“Where PSGS are appointed to act in conjunction with an existing body of trustees, we have found that they are quickly able to fit in well and gain the trust and respect of their co-trustees. ”
“Very professional and engaged service.”
“I wanted to look at the effectiveness of our trustee board, so Gillian, our PSGS scheme secretary, provided their trustee self-assessment tool to help me gather thoughts and opinions from others on the board. The tool was extremely easy to use and asked all the right questions to help me collect the information I needed as Trustee Chair. It is a great example of the way PSGS shares knowledge with their clients and makes dealing with key governance issues easy. As well as enabling me to meet one of the Regulator’s 21st century trusteeship requirements, using the tool has flagged trustee training needs and ways we could improve trustee meetings further. ”
“In any major corporate transaction, time is of the essence. PSGS's pragmatic commercial approach helped us manage the pensions aspects of our group re-structure to ensure a positive outcome for all parties. ”
“These days, Boards need real expertise on tap (with excellent back-up) to cope with a constantly evolving and more regulated environment. PSGS is geared to delivering that.”
“Excellent service - as expected and why PSGS was chosen.”
Fiona acts as chair of trustees for several clients and as sole trustee for others for ongoing final salary and hybrid schemes.
Fiona started her career in 1994 as Assistant Company Secretary for Bridport-Gundry Limited (now Bridport plc), also acting as inhouse Assistant Pensions Manager.
Fiona decided to focus solely on pensions, moving to work as Assistant Pensions Manager with SAUR Water and then Premier Hotels Limited where she undertook to bring in the administration of the GPP scheme.
Fiona moved into trusteeship when she joined us in 2001. Her wide experience means she understands the many complex challenges faced by schemes, sponsoring employers and co-trustees and is able to suggest pragmatic and effective solutions. She specialises in small to medium size pension funds.
Fiona has undertaken and successfully completed a Critical Thinking course run by Oxford University and has been a parent representative at her daughter’s school.
Qualifications: Qualified - Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA), Associate of the Pensions Management Institute (APMI).
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