“So much more proactive than the previous company. On the ball - thinking in advance of things needing doing - very proactive.”
“Many organisations and people provide the services that clients need. In my opinion, the differentiator is in the way those services are provided and to that extent, Kathy embodies the qualities that I have come to value from PSITL. Kathy is organised but not fussy; diligent but not dogmatic; persistent without being pushy and compliant in a pragmatic way. Whilst she takes ownership and drives issues forward, Kathy is a team player who uses her and her colleagues experience to provide services to her trustee client whilst working closely with those like me representing the sponsoring employer. She works collaboratively with advisers but constructively challenges the scope of services, fees and service standards whenever necessary and makes sure that member needs are always taken into account. I enjoy working with her and trust that she will deliver what is required by the trustee and the members they represent in a manner satisfactory to the sponsoring employer. ”
“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.”
“The trustee training course covered a wide variety of subjects which gives a good basis for future discussion and decision making during trustee meetings.”
“They deliver above expectation when the scheme has a particular challenge.”
“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.”
Gerald acts as professional trustee to both defined benefit and defined contribution clients.
Gerald has nearly 40 years’ experience in finance and 15 years as a pension trustee. He acts as chair of trustees, sole trustee and co-trustee on a variety of defined benefit and defined contribution schemes, including master trusts. He is also a member of an Independent Governance Comiittee (IGC).
Gerald started his career in New York as a management trainee at The Bank of New York (BNY). He moved into corporate banking, before progressing his career in London in management roles at BNY and Société Générale.
In 2005, Gerald led an HR team of over 50 at BNY and became a trustee of their hybrid pension scheme. He later became Head of European Pensions at BNY Mellon, which provided him with broad experience in the strategy, investment and financial management of pension schemes across the UK, Europe and Scandinavia.
Gerald is an adventurous type, having sailed the Pacific Ocean and co-led an expedition of students to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. As you do, in your spare time...
Qualifications: BA from Williams College, MA, PMI Level 3 Award in Pension Trusteeship DB/DC, accredited professional trustee
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