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London Metropolitan Archives

WARD, Sue (fl 1981-2002)


Reference code(s): LMA/4478

Held at: London Metropolitan Archives

Title: WARD, Sue (fl 1981-2002)

Date(s): 1966-2005

Level of description: Collection

Extent: 2.80 linear metres

Name of creator(s): Ward | Sue | fl 1981-2002 | independent authority on pensions


Administrative/Biographical history:

Sue Ward is an independent authority on pensions, journalist, author, researcher and trainer since 1984.

She is an active member of the Labour Party, being involved in many campaigns concerned with pensions issues over the years, including contributing to publications for the 'Security in Retirement for Everyone' campaign, and sitting on the Executive Committee and acting as a Spokesperson for the Social Security Campaign (1981-1991). She also contributed to the work of various working parties, including the Womens' Monitoring Group, Economic Equality Policy Review Group, and Working Group on Pensions (1984-1997).

She played a significant role in the establishment of the Northern Pensions Resource Group in 1988, acting as Secretary to the Steering Committee of the group for 18 years.

She is a former member of the Occupational Pensions Regulatory Authority and acted as Secretary to the body from 1996-2002.

She was Assistant Secretary for the TUC in the Social Insurance Department from 1982-1984, before going freelance and carrying out work for them on an occasional basis, including writing articles and conducting training courses. From 1994-1995 she was involved in a consultancy role, briefing and lobbying on the Bill that became the Pensions Act 1995. She held a standing invitation to attend the TUC Pension Specialists Group, and received their papers.

She was also a member of the Goode Committee on pensions law reform, set up in the wake of the Maxwell Scandal. She was a co-opted member of the First Working Party established by the Local Authority Pension Funds group in 1982, and of the Working Party on Performance Criteria.

She served as a Director of the Pensions Investment Resource Centre and as a Working Party Observer on behalf of the TUC for the Local Authority Pension Fund Conference's Working Party on Pension Fund Investment which formed a steering group to bring about the PIRC and gave it the majority of its members on its first Council.


Scope and content/abstract:

Collection consists of papers reflecting Sue Ward's involvement with occupational pensions industry during the course of her career. These take the form of minutes and agendas, correspondence, consultation documents, publicity material and audio cassette tapes.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

LMA/4478/A: Collected papers; LMA/4478/B: Labour Party; LMA/4478/C: Northern Pensions Resource Group and Independent Pensions Research Group; LMA/4478/D: Occupational Pensions Regulatory Authority; LMA/4478/E: Trade Union Congress; LMA/4478/F: Local Authority Pension Funds; LMA/4478/G: Pensions and Investment Resource Centre

Conditions governing access:

These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information are subject to access restrictions under the UK Data Protection Act, 1998.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

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Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited by the Pensions Archive Trust in 2007, 2008 and 2010.


Related material:

This collection forms part of the Pensions Archive.

DESCRIPTION NOTES Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: July to October 2009 and updated October 2012

Business records | Documents | Information sources
Occupational pensions | Pensions | Social security | Social services
Pension services | Financial service industries | Service industries

Personal names
Ward | Sue | fl 1981-2002 | independent authority on pensions

Corporate names