Senior lecturer joins the USS trustee board

Dr Wharton

Dr Steve Wharton, Senior Lecturer in French and Communication at the University of Bath, has been appointed to the USS trustee board, effective from 1 September 2016.

Dr Wharton is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, Chair of the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution and Honorary Vice Secretary of the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France. His research interests include LGBTIQ activism, political communication and contemporary French politics, culture and society.

Professor Sir David Eastwood, Chair of the trustee board said:

"I am pleased to welcome Dr Wharton to the USS trustee board. We have recently implemented significant changes to the scheme, introducing a revised CRB section, the USS Retirement Income Builder, and a new defined contribution (DC) section, the USS Investment Builder. There is much to do in the coming months as we develop our services for members.”

Dr Steve Wharton said:

"It is an honour and a privilege to serve on the USS Board, and there has never been a more interesting and challenging time to do so. I look forward to contributing to the stewardship of the scheme and to seeking to ensure that it continues to provide excellent services and benefits to its members.”

Dr Steve Wharton is an appointee of the University and College Union. He replaces Dr Angela Roger who stepped down on 31 August 2016.

Professor Sir David Eastwood said:

"I would like to thank Dr Roger on behalf of the board for her contribution to the trustee’s activities over the past four years. It has been a demanding role as we have sought to respond to the funding challenges pension schemes have faced, and supported the scheme’s stakeholders to decide upon major changes to the scheme’s structure. These challenges continue, and as we prepare for the 2017 valuation I am grateful for the continued commitment of the trustee board to support the scheme and its stakeholders to continue to deliver a secure way to save for retirement, offering valuable benefits with attractive flexibilities for the future.”

A full list of directors can be found on the trustee board page.

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