Mike Ironside

Pensions Executive

Mike joined LawDeb's Pensions Executive Team in January 2019 from PS Governance Services where he was a Scheme Manager. In this role he supported a portfolio of defined benefit, defined contribution and hybrid occupational pension schemes with complex benefit structures.

He brings with him over 30 years’ experience in the pensions industry, for both in-house arrangements and third party pensions consultancies.

Following an in-house role at the Automobile Association, Mike joined Lane Clark & Peacock as a Consultant where he remained for 11 years until he moved to Punter Southall (now known as PS Governance Services.)

He has extensive experience in providing wider services such as:

  • The provision of scheme secretarial duties, organising and attending trustee meetings, drafting and presenting papers for trustee board consideration and the production of meeting minutes
  • Maintaining and extending relationships with trustee boards, pensions managers, employer representatives, the Pensions Regulator and scheme-related advisers
  • Completion of a recent major corporate transaction exercise for a large national media organisation; involvement in periodic investment strategy reviews; various de-risking projects and a pensioner buy-in exercise; closure of schemes to future accrual; a flexible apportionment exercise; transferring a scheme into the Financial Assistance Scheme; managing scheme wind ups, covenant assessment exercises and transitioning a DC arrangement to a new provider
  • Assisting with the production of trustees’ annual reports and accounts, drafting annual member newsletters and scheme booklets, administration guides and scheme governance documentation

Professional roles and qualifications

  • Pensions Regulator Trustee Toolkit
  • Member of the Pensions Management Institute (‘DipPMI’)
  • Chartered Insurance Institute Certificate of Insurance Practice (‘CIP’)