Smart Pension appoints PASA Chair as independent trustee

Kim Gubler is an experienced master trust trustee with over 30 years’ industry experience and an expert in pension scheme governance and administration

Smart Pension appoints PASA Chair as independent trustee

Smart Pension, one of the UK’s leading workplace pension providers, has appointed Kim Gubler as an independent trustee. Kim was a founding director of the Pensions Administration Standards Association (PASA) and has been its Chair since 2019. PASA is an industry body focusing on promoting and improving the quality of administration services for UK pension schemes. 

Kim has over 30 years’ experience in the pensions industry and is a Fellow of both the Pensions Management Institute (PMI) and the Pensions Advisory Service. She is an accredited professional trustee and was an independent Trustee Director of the Crystal Master Trust. She sits on the Pension Dashboards Programme Advisory Group and DWP’s Default Consolidator Delivery Group. Previously, Kim sat on the Small Pots Co-ordination Group and represented PASA on the Employer Related Investment (ERI) Taskforce. Kim also set up KGC, a leading governance consultancy in 2002.  She is a strong advocate of leveraging technology to deliver better outcomes for pension savers.  

Kim is the PMI’s Principal Examiner for Professionalism and Governance. Outside of pensions, she is a British Dressage judge, as well as competing on her own horses.

Kim Gubler, newly appointed independent trustee at Smart Pension, said:

“I’m really excited to be working with Smart Pension. It’s an award-winning master trust using innovative technology to put pension savers at the heart of everything they do, improving their pension experience while delivering great value for money. With the support of Smart Pension, the Trustees are at the forefront of embedding sustainable investment and offering truly inclusive choices for people.”

Jamie Fiveash, CEO of Smart UK, said: 

“We are delighted to welcome Kim to our trustee board. Kim has long-standing experience within the industry and her expertise will be vital to ensure that we continue to be a market-leader in administration and customer service as we continue to grow. Her skills will be an invaluable asset as the industry moves towards consolidation, something we are keen to lead the field in."

About Smart Pension

Launched in 2015, Smart Pension exceeds £5bn in assets under management (AUM) and now serves over one million members and more than 70,000 employers. It is powered by Keystone, Smart’s global savings and investments technology platform.

Aquiline Capital Partners, Barclays, Chrysalis Investments, DWS Group, Fidelity International Strategic Ventures, J.P. Morgan, Legal & General Investment Management, Link Group and Natixis Investment Managers are all investors in Smart Pension.