Client feedback


The work that has been done has been delivered beyond expectations.
Head of Trustee Services
Many organisations and people provide the services that clients need. In my opinion, the differentiator is in the way those services are provided and to that extent, Kathy embodies the qualities that I have come to value from PSITL. Kathy is organised but not fussy; diligent but not dogmatic; persistent without being pushy and compliant in a pragmatic way. Whilst she takes ownership and drives issues forward, Kathy is a team player who uses her and her colleagues experience to provide services to her trustee client whilst working closely with those like me representing the sponsoring employer. She works collaboratively with advisers but constructively challenges the scope of services, fees and service standards whenever necessary and makes sure that member needs are always taken into account. I enjoy working with her and trust that she will deliver what is required by the trustee and the members they represent in a manner satisfactory to the sponsoring employer.
Stuart Barker,
Internal Pensions Consultant, RSPCA
I found the trustee training really beneficial, highly recommended. I am not a trustee, I represent the employer and I think it will be valuable for me in future, having a better understanding of the trustees' perspective.
Dave Strain,
Royal Yachting Association
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.
PSIT was chosen because of their knowledge of the subject and awareness of our particular schemes.
George Batho ,
Trustee, Lansing Linde
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
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Pension scheme governance

Effective pension scheme governance is a necessity for any well-run trust or contract based pension scheme and is an area the Pensions Regulator scrutinises closely.


It can be difficult to keep up to date with the multitude of legislative requirements and regulatory guidance associated with running your company pension scheme - let alone to be sure you are fully compliant.

Whether you have a defined benefit (DB) or defined contribution (DC) pension plan, our extensive experience of pension scheme management means we can help you:

  • identify all the pension scheme governance requirements you need to meet
  • introduce or improve practical measures to meet those pension governance requirements
  • create a framework for monitoring and managing pension scheme governance going forward

Our pension scheme governance services are available to all pension trustees and employers, whether or not we are appointed as independent trustee to your pension scheme or pension secretary to your scheme trustees.

PSIT’s pensions governance services include:

Specific specialist PSIT services to support the delivery of your pension scheme governance strategy include:

If you would like to find out more about how we can help you make sure your pension scheme governance is effective, why not contact us?

Speak direct to our specialist in this area

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Julie Karavis

Scheme Manager

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0845 313 0024

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