60-second interview with Arthur Mayson

Arthur Mayson, 9/2/2018

Arthur Mayson TEP is now retired. He was formerly Head of Fiduciary Services, Lloyds Private Banking, UK.

How and why did you get involved with STEP?

My existing professional body was doing less and less for what was regarded as a Cinderella department. Some former colleagues suggested I join STEP.

What benefits has it brought you personally, or in your business?

For me the main benefits have been in meeting and exchanging views with like-minded individuals. STEP has also helped me keep up to date with developments.

You were recently given a Founder’s Award. What does this mean to you?

It’s been one of my retirement objectives to put something back into the Society from which I have gained so much. It’s been satisfying that this has been recognised.

What is the most important thing STEP does, in your opinion?

Above all, that it sets high standards.

What would you say to other members who are thinking of getting more involved with STEP?

Go for it! You will get more out of it than you put in.

What did you feel was most worthwhile about your job?

Helping others.

What would you say to a young person thinking of a career in this industry?

You will not be bored!

Arthur Mayson TEP  serves on STEP's Disciplinary Panel. He was Head of Fiduciary Services, Lloyds Private Banking prior to his retirement, and is a past chairman and committee member of STEP’s Sussex Branch. Arthur was also a QPR assessor, President’s Prize adjudicator, and was technical officer to the England & Wales Probate Sub Committee. He has also contributed to the STEP Journal.