Our people are our strength. We aim to attract and retain the best.

We recognise that the choice of professional trustee is often based on background and cultural fit. We have a diverse team with individuals with different personalities, from a range of backgrounds. So we have someone who can fit into any client relationship.

Our client directors are all committed governance professionals, each with recognised professional qualifications and decades of experience gained in the legal, actuarial, pension consultancy or administration arenas.

We work as a team on all our appointments, with Client Directors supported by a team of experienced managers and administrators. This ensures that work is carried out at the appropriate level and as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

  • Aimee Smith

    Aimee joined PTL in July 2020 as an administrator. She assists the Client Directors and Managers in their day-to-day roles.

  • Anne Sander
    Client Director

    Anne has worked in the pensions and investment industry for 30 years and brings extensive global actuarial, investment strategy, risk management, and governance experience.

  • Sam Burden
    Client Director

    Sam has more than 24 years’ experience in the pensions industry and has worked with a wide range of DB and DC schemes and sponsoring employers.

  • Alison Bostock
    Client Director

    Alison's experience includes liability management, scheme closures, future accrual, Defined Contribution and Defined Benefit schemes.

  • Bethany Taylor
    Operations Assistant

    Bethany joined PTL in July 2020. Bethany is AAT qualified and has a strong finance and administrative background.

  • Candace Benger

    Candace is a manager for PTL and has responsibility for many types of pension scheme including ongoing, winding up and closed schemes.

  • Clare James
    Client Director

    Clare has advised clients in a range of sectors, and has been involved in all major aspects of pensions and investment consultancy.

  • Colin Musgreaves
    Business Development

    Colin is responsible for Business Development, to promote PTL's specialist range of services and help clients mitigate risk and reduce cost.

  • Colin Richardson
    Client Director

    Colin is a qualified actuary with in depth knowledge of pensions issues and extensive experience in strategic solutions for schemes.

  • Dan Richards
    Client Director

    Dan has over a decade of experience in actuarial consulting. He has worked with trustees, corporates and non-profits on their defined benefit and hybrid schemes.

  • David Archer
    Client Director

    David founded PTL in 1994. He is experienced in complex and large schemes.

  • Dawn Harris
    Chief Operating Officer

    Dawn joined PTL in March 2019 and oversees the operations of our business. She also has a key role in developing PTL’s longer-term strategy.

  • Debbie Mather

    Debbie’s role as a Pensions Manager at PTL utilises her wide knowledge of scheme administration and liaising with all scheme advisers.

  • Gavin Cowan

    Gavin is a pensions and benefits professional with industry experience in the private sector covering DB, DC and Employee Benefits.

  • Eddie Hopkins

    In his role, Eddie assists our clients in running their pension schemes in an efficient, compliant way to secure their strategic objectives.

  • Joanne Fairbairn
    Client Director

    Joanne is an accomplished pension professional. With 30 years worth of roles in the pensions industry, she brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our team.

  • Kate Stott

    Kate joined PTL as an Administrator in August 2019, and assists the Client Directors and Managers in their day-to-day roles.

  • Keith Lewis
    Client Director

    Keith has 30 years' pensions consulting experience, including scheme funding negotiations, and pension risk strategies and scheme mergers.

  • John Starkie

    John is a manager at PTL and is primarily involved in scheme management and the governance of the pension schemes we represent.

  • Kim Nash
    Client Director

    Kim is a qualified actuary, with technical ability and in depth knowledge of pensions issues, acting as a guide for pension scheme trustees.

  • Maegen Calcutt
    Group Life Administrator

    Maegen joined PTL as a Group Life Administrator in October 2021. She is based in PTL’s Reading office, and assists the Group Life team.

  • Mark Stopard
    Head of Proposition Development

    Mark has over 30-years’ experience in the pensions industry and is passionate about innovation and helping people to achieve better pension outcomes.

  • Lesley Peek

    Lesley joined PTL after working in the pensions industry for 17 years on a wide range of schemes in both the public and private sectors.

  • Lisa Jones

    Lisa’s role at PTL will involve working with a number of clients on Governance issues as well as broad scheme management responsibilities.

  • Louisa Harrold
    Client Director

    Louisa is a qualified actuary with 19 years’ experience in the pensions industry, with a particular interest in scheme investments.

  • Matt Pridding

    Matt has worked on the administration and client management side and particularly enjoys finding fair and pragmatic solutions for client needs.

  • Matt Riley

    Matt’s responsibilities include working closely with Client Directors and individually liaising with Employers, Trustees and Members.

  • Matthew Binnington
    Business Development

    Matthew is responsible for business development, promoting PTL’s extensive range of services, to enhance governance and improved outcomes.

  • Melanie Cusack
    Client Director

    Melanie is a qualified pensions actuary, with strong project management and training skills, and a pragmatic “can-do” approach.

  • Nicola Parnham
    Business Development

    Nicola is responsible for Business Development, focussing on building PTL’s already strong client base and professional connections.

  • Paul Ratcliffe

    Paul is a manager at PTL and is primarily involved in scheme management and the governance of the pension schemes we work with.

  • Paul Stanbridge
    Client Director

    Paul’s role is to ensure as trustee we act in accordance with the trust deed and rule of each scheme for each of our clients.

  • Payam Kazemian
    Client Director

    Payam is an investment professional with over 12 years of experience within the pensions industry.

  • Ramona Tipnis
    Client Director

    Ramona joined PTL in March 2020 and brings a wealth of investment, corporate and pensions experience.

  • Richard Butcher
    Client Director

    Richard joined PTL in 2008, becoming Managing Director in 2010. Before this he ran his own small independent trustee and consultancy business.

  • Sasha Jordan

    Sasha joined PTL as a client manager in February 2022 and has over 11 years of experience in Pension Administration and Team Management.

  • Sheryl Heath
    Assistant Manager

    Sheryl joined PTL as an Administrator in April 2014. After gaining more skills and knowledge Sheryl was promoted to Assistant Manager in May 2019.

  • Steve Longworth
    Client Director

    Steve has over 25 years' experience in pensions, bringing extensive technical knowledge of scheme funding and liability management as a qualified actuary.