About TfL Pension Fund

Pension Consultative Council

Information about the Pension Consultative Council.

Role of the PCC

The role of the PCC is to:

  • Consider and discuss any issues relating to the operation of the TfL Pension Fund
  • Receive and discuss reports from councillors who are Trustees
  • Make representations on such issues as it sees appropriate to either the Trustees of the Fund, the TfL Pensions Working Group or the Pensioners' Forum
  • Nominate four Trustees
  • Make representations direct to the principal employer about matters which fall outside the remit of the PWG and/or the Pensioners' Forum

The PCC does not deal with issues relating to individual entitlements to Fund benefits.

It normally meets four times a year.


The PCC is made up of 20 councillors in the following sections, elected directly by Fund members as shown below:

SectionElection proceduresNumber of members
Section OneElected by and from members (including dependants of deceased members) already receiving pensions and members with deferred pension benefits, but excluding any members of Sections Two and Three 8
Section TwoElected by and from members who are employees of TfL or its subsidiaries or contractors but excluding members of Section Three 4
Section ThreeElected by and from members who are employees of London Underground Limited or its subsidiaries or contractors, or of Tube Lines Limited 8

The current PCC Councillors

Section One
Alexandra Barnes
David Biggs
Graham Dean
Mark Harding
Luke Howard
Paul Kilius-Smith*
Chris Miller*
Kim Travers
Section Two
Sonja Folarin* - TfL
David Moore - TfL
Cathy Oates - TfL
Mohan Sukumaran - TfL
Section Three
Yetunde Adekola - London Underground
Eddie Darroch (Chair) - London Underground
Tony De Wet - London Underground
Jane Gwynn - London Underground
Khadija McBain - London Underground
Paul Murphy* - London Underground
Paul O'Brien - London Underground
Peter Woods - London Underground


Nominations and elections

The PCC elects its own Chair annually. The PCC Secretary (currently Tim Handley) is provided by TfL. Stephen Field, Director of Pensions & Reward, or his deputy, attends as Pensions Adviser.

The longest-serving quarter of councillors of the PCC must retire from office on 30 November every year.

Any Fund members may nominate, and second, another member as a candidate for election or re-election to the section which represents them all. Retiring Councillors can also be nominated.

The nominee must also provide:

  • The nominee's written confirmation that he or she is prepared to serve on the PCC
  • A personal statement of up to 100 words detailing their reasons for standing for election, or re-election, to the PCC. If they are from section one you should also state whether they are a pensioner or deferred pensioner
  • The nominee's name, as they wish it to appear on the ballot paper
  • Dates the nominee served on the PCC if they have previously been a councillor

The information provided must be factual, appropriate and inoffensive. You may also provide a passport sized photograph of the nominee for inclusion in voting papers.

You should send completed nominations to PCC Secretary, usually by August. Watch the News section for further details and the deadline for submission.

If there are more nominations than vacancies, elections are held by postal ballot among Fund members in the relevant sections.

Nominations of Trustees

Under the Fund rules, the PCC nominates Trustees from among its members as follows:

  • Two Councillors from and by Section One
  • One Councillor from and by Section Two
  • One Councillor from and by Section Three

The PCC decides how long each Trustee is in office. It is normally until the end of the Trustee's PCC period of office.

Summary of meetings

Further information

If you would like more information about the PCC, or a paper copy of the constitution, please contact:

Tim Handley
TfL Pensions
8th Floor, Palestra
197 Blackfriars Road

Email: [email protected]