“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. ”
“They deliver above expectation when the scheme has a particular challenge.”
“The Trustee training was very interactive and the presenters were engaging - thank you.”
“The trustee training was a very well-paced overview which gave opportunity to explore ideas and question more deeply at key points.”
“Clare Owen has been a really excellent scheme secretary”
“I enjoy working with PSGS and we have a very positive relationship. I was new to pensions and found them very helpful.”
Gerald acts as professional trustee to both defined benefit and defined contribution clients.
Gerald has over 35 years’ experience in the finance industry, starting in New York as a management trainee at The Bank of New York (BNY). He moved into corporate banking, before transferring to London to progress his career 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. This led to further involvement in pensions, culminating in being named Head of European Pensions at BNY Mellon, a global leader in asset management and asset servicing.
Gerald joined us in 2014. His experience in investment and covenant matters brings very relevant skills to the challenges facing UK pension schemes today. He is a regular speaker at industry events.
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
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