“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Very professional and engaged service.”
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.
17 May 2018
Sadly, I have recently been involved with two separate cases where pension scheme members have been given a prognosis of less than 12 months to...
3 May 2018
…you’re paying the right benefits to the right people? It may be a straightforward question, but it is a very important one. It is...
25 Apr 2018
Consultation on the Association of Professional Pension Trustees (APPT) draft standards for professional trustees closed a short while ago. We...