We have instructed PTL to provide advice and guidance in the capacity as professional Pension Trustees and have always found them to be very collaborative and insightful in their approach to working with us.
As both a company Finance Director and Trustee of some of the company’s pension schemes I recognised the need to increase the knowledge of our trustee boards as well as to correctly manage conflicts of interest. We sought out an Independent Chairman of Trustees for our various schemes. We wanted someone who was properly qualified, had extensive knowledge and experience and a practical approach whom we could work with rather than against. I expect in this regard we are no different to many medium sized companies with old defined benefit schemes. What surprised us is that there are so few such people around. We were glad to find Richard Butcher. His appointment strengthened the pension schemes’ governance for the benefit of the members whilst at the same time gave the company someone it could work with.
Since he was appointed, Richard Butcher has helped us to adopt a strategic and structural approach to the governance of our scheme. He wants to help the Trustees and the Company to achieve their aim of securing the members’ benefits.
As Independent Trustee of our Pension Scheme, PTL bring a depth of knowledge, experience, expertise and professionalism to the trustee meetings that we as lay trustees and management representatives cannot hope to emulate and we appreciate their input, guidance and support on all aspects of the subject.
We have received years of sound advice on pension matters from PTL. Your continued participation gives us confidence that our team receives the professional and unbiased guidance in the governance of the scheme.