“They are very proactive and full of new ideas, they've brought better scheduling and better minute sets.”
“When requesting information by email, I have noticed that there is 'out of hours activity' to answer me. I regard this as a stand out 'above and beyond' - impressed.”
“They have helped us save much more and created a cohesive plan to de-risk whilst building an integrated pension team.”
“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.”
“Very professional and engaged service.”
“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. ”
Ian is a Client Director at PS Independent Trustees (PSIT), acting as professional trustee to both defined benefit (DB) and defined contribution (DC) clients. He is chair of many of those trustee boards and to the investment subcommittee for a large fund.
Having started as an actuarial student with Commercial Union (now part of Aviva), Ian moved into consultancy and held senior positions with Sedgwick Noble Lowndes and Mercer before leaving at the end of 2008. He has been responsible for the administration and management of pension schemes ranging from those with under 100 members to those operated by FTSE 250 companies.
Ian’s experience includes consulting with employers on all aspects of benefits strategy, but his principal focus was on regular support to trustees. He advises trustee boards, enabling them to expand their knowledge and building the confidence required to achieve a successful outcome to funding negotiations with the scheme sponsors.
Ian is a past President of the PMI and remains a volunteer adviser with TPAS, the Pensions Advisory Service. He has spent more than 50 years in the pensions world - and still loves it!
Ian stands out amongst the PSIT team - he is the only one of us to have made a speech in the House of Lords.
10 Jul 2018
Our trustee executive services team are increasingly being asked to provide interim support to pension trustee boards and on pension projects....
4 Jul 2018
Should we be advertising to pension members the ability to transfer benefits from a defined benefit (DB) to a defined contribution (DC) scheme and...
27 Jun 2018
One of our clients had four separate defined benefit (DB) pension schemes with different pension trustee boards and only a few common advisers....