Client feedback


We now have a very collaborative approach between trustees and employer.
Peter Millard,
Company Secretary, TRL Limited
In any major corporate transaction, time is of the essence. PSGS's 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
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
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
​Ian has added more value than we thought he would at the start… which shows it pays to go with someone who is doing the job of a professional trustee as their bread and butter.
Katherine Cross,
Tyser
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.
Mark Smith,
Partner at Taylor Wessing
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Wayne Phelan

Chief Executive Officer

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.

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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