Roger Turner joined the National Federation of Occupational Pensioners (N.F.O.P) in 1996, as Assistant General Secretary. He moved to the post of General Secretary in 1998, and has since led the organisation in campaigns to protect the rights of all pensioners across the country, with a focus on occupational pensioners.
Roger served as Councillor on South Bedfordshire District Council for 12 years and was a Town Councillor, holding the post of Mayor in 1996 and 1999. He is one of the first Community Governors of the Luton and Dunstable Hospital Foundation Trust having been elected in 2006, and has been appointed a Trustee of Counsel & Care. He was a Trustee of Age Concern England until the merger with Help the Aged.
Roger has a degree in Applied Biology and in his past career as an agricultural research scientist, published 16 scientific papers, before moving into sales and marketing.
The National Federation of Occupational Pensioners
The National Federation of Occupational Pensioners (N.F.O.P) is the oldest and largest occupational pensioner organisation in the UK, with close to 90,000 members and 185 branches across the UK.
Established in the 1930s, the organisation was set up to protect and enhance the pensions of individuals retiring from the General Post Office. Now the Federation welcomes members with any type of pension, and campaigns on local and national levels for the rights of the older generation, with a focus on increases to the basic state pension, improvement to welfare benefits and for better, more accessible travel.
N.F.O.P gives evidence to Government inquiries, provides research for Ministers and MPs, lobbies national regulators, local authorities and utilities and maintains strong links with other retirement organisations.
Members can also enjoy social events held by N.F.O.P branches, the Magazine, which is published eight times a year, and various other benefits. For more information please visit www.nfop.org.uk or call 01582 721652.