The membership of the Board is designed to include a broad spectrum of scheme stakeholders. Members have been appointed either by appropriate representative bodies or by nomination and election. Please contact the Board secretariat in order to ask questions about the work of the Board or to put forward items for consideration.

The membership of the Board is designed to include a broad spectrum of scheme stakeholders. Members have been appointed either by appropriate representative bodies or by nomination and election. Please contact the Board secretariat in order to ask questions about the work of the Board or to put forward items for consideration.

Chair of the Board

Malcolm Eastwood - CBE, CStJ, QFSM, FIFireE

Malcolm enjoyed an enviable career serving for 35 years in the Fire & Rescue Service, starting as a firefighter with the West Riding County Fire Service and culminating in his appointment as Chief Fire Officer of the Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue Service at the age of 40. He subsequently took command of the Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service in 1995 where he served until his retirement in 2004. Besides his ‘Day Job’, Malcolm worked at National level with the Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA), and the Association of Principal Fire Officers (APFO). Since his retirement from the Service in 2004, Malcolm has continued his work with CFOA and APFO with whom he represents retired Principal Fire Officers.

He currently sits as a Scheme Member on the Hampshire Fire & Rescue Authority Pensions Advisory Board and was, in January 2016, appointed as the Chairman of the Firefighters Pension Schemes National Advisory Board, a voluntary position answering to the Secretary of State for Police and Fire within the Home Office.

Malcolm Eastwood

Scheme Employer Representatives

Cllr John Bell

Councillor Bell was elected to Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council in 1975. He is Leader of the Conservative Group and a member of the Local Government Association Fire Services Management Committee.

Until recently, Cllr Bell served on the Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Authority, a position he held for twenty years. During that time, Cllr Bell was Chair of Human Resources and Vice and Deputy Chair of the authority.

Cllr Bell

Cllr John Fuller

Councillor Fuller is the South Norfolk Council Leader with responsibility for External Affairs, and Chairman of Cabinet. He is a key member of the Greater Norwich Growth Board and the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership. He is part of the LGA General Assembly, the District Councils’ Network Executive, Norfolk Pension Fund and Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association.

Cllr Fuller

Cllr Roger Phillips

Councillor Phillips is the chair of the Local Government Pension Scheme Advisory Board (E&W) and also chaired the LGA’s UK wide Local Government Pension Committee. He is a member and former leader (2003-2011) of Herefordshire Council and has been a lead LGA member on workforce and pay negotiations since 2007. He also chaired the LGPS2014 Project Board which brought together employer, employee and government representatives in order to reform the scheme.

Cllr Phillips was appointed a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2006.

Cllr Phillips

Cllr Roger Price

Councillor Price has been a Member of Hampshire Fire & Rescue Authority for the last 16 years and has been the Liberal Democratic spokesperson for the last 12 years.

Cllr Price is a Director of 3S Fire, a trading company of Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, a Member of the Hampshire Fire Service Pension Committee and has attended the Fire College weekend training courses. He has been a Member of the Local Government Association Fire Commission for the last 12 years.

Cllr Price

Fiona Twycross AM

Fiona Twycross has been on the London Assembly as a London-wide member since May 2012 and was re-elected in 2016. She is Deputy Leader and Whip of the Labour Group and is spokesperson on Fire and the Economy for the London Assembly Labour Group.

Fiona was appointed Chair of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority in 2016 and has been leader of the Labour Group on LFEPA since 2013. She is also Chair of the London Resilience Forum.

Fiona is a member of the Assembly's Economy Committee and Health Committee. She led an investigation into the scale of food poverty in London on behalf of the Assembly’s Health and Environment Committee, and produced the report A Zero Hunger City: Tackling Food Poverty in London. Fiona campaigns on low pay and child poverty, particularly around take-up of the London Living Wage.

Prior to her election, she worked for the health charity, Diabetes UK. She is a Trustee of the Encephalitis Society and Trust for London.

Fiona Twycross

Scheme Member Representatives

Tristan Ashby

Tristan Ashby has represented the Retained Firefighters’ Union (RFU) for over 20 years and was appointed the Chief Executive Officer in January 2016. He represents the RFU as one of the seven Employee Representatives on the Scheme Advisory Board.

Tristan served in Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service from 2002 - 2010 as a Retained firefighter and was active locally in Norfolk as the County Secretary during which time the RFU achieved full collective bargaining rights.

As a devoted family man, Tristan is married with three children. He is also very active within the local community undertaking the role as the Chair of Governors for a local primary school and a FA qualified football coach.

Tristan Ashby

Francis Bishop


Dave Limer

Dave served as a firefighter in Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue service for over 30 years until December 2015. During that time, he was elected into various FBU positions both local and national, including the FBU Executive Council Member for the East Midlands region and FBU National Treasurer until retiring from the fire service in December 2015.

Dave Limer

Glyn Morgan

Glyn sits on the Scheme Advisory Board as a scheme members’ representative from the Fire Officers’ Association (FOA). He served for over 30 years as a member of Nottinghamshire and Strathclyde Fire and Rescue Services before retiring in 2008. He has since been employed as the FOA’s Chief Executive Officer.

Glyn’s involvement with the management of fire pensions dates back to 1996 when he became the FOA representative on the Central Fire Brigades Advisory Council’s Pensions Sub Committee. He subsequently continued to represent the FOA on the English Firefighters Pension Committee until its dissolution in 2015.

He is also a member of the Fire Pensions Scheme Advisory Board for Scotland.

Glyn Morgan

Des Prichard

Des served for 39 years in the Fire & Rescue Service, appointed as the Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive for East Sussex & Brighton, a post he held from 2001 through to 2015. He was Chairman of the Association of Principal Fire Officers (APFO) from 2005-2015, a Board member of the Chief Fire Officers' Association from 2004-2014 and served on the National Pensions Committee, the predecessor of the SAB for 12 years.

Des now works as an advisor to APFO, for the Institute of Directors and the Cross Sector Leadership Exchange.

Des Prichard

Samantha Rye

Sam Rye is currently a serving operational fire-fighter with over 27 years service.

Sam is also secretary of the national women's committee of the Fire Brigades Union.


Sean Starbuck

Sean Starbuck has been an elected FBU national officer since 2007. He worked for 21 years as an operational firefighter in Humberside, prior to which he was a coal miner in South Yorkshire.

Sean Starbuck


Helen Scargill - technical advisor

Helen has been involved in pension’s administration since her appointment to West Yorkshire Pension Fund in November 1984 as a Pensions Officer and has worked in a number of roles in the organisation since joining. With over 30 years’ experience she has a thorough knowledge of all aspects of the Fire-fighters’ Pension Schemes.

Helen has been a member of a number of working groups involved with the Fire-fighters’ Pension Schemes, these have included the 2006 regulations and the subsequent options exercise and more recently the working party dealing with the RDS modified pension scheme. She is currently the chair of the Fire-fighter Pensions Technical Community and the chair of the North East Region Fire Officers Group.

Helen Scargill