Stuart Southall

Client Director

actuarial • chairing boards • corporate transactions
funding negotiations • investment strategy • risk management

Stuart Southall

Stuart acts as independent chairman to six schemes, and also sits on one other trustee body. He is a PMI accredited trustee and has acted in this role for over 15 years.


Stuart established Punter Southall with Jonathan Punter in 1988; one of the most successful start-ups in the actuarial consultancy market for over 30 years. Punter Southall Governance Services went on to merge with 20-20 Trustees in 2023, to become Vidett, the company we know today.

Stuart has worked with pension schemes varying in size from £15 million to £4.6 billion. Having worked in the roles of trustee, scheme actuary and sponsor adviser, he is able to balance perspectives between the fiduciary responsibilities of trustees and duties owed to scheme sponsors. He has extensive knowledge of mergers and reconstructions of large schemes, of liability management exercises and has been involved in buy-ins and buy-outs.

During his career, Stuart has attended well in excess of 1,200 trustees’ meetings. He is fully conversant with the legislative, regulatory and good governance requirements of UK pensions and he has the ability to appreciate and balance the duties and concerns of all parties to such schemes.


Accredited Professional Trustee (PTPMI), former Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.

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