“The trustee training was a very well-paced overview which gave opportunity to explore ideas and question more deeply at key points.”
“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.”
“Very broad, comprehensive trustee training course covering a wide range of topics. Excellent!”
“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 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. ”
“Excellent and comprehensive training course. I will definitely refer to what I've learned and received. ”
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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