Our Partners 

Our Partners 

 
Members receive expert advice from our supporting partners 
 
 
Stay up-to-date with the latest pensions developments through our expert partners at Charities Pensions Club, saving your charity time and money. Our partners regularly host events for our members, focusing on issues relevant to the charity sector. 
 
 

2024 PARTNERS  

Legal Partner 
 
Actuarial and DC Consultancy Partner 
Professional Trustee Partner 
We are pleased to welcome Arc Pensions Law to the Charities Pensions Club as the exclusive legal partner. 
 
Arc Pensions Law is a national specialist pension law firm based in London and Leeds and brings together a wealth of pension industry knowledge. Its team, including eight partners, have over 250 years’ combined experience of advising on all aspects of pensions law and practice including numerous charities.  
 
"We pride ourselves on providing clear, tailored and pragmatic advice. Our excellent mix of technical skills and commercial common sense, alongside our collaborative approach, enables our experienced, yet down-to-earth, team to provide tailored and solution-driven advice." 
Kate Payne 
Partner 
kate.payne@arcpensionslaw.com | 0113 467 8791 | 07971 142 385 
 
Kate has many years of experience advising trustees and employers in relation to all aspects of pensions law.  She has supported a number of charities involved in the pensions aspects of charity restructuring when participating in the Local Government Pension Scheme as well as advising a charity with a “by analogy scheme”. More recently she has advised on the pensions aspects of two merger projects for two different charity groups. 
 
Kate is consistently ranked Band 1 for pensions in the Chambers UK Guide and continues to be recognised in The Legal 500 UK as a ‘Leading Individual’ for Pensions (Leeds). 
Beth Brown 
Partner 
beth.brown@arcpensionslaw.com | 020 7653 8962 | 07435 556142 
 
Beth advises trustees and employers on all aspects of pensions law, including governance.  She has also been seconded to the Pension Protection Fund. 
 
Beth plays an active role in the pensions industry, chairing the PMI’s Award in Pensions Trusteeship Committee, and regularly contributes to pensions-related publications and conferences. 
We are pleased to announce that Isio will be returning as the CPC’s Exclusive Actuarial and DC Consultancy Partner for 2024. 
 
Isio is a leading independent UK consultancy, providing diverse expertise spanning Pensions, Investment, Benefits and Wealth giving clients an integrated experience. With a unique mix of trustee and corporate clients, Isio are grounded around a vision which strives to deliver greater financial confidence for everyone. 
 
Isio deliver bold, forward-thinking solutions to ultimately help their clients achieve better outcomes. Their clients include many charities and not-for-profit organisations, of which Gemma and Jen advise several of these. They understand the issues CPC members face, and can help you continue to manage your obligations in an efficient and effective way. 
 
We look forward to continuing our strong relationship with Isio and we are confident that our members will benefit greatly from their support. 
Gemma Woodall 
Director 
gemma.woodall@isio.com | 07775 627483 
 
Gemma is a Director in the London team and leads Isio’s charity offering for pensions, bringing an informed view of issues affecting charity and not-for-profit clients. She is a qualified Actuary and has over 20 years’ experience in the industry supporting sponsors and trustees define their pension strategies and manage the risk within their offering. 
Jen Norris 
Director 
jen.norris@isio.com | 07468 365359 
 
Jen’s expertise includes working with a number of charities and not-for-profit clients, including in-house, through a secondment to Cancer Research UK as pensions manager. Her understanding of needs in the sector means she can help clients consider their pensions and wider benefits strategies in the relevant context. 
 
Sarah Williams 
Senior Manager 
sarah.williams@isio.com | 07920 595336 
 
Sarah is new to the Charity Pensions Club and is excited to start working with clients in the charity and not-for-profit sector. Sarah has worked in the pensions industry for nearly 20 years and has experience working for the Pensions Regulator and as an in-house pensions manager at Royal Mail, so she has lots of interesting insights to bring to the club. 
 
We are delighted to welcome Pi Partnership Group as the CPC's exclusive Professional Trustee partner. This marks a significant milestone as it's the first time our club embraces a Professional Trustee partner, adding an exciting new dimension of expertise to our collaborative endeavors. 
 
Pi Partnership is an independent, employee owned organisation that provides a supportive environment to enable our team of pension professionals to deliver the very highest standards of services. We provide independent scheme secretaries and governance specialist that sit alongside our professional trustees. 
 
Our professional trustee team are drawn from a number of different backgrounds including actuarial, legal, investment, HR and business management so are able to support clients with whatever challenges they may face in delivering the promised benefits to their members. 
Lynn Pointon 
Head of Trusteeship 
l.pointon@pipg.co.uk | 0208 879 6500 | 07718 480 175 
 
Lynn leads the trustee team at Pi and is a member of the Executive Management Team and a Director of Pi’s Corporate Trustee Board. She is therefore instrumental in the development of Pi’s Trustee proposition, the integration of Knowa, the award winning technology company into our governance processes and the implementation of our specialist scheme buyout service. 
 
An experienced pension professional, having spent over 30 years in the pensions industry, Lynn is a well known industry figure. A Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, Lynn was initially engaged as a Scheme Actuary where she supported trustee boards through a wide range of significant events such as funding negotiations, scheme mergers, corporate transactions and insolvency situations. 
Amanda Burden  
Director and Governance Specialist 
aburden@pipg.co.uk | 0208 879 6500 | 07580 772 157 
 
Amanda is a Board Director of Pi Partnership and leads the development of Pi’s services. She works closely with clients, the Pi team and professional advisers to ensure all of Pi’s services meet the changing needs of the pension market and deliver clear value to Pi’s clients. 
 
Amanda has over twenty-five years’ experience in the pensions industry and, provides specialist project management for clients on a range of services, including adviser selection and review, trustee board assessment and governance design. As well as being a Fellow of the Pensions Management Institute (PMI) and Chair of the PMI London Group, Amanda holds PMI certificates in Pensions Automatic Enrolment and DC Governance, was a past Prince2 practitioner and is a Certified Risk Management Practitioner. 
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If your organisation is interested in becoming a partner of the CPC contact us today for more information. 
 
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