Client feedback


So much more proactive than the previous company. On the ball - thinking in advance of things needing doing - very proactive.
Paul Rudd ,
Chairman of Trustees, Express Newspaper
Thanks for all your help!
The trustee training was a very well-paced overview which gave opportunity to explore ideas and question more deeply at key points.
Paul Coley,
The Altro Pension and Life Scheme
Clare Owen has been a really excellent scheme secretary
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.
Katherine Dandy,
Partner at Sackers & Partners
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.
Claire Silvester,
Vector Aerospace
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Lorna Griffin-Smith

Scheme Manager

Contact Lorna

Birmingham

Tel 0121 230 1946

Role

Lorna acts as pensions manager and scheme secretary, ensuring client schemes run smoothly.

Background & experience

Lorna has, for the majority of her career, worked within in–house pension teams for larger schemes. She joined the TI & Dowty (now Smiths) pensions team in 1989 and was promoted through the ranks to Pensions Manager. She has also worked as Pensions Admin Manager & Secretary to the Trustee Board of Alstom UK, a £1.2bn scheme with over 10,000 members.

Prior to joining us in 2015, Lorna was Pensions Manager and Trustee Secretary for the Law Society. She continues to support the forum set up to keep members in touch with one another following the buy out.

Lorna’s extensive experience is combined with an enthusiastic, flexible and proactive approach. This enables her to quickly develop effective working relationships with sponsors, trustees and advisers.

Lorna acts as Secretary to a local committee to raise funding and manage building a new community hall within her local area. For the past 10 years she has also organised a stall for the local fete, in aid of local charities.

Qualifications: Fellow of the Pensions Management Institute (FPMI), PMI Trustee Certificate, BSc Econ Hons Geography.

Areas of specialism

  • managing advisers & providers
  • pension management
  • scheme governance
  • supporting HR
  • buy in & buy out
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