Joint Committee

The ACCESS Joint Committee

The formal decision-making body within the ACCESS Pool is the Joint Committee. The Joint Committee has been appointed by the 11 Administering Authorities under s102 of the Local Government Act 1972, with delegated authority from the Full Council of each Administering Authority to exercise specific functions in relation to the Pooling of Pension Fund assets.

The Joint Committee is responsible for ongoing contract management and budget management for the Pool and is supported by the Officer Working Group and the ACCESS Support Unit (ASU).

Each Administering Authority is represented by an elected councillor from its Pensions Committee.

Hampshire             Cllr Mark Kemp-Gee (Chairman)

Essex                     Cllr Susan Barker (Vice Chairman)

Cambridgeshire     Cllr Terry Rogers

East Sussex           Cllr Gerard Fox

Hertfordshire          Cllr Ralph Sangster

Isle of Wight           Cllr Adrian Axford

Kent                        Cllr Charlie Simkins

Norfolk                    Cllr Judy Oliver

Northamptonshire  Cllr Jonathon Ekins

Suffolk                     Cllr Karen Soons

West Sussex          Cllr Jeremy Hunt

Kent County Council provides secretariat support to the Joint Committee and publishes electronic copies of agenda and unrestricted public items on their website