Lynda Bowen – Pensioner Member Representative

Lynda Bowen grew up in Lincolnshire. Her career in local government started as a social worker in Devon and then in 1993 she returned to this area with her husband and three children to take up positions as a Senior Manager of Adult Social Care services in North Lincolnshire and Hull. Before her retirement in 2010 she was a Chief Officer in Leeds Council, where she completed her MBA. Her late husband was a manager for North East Lincolnshire Council.

After working as a Board member for various local housing associations Lynda is currently Chair of Lincolnshire Housing Partnership. Lynda also has a Holiday Accommodation business in Tealby and is a firm advocate of the virtues and delights of a holiday in Lincolnshire. Lynda has recently remarried and now lives in Portishead, near Bristol. Lynda enjoys hiking and skiing but her main interest is spending time with her own and her husband’s grandchildren.

Natasha McLararen – Employer Representative

Pensions Manager at the University of Lincoln delivering the pensions and retirement operation covering Local Government, Teachers and Universities Superannuation pension schemes.

This includes auto enrolment and the provision of financial education across the university and also working with the Students Union. Responsible for overseeing Higher Education role analysis, and other corporate benefit provision including healthcare, relocation, salary sacrifice schemes plus various local benefits and wellbeing initiatives.

Recently completed the Pensions Management Institution (PMI) Diploma in Retirement Savings and Employee Benefits and enjoys helping employees to better understand their pensions and options for the future.

Previously worked as a HR manager for a national construction and property group of companies and as a Legal Executive at a firm of solicitors.

Guy Lonsdale – Employer Representative

Guy is the Deputy S151 Officer at North East Lincolnshire Council and leads the Council’s finance and accountancy team. He is a qualified accountant and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Prior to joining North East Lincolnshire Council, he held managerial positions with KPMG and the Audit Commission providing assurance and audit services to a wide range of organisations  across the public, private and voluntary sectors. 

As a result he brings a wide range of financial, technical and managerial knowledge and experience to the role. As Chair of the Local Pension Board he is keen to ensure that the board adds value and acts in the best interest of all stakeholders.

Jayne Karlsen - Active Member Representative

Jayne is the Human Resources Manager for Hull Culture and Leisure Ltd (HCAL) which was established in April 2015 following a TUPE transfer from a local government employer.  HCAL manages the delivery of Museums & Galleries, Leisure facilities, Parks and Open Spaces, Theatre and Halls, Libraries and commercial Catering and Hospitality on behalf of Hull City Council.

Over 25 years’ experience in local government as a HR Officer and previously as a HR Manager for an outsourcing company working mainly on local government contracts and bids. 

Graduated from Humberside University in 1997 and now a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

A range of experience in all areas of local government service delivery with a keen interest in employment law.  With the ever changing landscape of pensions administration and regulations, Jayne is keen to learn about and hopefully help shape, the future of the scheme.

Julie Davey – Active Member Representative

I have over 30 years’ experience in local government and am currently ‘heading up’ the North Lincolnshire Trading Standards Food and Feed team.

After graduating from Bradford University with a degree in ‘Science and Society’, I joined West Yorkshire Trading Standards Service in 1981.  Having qualified as a Weights and Measures Inspector, I gained a whole range of experience in all areas of Trading Standards before moving to Humberside County Council in 1990. Here, as Fair Trading team leader and consumer credit specialist I carried out a number of audits on behalf of the Office of Fair Trading (now Financial Conduct Authority) as to the suitability of businesses to hold a consumer credit licence.

I moved back to Scunthorpe in 1997 where I gained the Master in Business Administration and qualified as a financial investigator for the purposes of enforcing the ‘Proceeds of Crime’ legislation.

I am accustomed to interpreting legislation, assimilating large amounts of complex data and adapting to rapid changes in both the legislative and economic background and as such am enjoying my role on the Local government pension board, which is both challenging and rewarding.

With retirement moving ever closer,  I am keen to play my part in the ‘board’ before carrying out the long awaited promise to write that book, “ It shouldn’t happen to a Trading Standards Officer” !

Councillor John Dennis - Employer Representative

Cllr Dennis is a member of The Association of Estate Agents and Auctioneers and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He is active in his local community and has been a member of Hedon Town Council since 2000 and a Ward member for South Holderness West since 2011. He was also the 658th, 667th and 668th Mayor of Hedon.

During his time as a Ward Member, Cllr Dennis has served on various committees, and has been Chairman of the Licensing and Licensing Act 2003 committee, Chair of the East Riding Review Panel and the Chairman of East Riding of Yorkshire Council in 2016/17. Since May 2019, Cllr Dennis has been a cabinet Member of East Riding of Yorkshire Council and an Employer Representative of East Riding Pension Funds Local Pension Board.

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