ACCESS Support Unit

Essex County Council hosts the ACCESS Support Unit (ASU) which provides the day-to-day support for running the ACCESS Pool and has responsibility for programme management, governance, contract management, administration and technical support services to the eleven administering authorities constituting the ACCESS LGPS Pool.

Kevin McDonald – Interim Director

Kevin McDonald leads the ACCESS Support unit. His role is to lead the ASU in supporting the Joint Committee, Officer Working Group and Section 151 Officers.


Mark Paget – Contracts Manager

As contracts manager, Mark Paget brings a wealth of experience in both public and private sectors and is responsible for the provision of commercial insight and direction in respect of procurement, contract management and supplier relationships to the ACCESS Pool.


Dawn Butler – Support Officer

Dawn Butler provides the administration support to the ASU Programme Director, Contracts Manager and Technical Leads. Organising and co-ordinating meetings and providing technical support and a wide range of administrative support.


Technical Leads

The Technical leads are part time virtual roles from within the ACCESS Pension Funds which makes best use of Officers skills and expertise, to benefit the ACCESS Pool.