Client feedback


Appointing Kevin as KBC professional trustee was one of the best decisions the bank took. He complements the other two trustees and also appreciates the position of the employer too. The experience a professional trustee adds is invaluable and they can share their knowledge and market practice within the KBC plan. Kevin manages the budget in consultation with the bank, fully debriefs all parties and maintains a constant dialogue with myself (as HR Manager) and trustees. Since we have worked together for a number of years, Kevin also appreciates some of the limitations we face ie budgets, and always comes up with a proactive approach and solution. His input is particularly valued by the bank trustee who is an actuary in our pensions department in Belgium Head Office.
Sharron King,
KBC Bank
We don't have any worries - PSGS are always there for us and plan ahead with advisers and agendas.
Stephen Allaker,
Bristol Myers-Squibb
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
Ann is very proactive and ensures we address all issues well ahead of time and extremely efficiently.
Ian Edwards,
Comet
In my experience, not all professional trustees are able to cope with tricky or potentially confrontational situations. I find PSGS has massive experience in getting involved, earning the respect of others and resolving such issues. They get stuck in – they are a first rate team.
Katherine Dandy,
Partner at Sackers & Partners
They deliver above expectation when the scheme has a particular challenge.
Ian Edwards,
Comet
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Kat Gruenewald

Assistant Scheme Manager

Governance services

Contact Kat

Reading

Tel 0118 207 2897

Role

Kat is an experienced pensions professional and co-ordinates day-to-day activities for a variety of pension schemes.

Background & experience

Kat began her pensions career in 2013 at Trigon Pensions as a consultancy services administrator, quickly progressing through the ranks into a pensions consultant role. She also managed the consultancy team support staff on a day to day basis. Her duties included being the main point of contact for trustees, managing secretarial duties and scheme governance policies and procedures.

Kat Joined PSGS in 2021. She attends meetings and conference calls, prepares agendas and drafts and reviews minutes and communications, such as newsletters and member notices.

Kat enjoys a challenge. From walking 100km in 7 days to organising various charity events, such as murder mystery, table tennis tournaments and abseiling.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) Law and German, PMI Advanced Diploma in Retirement Provision, Project Management Certification (APMQ)

Areas of specialism

  • trustee meeting management
  • secretarial services
  • policies & procedures
  • managing actions for timely delivery

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