“I learnt more than I expected to at the trustee training course. A good introduction to the trustee role.”
“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. ”
“Great communication and practical help.”
“Gillian and Curtis provide an excellent service to the trustees. They are approachable and possess a huge amount of knowledge. Everything appears to work smoothly which I am sure is due to the immense amount of work they do in the background to ensure all paperwork is available and up to date.”
“So much more proactive than the previous company. On the ball - thinking in advance of things needing doing - very proactive.”
“Fiona brings perspective from other schemes and therefore a wider knowledge.”
Mark acts as an independent chairman and professional trustee for a portfolio of ongoing pension schemes.
Mark has been in the pension industry since 1984, working with both corporate sponsors and trustee boards. He started his career with a specialist pensions company providing consultancy support services in their marketing and consultancy team.
Mark later become a senior consultant with two of the UK’s leading benefit consulting firms. His role involved being a client relationship manager and lead pension consultant for progressively larger and more complex client appointments. He also undertook a number of managerial roles and led a variety of special projects.
Mark joined us in 2000 and has a substantial portfolio of defined benefit (DB) and defined contribution (DC) trusteeships. He routinely works on covenant reviews, funding negotiations, investment strategy reviews, corporate transactions, liability reduction strategies, buy outs and scheme closures.
Mark has many outside interests including working for the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme as an Expedition Assessor.
Qualifications: BSc Science/Maths.
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