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Appointments

Warrington named new GMPF chair

Warrington named new GMPF chair

Mark Dunne
Friday 9th February 2018

The UK’s largest local government pension scheme has appointed its first female chair.

Brenda Warrington (pictured) is to lead the £23bn Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF), the first woman to do so in the scheme’s 95-year history.

Warrington, who also becomes executive leader of Tameside Council, made it clear that she was not promoted because she is a woman.

“I’m a person who was elected to do the job and I happen to be a woman,” she added. “I hope that more and more women are able to achieve senior positions and top jobs.

“I’m not afraid of hard work and to tackle the difficult issues and I care about people, particularly those who are more vulnerable.”

She replaces Kieran Quinn who passed away on Christmas Day after seven years in the role.

Warrington was quick to pay tribute to her predecessor.

“Under his leadership the Greater Manchester Pension Fund experienced record growth and is now the biggest local government pension scheme in the UK,” she added.

“He led the way on the national debate about pension fund pooling and using investment to drive growth.

“I believe he would expect us to follow his example and continue his good work and do the very best for the people of Tameside and the members of the Greater Manchester Pension Fund.”

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