“PSGS were overall more professional than others.”
“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. ”
“So much more proactive than the previous company. On the ball - thinking in advance of things needing doing - very proactive.”
“The work that has been done has been delivered beyond expectations.”
“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.”
“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. ”
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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