Client feedback


​Their pragmatic approach helps with quick and easy decision making. Another approach might have made things more difficult.
Mark Assinder,
Bouygues
​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
It’s a pleasure working with key members of the HR Trustees team: their experience and leadership means that they know how to get the job done, working in partnership with fellow trustees, employers and advisers to achieve the best result for members.
Mark Smith,
Partner at Taylor Wessing
These days, Boards need real expertise on tap (with excellent back-up) to cope with a constantly evolving and more regulated environment. HR Trustees is geared to delivering that.
Ray Pygott,
Partner at KPMG LLP
In any major corporate transaction, time is of the essence. HR Trustees’ pragmatic commercial approach helped us manage the pensions aspects of our group re-structure to ensure a positive outcome for all parties.
David Wilman,
CFO at Survitec Group
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
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Chris Hayes

Director

Contact Chris

Reading

Tel 0118 207 2915

Role

Chris is a Director at HR Trustees Limited. He leads our specialist Pension Protection Fund (PPF) team (HR Trustees being one of five firms on the PPF Trustee Panel).

Background & experience

Chris has over 17 years’ experience in the pensions industry and has been a full time professional trustee throughout this period.

Chris specialises in schemes requiring exit management services and winding up. He has recently gained experience with complex Pension Protection Fund (PPF) entry issues and in securing greater than PPF benefits with insurance companies.

Thanks to his extensive experience of schemes going through PPF assessment, Chris is an excellent project manager and expert in governance, data and benefit reviews, investment reviews and legal reviews. He is well known for his ability to keep calm and focused during an intensive period where you have to dig up the drains!

Chris likes the outdoors and is often seen walking through fields covered in mud. He is a very keen traveller and has visited all five continents, taking a great number of photos along the way on the basis a few will be good!

Areas of specialism

  • buy outs & wind up
  • benefit audit & rectification
  • PPF transfers
  • distressed schemes
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