- to ensure the Scheme is financially secure;
- to make necessary changes to the Scheme to comply with legislation;
- to monitor the investment performance of The Pensions Trust;
- to receive the actuarial valuations and accounts for the Scheme.
Sub-committees deal with items like employers joining or leaving SHPS, investment de-risking, and appeals from members against decisions on complaints. Working parties are set up as required to deal with specified topics - a recent example is assessing employer covenant. Committee members are expected to participate in sub-committees and working parties so the time commitment can be higher than four committee meetings might suggest.
Interested in becoming a committee member?
|The next elections will be held in 2011. Nomination Forms will be issued in April 2011 to active and deferred members, and employers.|
|Candidates who haven't served on the SHPS Committee before will be required to attend a pre-election seminar to learn about the role of a Committee member. This seminar will take place in Leeds on Friday 20 May 2011.|