Client feedback

PSIT offered the right support at very short notice, at reasonable cost, when we really needed it
Ian Edwards,
Chair of Trustee, Comet Pension Scheme
​We are extremely pleased with the appointment we made. The way Ian and Kerry react to us and work with us is brilliant. We are very happy.
Katherine Breading,
​Their pragmatic approach helps with quick and easy decision making. Another approach might have made things more difficult.
Mark Assinder,
​I would recommend them to anyone - I have dealt with a number of other independent trustee firms and would rate PSIT as the best. We are very happy with Mark and the service we get.
Julia Morton,
Camellia plc
Excellent service - as expected and why PSIT was chosen.
Stuart Barker ,
Independent Occupational Pensions Consultant, RSPCA
They deliver above expectation when the scheme has a particular challenge.
Ian Edwards,
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John Batting


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Tel 0845 313 0024


John is Chairman of PS Independent Trustees Limited (PSIT) and Chief Executive Officer of the Punter Southall Group’s actuarial consulting business. In addition to his role as a professional pension trustee, John separately acts as scheme actuary and investment adviser to a number of pension trustee boards. Combining these roles allows him to share the latest developments in pension scheme management with his clients.

John has considerable experience of managing board meetings at the highest level, both for pension schemes and companies. His role with PSIT is to undertake appointments for larger clients where his experience and skills are particularly well suited.

Career history

John started his actuarial and pensions career in 1980 with Sedgwick Employee Benefits. In 1984, he joined Elliot Associates, an employee benefits consultancy based in Windsor, and was the company’s Managing Director by the time he left in 1993 to set up BGJ & Co. Over the next ten years, under his leadership, BGJ thrived and grew substantially. Following the merger of BGJ and Punter Southall, he maintained significant client responsibilities within the Punter Southall Group.

Areas of specialism & recent projects

  • dispute resolution (John is a CEDR accredited mediator)
  • chairing and managing board meetings
  • actuarial and funding issues
  • investment matters
  • expert witness work
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