Client feedback


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.
Ray Pygott,
Partner at KPMG LLP
In any major corporate transaction, time is of the essence. PSGS' pragmatic commercial approach helped us manage the pensions aspects of our group re-structure to ensure a positive outcome for all parties.
David Wilman,
CFO at Survitec Group
Ever increasing regulation has placed a heavy burden on trustees both in terms of time and the risk of non-compliance. PSGS has the experience and the resources to help trustees manage these burdens.
Mark Atkinson,
Partner at CMS Cameron McKenna
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
Where PSGS are appointed to act in conjunction with an existing body of trustees, we have found that they are quickly able to fit in well and gain the trust and respect of their co-trustees.
Duncan Buchanan,
Partner at Hogan Lovells
PSGS offered the right support at very short notice, at reasonable cost, when we really needed it
Ian Edwards,
Chair of Trustee, Comet Pension Scheme
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Wayne Phelan

Managing Director

Contact Wayne

Reading

Tel 0118 207 2911

Role

Wayne is a hugely experienced professional trustee, sole trustee and trustee board chair.

Background & experience

Wayne started his pensions career in 1990 with Prudential in the specialist area of Small Self Administered Schemes working on direct pension scheme investment. He continued in this role with Alexander Clay & Partners, working with larger occupational pension schemes. He also undertook secretary to the trustees, pensions manager and consultant roles on international clients.

In 2001, Wayne moved back to concentrate on acting solely as a professional pension trustee. Before joining us in 2005, he was a director of another trustee business where he was appointed by the Pensions Regulator to the failed MG Rover pension arrangements.

In 2001, Wayne moved back to concentrate on acting solely as a professional pension trustee. Before joining PSIT, he was a director of another trustee business where he was appointed by the Pensions Regulator to the failed MG Rover pension arrangements.

Wayne leads our research into de-risking and delegated investment management propositions. He has worked on many high profile trustee appointments, been involved in several industry initiatives and is a regular speaker at industry events. He is a winner of Engaged Investor’s Independent Trustee of the Year award.

Outside of work, Wayne loves motorised vehicles - be they cars, bikes or boats!

Areas of specialism

  • funding discussions & negotiation of contingent assets
  • trustee effectiveness
  • investment strategy
  • multi-scheme investment committees
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