UMSS is managed by the Trustee Board. The Trustee Board is currently made up of nine directors: five are nominated by the University and four are nominated by you, the UMSS members.
Member Nominated Directors
University Nominated Directors
Jon Ferns (Chair)
Becoming a Member Nominated Director of UMSS was something I wanted to do and I’m pleased to now be on the board. I believe I can make a positive contribution to how UMSS is run and I am comfortable advising at board level following previous experiences on committees with senior University colleagues.
Whilst still new, I’m starting to learn what is required of my role in UMSS. We hear a number of updates at the board meetings from our chair, secretary and the Scheme actuaries on how we are progressing with the Scheme and they are all great colleagues to work with who care passionately about UMSS.
I’m looking forward to my pensions training over the coming months where I’m sure I will develop my expertise and make a valuable contribution to the board and for members.
I joined UMSS as a member back in late 2019 after several years working for the University. I was originally unaware of the full benefits of the scheme. I am eager to aid in the continuing work of the trustees to realise the best value for our members. I'm also interested in the way schemes like UMSS are structured and managed, so I look forward to improving my knowledge of the field.
I hope to help leverage new and existing technologies to aid the pensions team provide clear, secure, and easy access to the most up to date pensions information for all our members. I am also looking forward to working with our investment partners to best direct the fund during the current changing market conditions.
I love tinkering with technology [3D printing, IOT devices and custom hardware], I am a Liverpool FC supporter [2015 onwards] and within the last 18 months have become an avid swimmer.