“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.”
“I would recommend them to anyone - I have dealt with a number of other independent trustee firms and would rate PSGS as the best. We are very happy with Mark and the service we get.”
“As a pensions novice, I felt that the trustee training course gave me a good grounding.”
“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. ”
“The trustee training was a very well-paced overview which gave opportunity to explore ideas and question more deeply at key points.”
“So much more proactive than the previous company. On the ball - thinking in advance of things needing doing - very proactive.”
Kevin chairs the pension schemes for several multinational organisations and manages other trustee appointments.
Kevin first worked as a tax consultant for a ‘Big Four’ accountancy firm before moving into pensions, where his initial technical role provided him with a clear understanding of ongoing governance and risk management.
Kevin joined us in 2002 and has extensive experience of all aspects of running pension schemes, including sitting on specialist subcommittees for audit, member discretions and communications. He has taken schemes through valuation negotiations, investment strategy reviews and implementations.
Kevin has taken a leading role in various projects to manage pension scheme liabilities through closures to future accrual, incentive exercises and alternative funding arrangements. He is responsible for a range of pension schemes across a variety of sectors.
Kevin enjoys photography, taking part in charity sporting events and is particularly proud of displaying and running his vintage car!
Qualifications: Fellow of the Pensions Management Institute (FPMI), Honours degree in Politics & International Relations
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