Jerry has over 40 years pensions experience with the earlier years culminating as Global Pensions Director for Inchcape plc in 1999. Since then Jerry has operated as a freelance pension specialist focusing on supporting Trustees and the sponsoring employer through change scenarios for DB and DC schemes often when the need for change had become critical.
Experiences include DB accrual closure, outsourcing pensions administration, effective asset management and de-risking. For the latter this has included significant work on asset reviews and delivering a complex buy-in.
Jerry’s strengths are in being able to understand and support the need for change usually working in-house (as an interim) to support the evaluation of a situation, designing a solution(s) that works and then working with the Company and Trustee Board’s to deliver the desired outcomes.
Jerry takes a pragmatic view appreciating the conflicts that are ever present between the Trustees duty to ensure the scheme benefits can be delivered and the cost impact on the sponsor. His extensive industry experience and involvement in so many diverse environments and change scenarios over the years ensures that as a Trustee he can contribute significantly as either Trustee or Chair of all types of DB and DC schemes both in the UK and internationally based pension schemes.