“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.”
“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 deliver above expectation when the scheme has a particular challenge.”
“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. ”
“The trustee training was a very well-paced overview which gave opportunity to explore ideas and question more deeply at key points.”
“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.”
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.
12 Sep 2018
The DWP’s White Paper set out the advantages consolidation can bring to defined benefit (DB) pension schemes by reducing costs per member,...
4 Sep 2018
This case study looks at the lessons we learned from a £600m buy in and our top tips when it comes to the quality of contingent spouse data.
1 Sep 2018
Pension trustee board effectiveness from PSIT