LGPS Central , Chief Executive
Mike became Chief Executive of LGPS Central Limited in 2019. The company was established to manage the pooled LGPS investment assets of Cheshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, West Midlands Pension Fund and the WMITA Fund. It’s building the capabilities to become responsible for c.£45bn of assets, managed on behalf of almost one million pension scheme members and c.2,000 participating employers. LGPS Central Limited is FCA regulated and offers a comprehensive range of investment management services across various asset classes.
The overall aim of the company is to deliver the investment returns Partner Funds need to secure pension payments to their scheme members and dependents for the long-term. It will do this by maximising the scale benefits achievable from LGPS asset pooling, putting Partner Funds first and being a positive alternative to traditional investment managers for LGPS schemes.
Previously, Mike served as the first CEO of the Pensions Infrastructure Platform, a specialist infrastructure investment manager, and Chief Investment Officer for the pension schemes of Daily Mail and General Trust plc. He has almost 30 years of UK pensions and investment management industry experience.