“So much more proactive than the previous company. On the ball - thinking in advance of things needing doing - very proactive.”
“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. ”
“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. ”
“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. ”
“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. ”
“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.”
Tuesday, 22 January 2019
We are pleased to welcome four new members to the PSGS team.
Fiona Smith and Natalie Adeoba have joined the secretarial team in our London office as a Scheme Manager and Assistant Scheme Manager respectively. In Reading, Cat Gibson has joined in a new Office Coordinator and Team Personal Assistant role and Sophie Moyo is our new Trainee Scheme Manager.
Fiona joins us from JLT. She will act as secretary to the trustees and co-ordinates day-to-day activities for a variety of pension schemes to help them manage the challenges they face. Her expertise extends to DB, DC and hybrid pension schemes, and she has worked with schemes ranging in size up to £450 million.
Natalie joined from Hymans Robertson LLP. She supports our Scheme Managers and Client Directors on secretarial appointments. Cat’s previous experience from Capita as Office Manager includes facilities management, revenue management and producing management information. Sophie joined directly from completing her Law and Business degree at the University of Brighton.