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Keith Jones

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If you are here then you are probably searching for “Truly Independent” support for your pension trustee activities. I have more than 20 years experience as a pension fund trustee and for the last 10 years (operating as Progap Consulting) I have provided governance consulting and chaired a number of trustee bodies for large pension schemes of FTSE 100 and other blue chip companies.

I specialise in building sustainable relationships between all scheme stakeholders - I believe the best security for most schemes is provided by a solvent and supportive sponsor and that is better achieved by a more professional approach to the management of trustee boards and their activities.

I am a registered member of the Independent Trustee Group supported by the Pensions Management Institute and operating under their Code of Guidance. I have an active network with other pensions professionals including other chairmen of trustees representing a wide variety of schemes and experiences. 

Of course there are other ways of obtaining the support you are looking for, including Corporate Trustees and in-house managers of long experience with the company. You will no doubt have considered those options. However my more individual approach may suit your culture better while at the same time I can share the learning and experience gained by working on similar issues simultaneously with other schemes.

I would be delighted to meet with you to consider your requirements. If I prove not to be the best fit to your needs I am happy to share my experience with you to help you determine the best alternative approach - I never take on assignments unless I am confident of adding value.

 Recent Clients






Waste Services

Henderson Global Investors

Investment Management

Industry Wide Coal Scheme


Phoenix Group (Pearl)

Financial Services


Financial Services

Severn Trent


Towry Law

Independent Financial Advisers


Hotels and Leisure

At Progap Consulting the client always comes first - please e-mail me at keith_jones@progap.com or call me at 07850 387079

Why should you consider an Independent Trustee?

  • You may feel the increasing complexity of pension legislation and the attendant legal responsibility is too onerous for the current trustees to bear alone.
  • In particular independent trustees can assist co-trustees in acquiring and maintaining the new knowledge and understanding requirements of the Pensions Act 2004.
  • To assist in negotiations over scheme funding and schedules of contributions.
  • You may be seeking to reassure scheme members in a climate of uncertainty and scrutiny.
  • You may be making significant changes to your scheme beyond the experience of your current trustees.
  • An independent trustee can assist in managing unnecessary conflicts of interest that can arise in many circumstances
  • To gain access to a wealth of practical experience and technical knowledge.
  • To ensure the most efficient use of the scheme advisors to obtain value for money and best advice.
  • Where frequent changes to the structure of an organisation mean frequent changes to the composition of the trustee board, an independent trustee can provide continuity.
  • To manage particular projects including the selection and appointment of advisors, investment managers and scheme restructuring.
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