Peter Scales OBE
Peter is a Senior Adviser and a chartered public accountant with over 45 years’ experience in local government finance, 25 of these within pensions. He has built a governance advisory capability with MJ Hudson Allenbridge and currently works with three pension funds, two in local government and one major fund in the private sector, and has undertaken several ad hoc projects for local authority funds.
Within the wider pensions industry, Peter maintains a role in seeking to develop good practice on investment governance through association with Local Government Chronicle, producing conference programmes and chairing events. He also chairs the Pension Fund Service and, until recently, the Marathon Club, is chairman of trustees of the Scout Association Pension Fund, and a trustee of the Life Academy and the Occupational Pensions Trust.
Until December 2006, Peter was Chief Executive of the London Pensions Fund Authority, administering a scheme valued at £3.5 billion. This included leading the restructuring of investment strategy, the introduction of SIPS, funding strategy statements and the practical application of the Myners principles for local government pension schemes. He has played a number of influencing roles in the UK pensions industry, including the NAPF and the CIPFA Pensions Panel, and has helped develop many aspects of guidance on good practice in the administration of LGPS pension funds.