“We are extremely pleased with the appointment we made. The way Ian reacts to us and works with us is brilliant. We are very happy.”
“Ever increasing regulation has placed a heavy burden on trustees both in terms of time and the risk of non-compliance. PSGS has the experience and the resources to help trustees manage these burdens.”
“The work that has been done has been delivered beyond expectations.”
“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. ”
“They are very proactive and full of new ideas, they've brought better scheduling and better minute sets.”
“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. ”
Laura is a member of our specialist Pension Protection Fund (PPF) team.
Laura started her pensions career in 2007 with a law firm as a Pensions Paralegal before being seduced by the variety of work and experience trusteeships can offer and joining us in 2014.
Laura specialises in schemes requiring wind up and legacy defined benefit (DB) arrangements. She has experience with complex investment strategy reviews and legal issues connected to members entitlements and scheme documentation.
Laura is an experienced project manager, routinely managing scheme governance, data and benefit reviews, investment reviews and legal reviews. She has helped with the successful transfer of eight schemes into the Financial Assistance Scheme, nine into the PPF and one PPF plus buy-out. She also provides secretarial support to ongoing schemes.
Laura is certainly adventurous. She has hang glided in New Zealand and snorkelled in the Great Barrier Reef and around the Galapagos Islands. She also took part in a night time half marathon to raise money for Cancer Research.
Qualifications: LLB Hons Law Degree, Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.
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