Client feedback


​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,
Tyser
They deliver above expectation when the scheme has a particular challenge.
Ian Edwards,
Comet
They have helped us save much more and created a cohesive plan to de-risk whilst building an integrated pension team.
Sally-Anne Borrill,
T-Systems
​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 Breading,
Tyser
So much more proactive than the previous company. On the ball - thinking in advance of things needing doing - very proactive.
Paul Rudd ,
Chairman of Trustees, Express Newspaper
​Their pragmatic approach helps with quick and easy decision making. Another approach might have made things more difficult.
Mark Assinder,
Bouygues
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Lorna Griffin-Smith

Scheme Manager

Contact Lorna

Birmingham

Tel 0121 230 1946

Role

Lorna is a Scheme Manager within PS Secretarial Services (PSSS), with over 23 years’ experience in pensions management.

Lorna joined our Birmingham office in 2015, and helps sponsoring employers and trustee boards to ensure their pension schemes are run smoothly and a high level of pension scheme governance is maintained.

Career history

Lorna is a graduate of University College, Swansea and a Fellow of the Pensions Management Institute.

Prior to joining PS Independent Trustees, Lorna was Pensions Manager and Trustee Secretary for the Law Society and its pension scheme, a long-standing client of Punter Southall until its recent wind-up.

Lorna joined the TI & Dowty (now Smiths) pension team in 1990 and was later promoted to Pensions Manager. From 1999, she was Pensions Administration Manager and Secretary to the Trustee Board of Alstom UK, a £1.2bn Scheme with over 10,000 members. She joined the Law Society in 2007, where she helped the Society and the Trustee manage the pension scheme through to final wind-up.

Lorna’s extensive experience is combined with an enthusiastic, flexible and proactive approach, which enables her to quickly develop effective working relationships with scheme sponsors, trustees and advisers.

Areas of specialism & recent projects

  • trustee secretarial support
  • all aspects of employer and HR support for defined contribution (DC) and defined benefit (DB) pension schemes and employee benefits, including death in service benefits
  • pension scheme governance & compliance
  • managing third party pension administrators & other pension scheme advisers
  • defined benefit (DB) pension scheme closure, buy-out & wind up
  • data cleansing
  • auto-enrolment
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