Chief Executive Officer
Originally qualified as a lawyer, Stephen has worked extensively with the actuarial community throughout a career in financial services. He has been a Board Director of the Aviva Life business, responsible for strategy, business services, and major capital projects. More recently he served as Chief Executive Officer at the Police Mutual Group.
Stephen has also been Chair of Aviva’s With Profits Committee and UK retail investment business, a non-executive director at ALICO UK and the independent member of the Audit and Risk Committee at The College of Policing.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and The Pensions Management Institute, and a trustee of The Police Arboretum Memorial Trust.
Stephen holds an LLB from Cardiff University and began his career as a solicitor in private practice in the City. He is married with two children.
IFoA Executive Leadership Team
Front row, left to right: Annette Spencer, Director of Public Affairs and Research; Kate Shasha, Chief of Staff; Stephen Mann, Chief Executive Officer; Anne Moore, Chief Operating Officer.
Back row, left to right: Sarah Sim, Director of Markets Development; Ben Kemp, General Counsel; Clifford Friend, Director of Engagement and Learning.
Not pictured: Jo Jones, Deputy Chief of Staff/Secretariat.
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