Issued: 5 October 2004
The Pensions Trust is pleased to announce the election of two new members and the re-election of one member, to the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) Pension Scheme’s Pensions Advisory Committee. The successful candidates were:
- Bola Adeshina of Clapham Park Project (Employer Nominated Representative)
- Judith Curry of Commonwealth Institute (Member Nominated Representative)
- Martin Scott of Capital Credit Union (Employer Nominated Representative, re-elected)
The new and re-elected members will serve for four years, from 1 October 2004. At the end of their term, they may either step down or stand for re-election.
David Kelly, Chair of the Committee, said: "We are very happy to welcome our two new members and of course, to have Martin still with us. These are difficult times for all final salary arrangements, what with the slow recovery of the stock market, increasing member life expectancy and new pensions legislation due to be brought in over the next few years. I am sure all our Committee members can expect a challenging time ahead."
The SCVO Final Salary Pension Scheme was set up in April 1990. The Scheme provides pensions and ancillary benefits for employees of organisations throughout the UK, which are affiliated to the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations.
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Biographies of the new Committee members
Bola Adeshina is Head of Finance and IT for the Clapham Park Project, a community regeneration organisation. Before this, Bola worked as Director of Finance and Administration with the Museum in Docklands, London and as the Director of Finance and Corporate Services and Company Secretary with Orient regeneration, another community regeneration company in the East End of London. Bola is a Chartered Accountant with a first degree in Computer Science and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from University of Lagos and Thames Valley University.
Judy Curry was appointed Finance Director of the Commonwealth Institute in 2000 and has been Company Secretary since 2003. Before joining the Institute she led the Business Model Assurance Team at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant, with a Mathematics degree from Oxford University and a Masters Degree in Mathematical Trading and Finance from Cass Business School. Judy also has a diploma in Dance Theatre from the Laban Centre and is Chairman of an Anglo-Iranian Theatre Company.