“We have realised the benefit of having and independent trustee. Claire sees what general practice is like, so is able to guide us.”
“Claire offers a very approachable, professional and balanced service, recognising her obligations to the Scheme but providing an awareness of the Employer's perspective. We value Claire's wider industry knowledge and the experience she brings.”
“We don't have any worries - PSGS are always there for us and plan ahead with advisers and agendas. ”
“Appointing Kevin as KBC professional trustee was one of the best decisions the bank took. He complements the other two trustees and also appreciates the position of the employer too. The experience a professional trustee adds is invaluable and they can share their knowledge and market practice within the KBC plan. Kevin manages the budget in consultation with the bank, fully debriefs all parties and maintains a constant dialogue with myself (as HR Manager) and trustees. Since we have worked together for a number of years, Kevin also appreciates some of the limitations we face ie budgets, and always comes up with a proactive approach and solution. His input is particularly valued by the bank trustee who is an actuary in our pensions department in Belgium Head Office. ”
“I found the trustee training really beneficial, highly recommended. I am not a trustee, I represent the employer and I think it will be valuable for me in future, having a better understanding of the trustees' perspective.”
“Very broad, comprehensive trustee training course covering a wide range of topics. Excellent!”
Friday, 1 February 2019
A quartet of promotions at Punter Southall Governance Services (PSGS) has seen James Double promoted to Director with a seat on the main PSGS board.
James, who is an Associate of the Pensions Management Institute, has headed up trusteeship and technical for the firm since February 2017. The promotion sees him appointed to the Board of Directors, joining Wayne Phelan (MD), Stuart Southall (Chairman) and Edwin Bruce-Gardner.
Wayne Phelan, PSGS’s Managing Director, commented:
“James has excelled in his role heading up professional trusteeship for PSGS, helping improve and expand our services and further develop our technical strength. His appointment to the PSGS Board is great news - it will enable us to deliver our strategic objectives more effectively and help PSGS’ next phase of growth.”
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