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PSGS have provided sound and professional advice through a number of difficult pension decisions – would thoroughly recommend.
George Batho ,
HR Director, Linde Material Handling
Clare Owen has been a really excellent scheme secretary
Highly informative. Having leading professionals deliver the TKU course really adds value.
Jonathan Williams ,
Bangor University
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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Simon Brandt

Technology Manager

Support, Communications

Contact Simon

Reading

Tel 0118 207 2938

Role

Simon is responsible for PSGS’ technology roll out, development and support for the team.

Background & experience

Simon’s pensions career began in 2005 as a pensions administrator at Xafinity Consulting. In 2011, he moved to Interserve PLC’s in-house group pensions department as a senior administrator, looking after a defined benefit (DB) pension arrangement with several sections, acquisitions and mergers.

In 2018, Simon joined National Grid UK pensions operations. His responsibilities included administration of DB pension schemes, supervising junior staff and dealing with members, advisers and stakeholders.

Simon was seconded to a project in 2020 and subsequently became a change & systems integration analyst. With the projects team, he planned and delivered change projects for the UK pensioners operations team.

Simon also has practical experience as a business analyst at Trafalgar House Pensions Administration.

Simon volunteered for the annual Pride in London festival for five years. He managed the recruitment, resourcing, communication and training of over 300 volunteers.

Qualifications: Open University honours degree in Computing & IT (currently studying)

Areas of specialism

  • Microsoft & Sharepoint 365
  • database design
  • administration systems
  • computing
  • IT
  • Adobe creative cloud
  • programming

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