Client feedback


Where HR Trustees 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
I wanted to look at the effectiveness of our trustee board, so Gillian, our PSIT 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 PSIT 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.
Claire Silvester,
Vector Aerospace
​Mike is a great secretary. He does a really good job for us.
Clare Cairns,
Campden BRI Group
PSIT was chosen because of their knowledge of the subject and awareness of our particular schemes.
George Batho ,
Trustee, Lansing Linde
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
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.
Dave Strain,
Royal Yachting Association
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Abi Watts

Scheme Manager

Contact Abi

Reading

Tel 0118 207 2924

Role

Abi is a Scheme Manager at HR Trustees Limited. She is part of our specialist Pension Protection Fund (PPF) team.

Background & experience

Abi started in the pensions industry in documentation services at a large insurance company before moving into trusteeships at a leading law firm.

Abi has previously worked on a wide variety of pension schemes and has experience in providing secretarial services to ongoing schemes, managing scheme closures and winding up both fully funded and underfunded pension schemes.

Abi is an experienced project manager and now specialises in managing schemes through the PPF assessment process. She understands buy out considerations for benefit and data reviews and the revisions needed to investment strategy to de-risk in order to protect the possibility of buying out benefits above PPF levels.

Outside of work Abi enjoys spending time with her basset hound. She also overcame her fear of heights after paragliding in New Zealand.

Areas of specialism

  • buy outs & wind up
  • project management
  • PPF transfers
  • scheme closure
  • trustee secretarial support
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