“Their pragmatic approach helps with quick and easy decision making. Another approach might have made things more difficult.”
“Kathy, may l take this opportunity to thank you for your assistance. There were many times l thought l was losing my mind during my efforts with Aviva. You were a pillar of support for me and you saw my case through to the very end. I cannot thank you enough but thank you again. It is through people like you who strive for professional fairness as well as thoroughness, HCA has such a good reputation.”
“PSGS have provided sound and professional advice through a number of difficult pension decisions – would thoroughly recommend.”
“The trustee training course covered a wide variety of subjects which gives a good basis for future discussion and decision making during trustee meetings.”
“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 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.”
Kathy co-ordinates all day-today activities for a range of trustee secretary appointments and supports our team of independent trustees.
Kathy began her career in 1984 in pension scheme administration working for British Shipbuilders in-house pensions department. She moved to Aon Hewitt where she held a number of senior roles, most latterly encompassing financial and operational responsibility for three administration teams.
Kathy’s joined us in 2013 and her role covers all aspects of managing defined benefit (DB) and defined contribution (DC) pension schemes. Working as part of the wider pension secretariat team, she supports our trustee secretaries on large appointments.
Kathy played a key role in implementing our assurance reporting framework to achieve AAF 02/07 accreditation.
As well as surviving 30 years in pensions, Kathy also made it to the end of a zip line through a rain forest despite her fear of heights!
Qualifications: PMI Qualification in Pensions Administration & Retirement Provision Certificate
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