Police Pension Board Biographies

Stuart Purdy - Chair

Stuart Purdy has significant financial services' experience gained over the last 30 years, and has held a number of CEO and Board roles in insurance and investments at Aviva and RSA.

He has served as a Trustee of Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution Pension Schemes, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute and a Chartered Insurer.  Stuart is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Police Dependents Trust.  At Aviva, he was a member of the Board of Aviva Europe, Aviva Re and Aviva Investment Management Europe and served as a pan-European Product and Investment Director responsible for Products, Investments and Reinsurance across Aviva's 12 European businesses. Latterly, he was CEO of RSA's operations across Asia and the Middle East.

Jennifer Adams – Vice-Chair

Jennifer Adams - Teachers' PBJennifer is an experienced pensions lawyer, independent trustee and pension scheme secretary with over 20 years experience of working in the pensions industry.

After five years of working as legal director of a leading financial services organisation, Jennifer has moved to private practice with a focus on pension scheme governance, providing advice and support to both trustee boards and employers, helping them fulfil their legal obligations in relation to pensions in an effective and efficient way.

Having been the Vice Chair of the Scottish Teachers' Pension Board for the last three years, Jennifer has a good understanding and first hand-experience of the role which the Pension Board will play in relation to the Police Pension scheme in Scotland.

Andrew Barker – member representative

Andrew Barker - Police PB

Having spent 32 years in the police service and having for four years held the Chair of the Scottish Chief Police Officers Staff Association, Andrew Barker has had a keen interest in Police Pensions. Following his retirement as Chief Constable of Fife Constabulary in 2013, he was retained by Chief Officers within Police Scotland as General Secretary of SCPOSA. In each of these roles, he was and is currently closely involved in the formation and development of regulations relating to Chief Officers in association with the Scottish Government and Scottish Police Authority. In the roles he has held in recent years, he has had a close involvement in all matters relating to the conditions of service of police officers of all ranks, including pensions. He has been a member of the Staff Side of the Police Negotiating Board since 2009 and has carried this role to the newly formed Scottish Police Negotiating Board and Scottish Police Consultative Forum, where he represents Chief Officers. Andrew was awarded the Queens Police Medal in the 2013 New Year's Honours List. 

Sharon Dalli – employer representative

Sharon Dalli - Police PB

Sharon Dalli is a Pensions Manager with Police Scotland. She is an Associate of the Pensions Management Institute and has been involved in the pensions' industry for 28 years, which has provided her with a range of technical and operational expertise. She has experience of working with Police Pensions over the last nine years, with involvement in administration and matters relating to policy and compliance, at both local and national levels. She chairs the UK Police Pensions Technical Working Group in conjunction with the Home Office, sharing experience with colleagues in forces in England and Wales. Having sat as a member of the Consultative Panel for Lothian Pension Fund for the last two years, and being involved in the PNB SSC PWG, she has had involvement with pension committees and has responsibility for presenting on pension matters for the organisation at committee meetings of the Scottish Police Authority. Sharon has been involved in the implementation of changes in the police pension schemes in both 2006 and 2015, and tax changes since 2006, which have had implications for police officers pensions'. In previous roles, she has managed implementation of pension services for external clients, provided services to Trustees, and managed teams responsible for pensions service delivery, client management and within consultancy. Sharon also led the recent project for the organisation to transfer the pension administration to SPPA from legacy forces.

David Hamilton – member representative

David Hamilton - Police

David Hamilton is a Sergeant in the Police Service of Scotland, and Chair of North Area Committee and Sergeants' Central Committee of the Scottish Police Federation. He has been a member of the Scottish Police Federation Joint Central Committee (management body) for four years and a member of PNB Staff Side for nearly 18 months. As a member of the 1987 Police Pension Scheme (and CARE scheme as of April 2015), he has a good understanding of the issues, challenges, expectations and conflicts that exist in managing this scheme. He has a good knowledge of the new pension scheme and has actively tracked its progress from scheme design to draft legislation. He has been on many project boards delivering reform and improved service delivery and has a thorough understanding and appreciation of governance and risk.

David Christie - employer representative

David is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) with over 30 years of experience in the public sector, predominantly in the NHS, education and local government sectors. For the past 10 years, David has specialised in statutory reporting and as part of this overall responsibility, he has worked closely with auditors and actuarial advisors to ensure accurate and full employee benefit reporting and disclosure, including pension scheme details. This period also covered detailed work on the adoption of International Accounting Standard 19 (IAS19) by public sector bodies which led to the inclusion of pension liabilities within published core financial statements along with supporting notes. David has provided support to a range of Audit Committees and Boards of Management during his career, and currently works closely with Police Scotland colleagues to ensure accurate records and forecasts on pension costs and funding. This also involves regular updates and discussion with Scottish Government officers to advise and discuss levels and trends for these areas.

John Maclean -  interim employer representative

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