Employer Forum 2023

This year’s Employer Forum was held at the Amex Stadium (the home of Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club). The Forum is dedicated to supporting employers involved with the East Sussex Pension Fund.

The Forum was well attended and we thank all employers present for taking the time to attend.

The day comprised of a number of presentations on topics relating to the Local Government Pension Scheme. See agenda below. We will cover some of these topics in our December 2023 newsletter for any employers who couldn't attend. If anyone wants the slides for a specific presentation, please email:

[email protected].

Time Topic Speaker
09:00-09:30 Registration - Coffee and Pastries  
09:30-09:35 Welcome Tim Hillman (Engagement Manager)
09:35-09:50 Introduction and Update Councillor Gerard Fox (Chair of Pension Committee)
09:50-10:05 Update from Board Ray Martin (Chair of Pension Board)
10:05-10:40 Environmental Investment Storebrand Asset Management
10:40-11:00 Pension Administration Update Paul Punter (Pensions Administration Manager)
11:00-11:10 Coffee Break  
11:10-11:30 i-Connect Update Paula Jenner (Engagement Officer)
11:30-11:45 Governance Update Mike Burton (Governance Manager)
11:45-12:15 Barnett Waddingham Fund Actuary
12:15-12:35 Communications Update Paul Linfield (Communications Manager)
12:35-13:00 Training and Closing Remarks Tim Hillman (Engagement Manager)
13:00-13:30 Lunch and Close  


Feedback was very positive, which is great news. Employers scored the overall Forum 8.55 out of 10. 

On the day we asked employers to complete a survey. We will now analyse the results and see if any improvements can be made on the way we engage with employers.

Employer Forum 2022

The 2022 forum was dedicated to supporting employers involved with the East Sussex Pension Fund.

About this event

East Sussex Pension Fund were delighted to host the 2022 Employer Forum in person at the Amex Stadium - the home of Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club.

The Forum helped provide training and guidance relating to the Local Government Pension Scheme for employers. The feedback was very positive. The presentations that were delivered can be found below.

Fund update – Councillor Redstone (Pensions Committee)

Update from Chair -– Ray Martin (Chair of Pensions Board)

Valuation Update - Barnett Waddingham (Barry McKay)

Pensions administration – Paul Punter (Head of Pension Admin)

i-Connect  - Paula Jenner (Pensions Engagement Officer)

LGPS 31 Forms - Dillon Piggott ( Accounts & Investment)   

Ill Health Process – Robert Munro - Pensions Officer

Funding Strategy Statement – ESPF/Barnett Waddingham

Communications – Paul Linfield (Communication Manager)

Employer Training/Newsletters -Tim Hillman

Key tasks – (Pensions Administration/Julie Pelham/Jennie Shuttleworth)

Many thanks,

Employer Engagement Team - East Sussex Pension Fund

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Employer Forum 2021

East Sussex Pension Fund held an online/virtual employer forum in November 2021 to provide information on relevant projects that may affect employers along with guest speakers, training and updates on current matters. Here employers can find the recording of this session

Please see the below titles for links to the relevant video sections from our Employer Forum 2021

Councillor Fox - Chair of Pension Committee

Ray Martin Chair of Pensions Board  

Sian Kunert Pension Fund update

Julie Baillie & Karen Jamieson – Barnett Waddingham

George Latham - WHEB Investment Manager

Michael Burton - Compliance and Governance update

Paul Punter - Administration Manager Update

Izzy Widdowson - Engagement and Website update

Paula Jenner & Colin Lewis – I-Connect update

Dillon Piggott LGPs and Contributions Update

Full forum video

Employer Forum 2020

If anyone missed last year's Forum then a video of the forum can be found here: ANNUAL EMPLOYERS FORUM – EAST SUSSEX PENSION FUND FRIDAY 20 NOVEMBER 2020, VIRTUAL EVENT - YouTube