Client feedback


I found the trustee training really beneficial, highly recommended. I am not a trustee, I represent the employer and I think it will be valuable for me in future, having a better understanding of the trustees' perspective.
Dave Strain,
Royal Yachting Association
In any major corporate transaction, time is of the essence. PSGS' pragmatic commercial approach helped us manage the pensions aspects of our group re-structure to ensure a positive outcome for all parties.
David Wilman,
CFO at Survitec Group
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.
Stuart Barker,
Internal Pensions Consultant, RSPCA
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.
Ray Pygott,
Partner at KPMG LLP
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.
Duncan Buchanan,
Partner at Hogan Lovells
Excellent service - as expected and why PSGS was chosen.
Stuart Barker ,
Independent Occupational Pensions Consultant, RSPCA
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Gerald Wellesley

Client Director

Contact Gerald

Reading

Tel 0118 207 2925

Role

Gerald acts as professional trustee to both defined benefit and defined contribution clients.

Background & experience

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

Areas of specialism

  • investment strategy
  • governance
  • scheme mergers
  • investment manager reviews
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