“It’s a pleasure working with key members of the PSGS team: their experience and leadership means that they know how to get the job done, working in partnership with fellow trustees, employers and advisers to achieve the best result for members.”
“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.”
“PSGS were overall more professional than others.”
“Mike is a great secretary. He does a really good job for us.”
“PSGS was chosen because of their knowledge of the subject and awareness of our particular schemes.”
“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. ”
Mike acts as secretary to the trustees for several clients and co-ordinates day-to-day activities for a variety of appointments.
Mike began his pensions career in 1987 at the Automobile Association’s in-house pensions department and progressed to team leader. In 1996, he joined LCP as an administration team leader, later moving to the administration consultancy team. Here he was responsible for providing secretarial services to several diverse schemes and consultancy project work.
In 2007, Mike joined the Punter Southall Group as a Senior Consultant, performing a variety of administrative and consultancy roles. He joined us in 2010 and is responsible for delivering secretarial services and support to pension trustee boards.
Mike has a particular interest in governance issues such as data cleansing, scheme budgets, record keeping, risk management, trustee training and online scheme management tools.
Mike enjoys photography, taking part in various adventure sports and activities, and is particularly proud of surviving 30 years in pensions!
Qualifications: Diploma Membership of the Pensions Management Institute.
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