Client feedback


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
Kathy, may l take this opportunity to thank you for your assistance. There were many times l thought l was losing my mind during my efforts with Aviva. You were a pillar of support for me and you saw my case through to the very end. I cannot thank you enough but thank you again. It is through people like you who strive for professional fairness as well as thoroughness, HCA has such a good reputation.
Ethel Chimutwe,
HCA International Ltd Staff Retirement Benefits Scheme
As a pensions novice, I felt that the trustee training course gave me a good grounding.
Will Court
We now have a very collaborative approach between trustees and employer.
Peter Millard,
Company Secretary, TRL Limited
Many organisations and people provide the services that clients need. In my opinion, the differentiator is in the way those services are provided and to that extent, Kathy embodies the qualities that I have come to value from PSITL. Kathy is organised but not fussy; diligent but not dogmatic; persistent without being pushy and compliant in a pragmatic way. Whilst she takes ownership and drives issues forward, Kathy is a team player who uses her and her colleagues experience to provide services to her trustee client whilst working closely with those like me representing the sponsoring employer. She works collaboratively with advisers but constructively challenges the scope of services, fees and service standards whenever necessary and makes sure that member needs are always taken into account. I enjoy working with her and trust that she will deliver what is required by the trustee and the members they represent in a manner satisfactory to the sponsoring employer.
Stuart Barker,
Internal Pensions Consultant, RSPCA
Very broad, comprehensive trustee training course covering a wide range of topics. Excellent!
Tom Graham,
Star Group Pension Scheme
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Governance for workplace pension providers

Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) rules require workplace pensions providers to have governance committees in place to ensure minimum governance standards are met.


The requirement applies to all providers of contract-based workplace pension schemes, including group personal pensions (GPPs), group stakeholder pension schemes and group self invested personal pensions (group SIPPs).

The type of pensions governance committee you need depends on how large and complex the scheme you operate is.

These governance committees will act in the interests of pension members, assess the workplace pension scheme's value for money and, when needed, raise independent challenge to you, the scheme provider.

Workplace pension governance committees: an effective solution

Independent Governance Committees (IGCs) must have a minimum of five members, including an independent chair.

  • PSGS is ideally placed to act as independent chair to (or member of) your workplace pension scheme’s IGC. With decades of experience acting as chairman of the trustees for pension schemes, our extensive knowledge and experience would be a valuable addition to your pensions governance committee.

Providers of smaller, less complex schemes may appoint an independent third party to act as a Governance Advisory Arrangement (GAA).

  • PSGS can provide an independent committee of five from our experienced pension trustee team; or three committee members to work with two individuals you nominate.

We can also provide professional secretarial services to pension scheme governance committees to ensure they are run efficiently, decisions are accurately recorded and actions are promptly followed up and managed.

To find out more about how we can help your IGC or GAA be truly effective, please contact us to talk it through.

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Simon Riviere

Client Director

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