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Growth Plan Employer Committee

The Growth Plan Employer Committee (GPEC) was established in April 2008 to involve Growth Plan employers in the operation and future of the Growth Plan.

The GPEC has three main areas of focus: scheme funding, investment strategy and benefit structure.

GPEC members

Tanya Hill 
Oxfam GB

William Howarth 
YHA (England & Wales)

Steven Markiewicz 
Welwyn Hatfield Citizens Advice Bureau

Tom Pettitt 
Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre  

Marilyn Acker (Deputy Chair)
VSO International

Simon Smart (Chair)
Benenden School, Kent

Beverley Smith 
Royal Russell School, Surrey

Gordon Sutton
St John Ambulance 

Janet Wilkinson

Steve Cochrane
Save the Children

Pete Thomas 
Home-Start UK

Representation from TPT Retirement Solutions at GPEC meetings varies according to agenda requirements and availability, but may include:



Michael Ramsey

Chief Executive

Karen Parry

Head of Trustee Services

 Simon Hart
Trustee Services Delivery Manager

James Webster

Senior Scheme Manager

Jacki Johnston

Trustee Services Support Executive

GPEC meetings may also be attended by third parties such as the scheme actuary, investment advisers, etc.

GPEC meetings usually take place once or twice a year in London, depending on the volume of items for consultation.

Meeting Minutes Sept 2016
GP ECG Meeting Minutes 0916

Meeting Minutes Sept 2015
GP ECG Meeting Minutes 0915
Meeting Minutes July 2015
GP ECG Meeting Minutes 0715

Meeting Minutes April 2015
GP ECG Meeting Minutes 0415

Meeting Minutes January 2015
GP ECG Meeting Minutes 0115

GP ECG Terms of Reference
GP ECG Terms of Reference

GP ECG Nomination Form
GP ECG Nomination Form

GP ECG Further Information 
GP ECG Further Information

Information for Employers

The GPECG has produced charts to show overall employer numbers and a breakdown of employer size measured by contingent s.75 withdrawal liability of participating employers of Growth Plan.

Growth Plan S75 Basis Debt at 30 September 2013
GP S75 BASIS DEBT 300913

Growth Plan S75 Basis Debt at 30 September 2012
GP S75 BASIS DEBT 300912

Employers Participating in Growth Plan from 2011-2013