“PSGS was chosen because of their knowledge of the subject and awareness of our particular schemes.”
“We now have a very collaborative approach between trustees and employer.”
“In my experience, not all professional trustees are able to cope with tricky or potentially confrontational situations. I find PSGS has massive experience in getting involved, earning the respect of others and resolving such issues. They get stuck in – they are a first rate team.”
“PSGS were overall more professional than others.”
“Ever increasing regulation has placed a heavy burden on trustees both in terms of time and the risk of non-compliance. PSGS has the experience and the resources to help trustees manage these burdens.”
“The team provide an excellent service with practical and commercial input that we have not found with anyone else.”
Chris is chair of three trustee boards and sits on two others. He also spends part of his time at BAE Systems in their pensions department.
Chris has been involved in the pensions industry for many years, starting in 1973 at Prudential as an actuarial trainee in their pensions division.
In the mid eighties he moved to what later became Aon Hewitt, where he fulfilled a wide range of senior roles. These included client management, divisional director and scheme actuary appointments.
Chris joined us in 2011. Throughout his pensions career as actuary and chair of trustees, he is most proud of resolving a very contentious issue between a sponsoring company and trustee board in connection with the interpretation of the scheme’s rules. It was a long running and difficult matter involving conflicts of interest, inadequate records, significant amounts of money and conflicting legal opinions.
Qualifications: Mathematics degree, Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (FIA).
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