39.1. The Board considered a report on future appointments of Board members and the independent Chair.
39.2. The Chair observed that this would likely be the final meeting of the Board as currently constituted as four members were reaching the end of their four year term and his role would need to be re-advertised. He said that it would be unfortunate to disrupt the Board’s composition given the good work it had done and the accumulated knowledge the Board members now possessed. Councillor Kevin Allen (KA) agreed that the Board had performed well and said that it had been well chaired too. He reminded the board he was not standing as a Councillor in the Brighton & Hove City Council elections in May so would also no longer be a member of the Board.
39.3. The Chair commented that it was not clear whether the Governance Committee would be recommended to agree to a two year extension of board members’ appointments or to reappointment them (or an alternative representative) for a new four year term. OO said that the two year extension would be at the discretion of the Governance Committee and that the current members of the Board were able to seek reappointment to the Board.
39.4. BR said that he had been aware that he had been appointed for four years but was disappointed the Board members had been informed about it in this way. He said that he had agreed with the Leader of Wealden District Council that he would not seek reappointment to the Pension Board.
39.5. The Board RESOLVED to note the report.