“Ian has added more value than we thought he would at the start… which shows it pays to go with someone who is doing the job of a professional trustee as their bread and butter.”
“They are very proactive and full of new ideas, they've brought better scheduling and better minute sets.”
“When requesting information by email, I have noticed that there is 'out of hours activity' to answer me. I regard this as a stand out 'above and beyond' - impressed.”
“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.”
“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. ”
“PSGS were overall more professional than others.”
Kevin is responsible for managing new client relationships and holds several professional pension trustee appointments.
Kevin’s pensions experience began in 1975 as an administrator at Hogg Robinson. He moved into consultancy in 1985 whilst at Antony Gibbs (HSBC).
Kevin joined Guinness Mahon to serve on the boards of its new benefit consulting business and subsidiaries, James Hay Pension Trustees (the SSAS specialist) and Personal Pension Management (the UK’s first SIPP provider). In 1997, he joined SBJ Benefit Consultants as Executive Director with responsibility for new client relationships, and remained throughout the integration into Bluefin and then Capita.
Kevin’s experience includes advising defined benefit (DB) trustees to achieve a successful strategy and effective relationships with scheme sponsors and developing defined contribution (DC) pension strategies. He has acted as a professional trustee and scheme secretary for over 25 years.
Kevin regularly participates in charity fundraisers and also achieved a personal goal to study French Classics.
Qualifications: PMI Trustee Certificate, Certificate in Financial Planning 1-4
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