Until 31 December 2017, there were nine Trustees: four BBC-appointed Trustees, four member-nominated Trustees and one appointed by the BBC Trust. The BBC Trust was formerly the governing body of the BBC and closed on 2 April 2017. As the BBC Trust could no longer appoint a Trustee, the BBC and Trustees considered the structure of the Board, and agreed that from 1 January 2018, it would be expanded to include three Independent Trustees in addition to the eight appointed by the members and employer. The Trust Deed and Rules have been amended to reflect this change.
Bill Matthews (formerly the BBC Trust Trustee) and Kevin Carter (formerly a BBC-appointed Trustee) have taken up roles as Independent Trustees. The Board is in the process of recruiting a third Independent Trustee to join in the summer of 2018. The successful candidate is expected to take over as Chair of the Board when Bill Matthews, the current Chair, retires at the end of
Full details available in the February edition of Prospero available to all on the BBC Website, My Pension; http://www.bbc.co.uk/mypension/documents/prospero.html