Seven Trustee Corporation directors awarded PMI accreditation

The Trustee Corporation Limited has announced the accreditation of seven of its directors under the Pension Management Institute’s (PMI’s) trustee accreditation programme, Aptitude.

The seven directors accredited under the programme were Matthew Giles, Robert Gravill, Philip Sutton, Vivien Cockerill, Glyn Ryland, Catherine McKenna, and David Griffiths.

The Aptitude programme was formed following standards from the Professional Trustee Standards Working Group in 2019, in an effort to raise the standard of trusteeship and provide assurance as to the quality of professional trustees.

Forty-one trustees have been accredited under the programme since its launch in February, with the programme since rolled out via online resources and exams due to the pandemic.

Commenting on the accreditations, PMI CEO, Gareth Tancred, stated: “On behalf of the PMI Board and Advisory Council I would like to offer our congratulations to the seven directors from The Trustee Corporation Limited who have been recently accredited.

“Professional trustees play a crucial role in pension scheme governance and as industry professionals, it is within all of our interests to strive for ever-improving governance standards to drive better outcomes for scheme members.”

The Trustee Corporation MD, Philip Sutton, added: “The governance of schemes and the role and responsibilities of pension plan trustees have evolved considerably in the past few years.

“We’re delighted that our directors have achieved full accreditation as professional trustees, in addition to their extensive collective and individual experience of overseeing all types of pension arrangements.”

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