Tyron Potts FIA

Associate and Head of Pensions Research

Tyron advises trustees of UK defined benefit (DB) pension schemes on scheme funding, governance matters, and winding up.  He also advises employers on pension benefit design and accounting for pension costs in corporate accounts under a number of local and international accounting standards. 

Tyron is head of Barnett Waddingham’s Pensions Research Group.  In his role as chair of this Group he is responsible for producing many of Barnett Waddingham’s information bulletins and our monthly and quarterly Current Pensions Issues publications.  Tyron and his team ensure that Barnett Waddingham’s consultants and clients are kept informed about changes to pensions legislation and guidance, and that our views are represented in industry-wide consultations.  

His extensive technical knowledge, and ability to communicate complicated issues in ‘plain English’, means that he ensures clients and colleagues are well-informed about the latest legislative and regulatory developments.  He regularly speaks on technical pensions issues at seminars, and chairs training sessions for pension scheme trustees in our Bromsgrove office.

Significant experience:

  • coordinated and delivered bespoke training courses for trustees, and for HR professionals (without a pensions background) to help them prepare for ‘auto-enrolment’
  • prepared material for and chaired training sessions  for new pension scheme trustees, helping them to comply with The Pensions Regulator’s extensive ‘Trustee Knowledge and Understanding’ requirements
  • wrote material for the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ fellowship exams, and various online pensions reference resources
  • advised a company on the international accounting implications of a £25 million scheme merger


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