Client feedback

Gillian goes above and beyond, she is very responsive to the whole team and delivers outstanding work.
Wendy Stansfield,
Vector Aerospace
Excellent communication - the trustee training course facilitators were clearly knowledgeable and very experienced in their field and able to convey concept and information in a way I was able to understand.
Phillipa McFadyen,
When requesting information by email, I have noticed that there is 'out of hours activity' to answer me. I regard this as a stand out 'above and beyond' - impressed.
Colin has provided invaluable support to me in my role as Chair Trustee.
Back in the day there was a large trustee board, with several independents (from the financial world) and the ex-Chairman of the company was offered the role as Chair of Trustees as a sweetener when he stepped down. Unionised company then divided - broad range of active members. They needed some expertise, consistency and leadership during this time. Wanted a serious/professional to lead and guide the trustees.
Dave Benstead ,
Diodes Zetex
They have helped us save much more and created a cohesive plan to de-risk whilst building an integrated pension team.
Sally-Anne Borrill,
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Claire Barnes

Client Director

Governance services

Contact Claire


Tel 0118 207 2902


Claire is an actuary and pensions governance expert. She works on outsourced and consultancy services.

Background & experience

Claire joined PSGS in 2022 from Barnett Waddingham (BW), where she was a Principal and spent the first 15 years of her career after joining as a graduate actuary. Having qualified as an actuary, she undertook a lengthy secondment working with an in-house administration team for one of the UK’s largest pension schemes. With new skills and experience she moved to the Pension Management team within BW. As a member of the management board, she was a key driver of the team’s growth.

In her role, Claire supports PSGS clients with a broad range of outsourced and consultancy services from pension scheme management, governance and secretarial, to end game planning, board effectiveness and risk management. She also plays a key role in business development to further expand PSGS’ client portfolio.

Claire volunteers at her children’s school and is a keen Leeds Rhinos supporter.

Qualifications: mathematics degree, Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries, PMI Associate, PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner

Areas of specialism

  • pension management
  • scheme funding
  • data
  • end game planning
  • business development

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