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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 
  • Marilyn Acker VSO
  • Steve Cochrane Save the Children
  • Melanie Gregory Action in Rural Sussex
  • Tanya Hill Oxfam
  • William Howarth YHA
  • Steven Markiewicz Welwyn Hatfield CAB
  • Tom Pettitt Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre
  • Beverley Smith Royal Russell School
  • Gordon Sutton St. John Ambulance
  • Pete Thomas Home-Start UK
  • Jan Wilkinson CAFOD

There are currently three unfilled vacancies. An election will take place in the first quarter of 2019.

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 Senior Management Team 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

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  • GP123 DB - ECG Minutes (December 2017) Download
  • GP123 DB - ECG Minutes (May 2017) Download