James Double

Head of Trusteeship

adviser reviews • benefit audit • buyouts • funding negotiations
GMP rectification & equalisation • investment strategy • liability management

James Double

James is a professional pension trustee, and a member of our board; responsible for our trustee services.


James has been with us since 2014, when he joined Punter Southall Governance Services, who went on to merge with 20-20 Trustees to become Vidett. Amongst his responsibilities, James presents trustee training on topics such as investments, actuarial valuations, 21st century trusteeship and scheme governance.

Previously, James worked for Aspen PLC (now Capita Fiduciary), which saw him move into trusteeship in 2007. His experience and technical expertise meant he understood the risks faced by schemes of different sizes and complexities, and how to manage them effectively.

James started his career in 1997 with Bacon & Woodrow in personal pension mis-selling loss calculation. With Hewitt Associates he held team leader and client relationship management roles. His responsibilities included scheme secretarial, outsourced pension management and administration client management for defined benefit (DB) and defined contribution (DC) schemes. His largest client had over 5,000 members.

Outside of work, James is a keen runner who completed the London Marathon; raising over £3,500 for the Royal Marsden charity. He is also a keen golfer, who has proudly got his handicap down to a single figure, after a number of years not playing!


Accredited Professional Trustee (PTPMI), Associate of the Pensions Management Institute (APMI), Economics degree (BSc).