Local Government Pension Scheme Advisory Board

The purpose of the Local Government Pension Scheme (Scotland) Advisory Board is to provide advice to the Responsible Authority, at the Responsible Authority's request, on the desirability of changes to scheme design and the implication of other policy issues.

Membership of the board will consist of;

    • 7 Member representatives
    • 7 Employer representatives

Other attendees (but not members);

    • Scottish Government officials
    • Employer and member officials as required.

Scottish Local Government Pension Scheme Advisory Board

Chair:                                  William McGonigle
Vice chair:                Councillor Alasdair Rankin
Joint-secretariat: Jonathan Sharma (employer side)
                               Hayley Wotherspoon (employer side)  
  Dave Watson (member side)


Tony Dowling Member (representing scheme member interests)
William McGonigle Member (representing scheme member interests)
Stephen Smellie Member (representing scheme member interests)
Brian Gallagher Member (representing scheme member interests)
Frank Gray Member (representing scheme member interests)
Dave Watson Member (representing scheme member interests)
Councillor John Mitchell Member (representing scheme employer interests)
Councillor Ian McAlpine Member (representing scheme employer interests)
Councillor Alasdair Rankin     Member (representing scheme employer interests)
Councillor Jim Goodfellow Member (representing scheme employer interests)
Brian Strathie Member (representing scheme employer interests)
Councillor Stewart Cree Member (representing scheme employer interests)
Davena Rankin UNISON named substitue (representing scheme member interests)


Related Links

Information on the creation of the Scheme Advisory Board can be accessed here

The Local Government Pension Scheme Advisory Board has a website at where news, guidance, bulletins, and minutes are published.

               LGPS SAB Minutes 26 April 2018

               LGPS SAB Minutes 24 Jan 2018
               LGPS SAB Minutes Oct 2017

LGPS SAB Minutes 29 September 2016

               LGPS Employer Data Collection Exercise - June 2016               

               LGPS SAB Minutes - 25 May 2016

               LGPS SAB Minutes - 25 February 2016

               Report - National Scheme Advisory Board

               Letter to Funds on Fiduciary Duty

               LGPS SAB Bulletin June 2016

               LGPS SAB Bulletin March 2016

               LGPS SAB Minutes - 27 Aug 2015                

               SAB Bulletin - Dec 2015

LGPS SAB Minutes - 30 April 2015

Terms of Reference

Model Constitution

Draft Communications Policy

SAB Bulletin - Sept 2015

SAB Bulletin - June 2015

Link to Scottish Government Website