Client feedback


​Mike is a great secretary. He does a really good job for us.
Clare Cairns,
Campden BRI Group
PSIT were overall more professional than others.
Paul Staniland,
Kier
​I enjoy working with PSIT and we have a very positive relationship. I was new to pensions and found them very helpful.
Bruce Allison,
RTUK
Excellent service - as expected and why PSIT was chosen.
Stuart Barker ,
Independent Occupational Pensions Consultant, RSPCA
​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.
Katherine Breading,
Tyser
In my experience, not all professional trustees are able to cope with tricky or potentially confrontational situations. I find HR Trustees has massive experience in getting involved, earning the respect of others and resolving such issues. They get stuck in – they are a first rate team.
Katherine Dandy,
Partner at Sackers & Partners
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James Double

Head of Trusteeship

Contact James

London

Tel 0203 327 5368

Role

James is Head of Trusteeship at PS Independent Trustees (PSIT). He acts as a professional pension trustee for PSIT clients and is responsible for both our trustee services and ensuring our team remains up to date with technical matters.

Background & experience

James started his pensions career with Bacon & Woodrow in the specialist personal pension mis-selling loss calculation department. With Hewitt Associates he held both team leader and client relationship management roles. His responsibilities included pension scheme secretarial, outsourced pension management and administration client management for a range of defined benefit (DB) and defined contribution (DC) schemes. His largest client had over 5,000 members.

In 2007, James moved into trusteeship when he joined Aspen plc (now Capita Fiduciary). Through experience and technical expertise, he understands the risks faced by schemes of different sizes and complexities, and how to manage them effectively.

James regularly presents trustee training on a range of topics including scheme investments, actuarial valuations, trustee responsibilities and pension scheme governance.

James is a keen runner and raised over £3,500 for the Royal Marsden by completing the London Marathon. He is also pleased to have got a single figure golf handicap back after a number of years not playing.

Areas of specialism

  • investment, funding & de-risking projects
  • adviser reviews
  • benefit audit & rectification
  • buy outs & wind ups
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