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Your Trustee Directors and Committees

The assets of the Scheme are held in trust for the benefit of all the members and are managed by the Trustee, BT Pension Scheme Trustees Limited. In addition to the Chairman, there are eight Trustee Directors.

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Adrian Askew

Member Nominated Trustee Director

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David Felder

Trustee Director

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Ben Marshall

Member Nominated Trustee Director

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Billy McClory

Member Nominated Trustee Director

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Jim McInally

Trustee Director

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Keith Nichols

Trustee Director

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Beryl Shepherd

Member Nominated Trustee Director

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John Wroe

Trustee Director

Each Committee provides regular reports to the Trustee Board on key points made and decisions taken at each meeting.

Administration and Communications Committee

Responsible for overseeing administration services provided to the Scheme and its members.

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Investment Committee

Responsible for overseeing the effectiveness of the Scheme’s investment strategy.

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Audit Committee

Responsible for the integrity of the Scheme’s annual Report and Accounts.

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Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVCs) Committee

Responsible for overseeing the Scheme’s AVC arrangements.

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Administration and Communications Committee

This includes monitoring casework related to Scheme Rules, monitoring the development and implementation of an effective communications strategy, and ensuring the Scheme’s Trust Deed and Rules are up to date and reflect any changes arising from regulation and legislation.

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Investment Committee

This includes oversight of investment performance, including the performance of investment allocations and sub-allocations. This Committee now oversees the Responsible Investment Oversight Committee which advises the Trustee Board on responsible investment matters.

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Audit Committee

This includes monitoring the external auditor to ensure independence and objectivity. This Committee also oversees Scheme governance, risk management processes, the internal controls framework and the internal audit function.

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Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVCs) Committee

This includes assessing the Scheme’s AVC arrangements against the standards and quality features set out by the Pensions Regulator, monitoring the overall effectiveness of AVC arrangements and reviewing the appropriateness of investment options.

This trust is completely independent of, and entirely separate from, the sponsoring employer, BT. Separating the Scheme’s assets from the employer’s business ensures that these assets will be available to pay members’ pensions even in the unlikely event of the employer becoming insolvent.