“The trustee training course lecturers' explanations and willingness to answer questions were most valuable - even silly ones - although I have learnt there are no 'silly questions' that trustees should ask.”
“As a pensions novice, I felt that the trustee training course gave me a good grounding.”
“We always receive an extremely high level of professionalism from PSGS, allowing us to make informed and appropriate decisions. Their advice is always timely and well received, allowing us to focus on what are the important key issues. They are always accessible and I would not hesitate to recommend their services!”
“The team provide an excellent service with practical and commercial input that we have not found with anyone else.”
“I would recommend them to anyone - I have dealt with a number of other independent trustee firms and would rate PSGS as the best. We are very happy with Mark and the service we get.”
“We now have a very collaborative approach between trustees and employer.”
Alex deals mainly with ongoing schemes and is a member of our management board.
Alex has extensive pensions experience, with more than 20 years as a professional trustee. He started at James Hay Pension Trustees in 1997 looking after executive pension schemes (SSAS, FURBS etc), then gained defined contribution (DC) experience with Winterthur Life.
Alex joined us in 2002. He acts as trustee for a range of ongoing schemes, predominantly defined benefit (DB) but also DC and hybrid. His appointments include chair of trustees, trustee board member and sole trustee.
He has dealt with most circumstances and many industry sectors, including: regulatory bodies, leisure, education, defence, media & technology, automotive & rail, healthcare, manufacturing, publishing, pharmaceuticals, housing associations and legal firms.
In his spare time, Alex suffers the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune on the golf course and still plays a bit of cricket on a Sunday, provided he can be sure of a good tea.
Qualifications: Fellow of the Pensions Management Institute (FPMI), law degree, Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, accredited professional trustee
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