“In any major corporate transaction, time is of the essence. PSGS's pragmatic commercial approach helped us manage the pensions aspects of our group re-structure to ensure a positive outcome for all parties. ”
“PSGS was chosen because of their knowledge of the subject and awareness of our particular schemes.”
“The work that has been done has been delivered beyond expectations.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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. ”
Kirsty co-ordinates all day-to-day activities for a range of trustee secretary appointments. She also provides support to our team of independent trustees.
Kirsty began her pensions career in 1990 with Provident Life (Winterthur Life) where she worked on a variety of occupational and individual pension schemes. She has also held administration positions in third party and in house environments, including with Hartshead Solway, Aon and QinetiQ.
In 2006, Kirsty moved into a pensions specialist role at QinetiQ, a public private partnership outsourced from the civil service. She supported the pensions manager and trustee board with the day-to-day running of the scheme. Her duties included organising trustee training, maintaining internal processes, liaising with the HR team during sales and acquisitions and setting up a new GPP. She joined us in 2011.
Kirsty has been a guide leader for over 30 years, winning a service award for her work with her Unit, District and Division.
Qualifications: PMI Qualification in Pensions Administration
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