Our advisory board

The Local Government Pension Scheme (Scotland) Advisory Board provides advice to Scottish Ministers on a broad range of policy matters relating to the pension scheme.

The board has seven member representatives and seven employer representatives as well as attendees from the Scottish Government and employer and member officials as required. The current members are:

Chair: William McGonigle.

Vice chair: Councillor Alasdair Rankin.

Joint-secretariat: Jonathan Sharma (employer side); Hayley Wotherspoon (employer side; Dave Watson (member side).


Tony Dowling - member representative

William McGonigle - member representative

Stephen Smellie - member representative

Brian Gallagher - member representative

Frank Gray - member representative

Simon Watson - Secretariat to the SAB

Davena Rankin - member representative (UNISON named substitute)

Councillor John Mitchell - employer representative

Councillor Ian McAlpine - employer representative

Councillor Alasdair Rankin - employer representative

Councillor Jim Goodfellow - employer representative

Brian Strathie - employer representative

Councillor Stewart Cree - employer representative



News, guidance, bulletins and minutes are published on the Local Government Pension Scheme Advisory Board website.

Terms of reference

Model constitution

Draft Communications policy

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