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Growth Plan Employer Committee

The Growth Plan Employer Committee (EC) is nominated by employers within the Plan to act as their representative for consultation with the Trustee. EC responsibilities cover four main areas of activity: scheme funding, investment strategy, scheme stewardship and scheme benefits.

Typically, the EC meets twice a year, but will meet more often in a valuation year.

The EC is made up of 15 members nominated and elected by participating employers. 

  • Simon Smart (Chair) Benenden School 
  • Rona Betts Aster Group
  • Sarah Blackburn Community Council for Somerset
  • Steve Cochrane Save the Children
  • Clare Elliott Redmaids High School​
  • Rodney Hedley Hilden Charitable Fund​
  • Tanya Hill Oxfam
  • William Howarth YHA
  • Jenny Jenkinson Hull Community & Voluntary Services
  • Karen MacLaughlin VSO
  • Steven Markiewicz Welwyn Hatfield CAB
  • Iain Smith British Red Cross​
  • Gordon Sutton St. John Ambulance
  • Peter Waugh North Star Housing
  • Jan Wilkinson CAFOD

The Growth Plan Employer Relationship Manager and Committee Secretary from TPT attend EC meetings. Representatives from TPT’s Trustee Services, Covenant and Investment teams or Executive Board may also attend depending on the topics to be discussed. 

If you would like contact the Committee to share your views or ask a question, you can do so by emailing GPEmployerCommittee@tpt.org.uk

GP Employer Committee Meeting Minutes

  • GP123 DB - ECG Minutes (September 2018) Download
  • GP123 DB - ECG Minutes (May 2018) Download