Cathy Robertson - Cathy is retired from full-time employment and has previously worked as a scheme actuary, and in regulation and risk for defined benefit and defined contribution pension arrangements. She also held positions in governance. She currently has non-executive roles outside the financial services sector and is also the editor of the British Actuarial Journal.

Barbara Fewkes - Barbara is a Scheme Actuary with Barnett Waddingham LLP.   She advises a number of trustee boards and employers and leads a team of actuarial consultants and trainees in Barnett Waddingham’s Glasgow office.  Barbara is currently Chair of the IFoA’s Pensions ECPD sub-committee and has volunteered with the IFoA for a number of years in various roles.

Steve Hitchiner - Steve is a partner at Barnett Waddingham LLP, and has wide ranging pensions advisory experience.  As well as being the appointed scheme actuary for a number of trustee clients, he also has experience in areas such as corporate consultancy, investment strategy review exercises, pension taxation and executive pension benefits.  He is prominent within the industry, sitting on the Council for the Society of Pension Professionals in addition to his role in the Pensions Board, and has contributed to various pensions working parties for the Financial Reporting Council and for HM Treasury.

Mark Williams - Mark is a Senior Consulting Actuary and London Practice Leader at Conduent HR Services.  Prior to joining Conduent Mark worked at PWC and Willis Towers Watson.   Mark is a practicing scheme actuary, and also specialises in providing strategic advice to companies

Stephen Dicker – Stephen rejoined PwC in 2011 as a partner, having previously led the pensions team in the North West in the 1990s.  In between, he  was Managing Director, Insurance and Pension Principalling at Goldman Sachs and spent over 10 years as a partner/senior consultant with Towers Watson.  He has worked with corporate and trustee clients on a wide range of HR and benefit issues, including all aspects of pension design, funding, risk management and governance.  He is PwC’s Chief Actuary for Pensions and currently lead on pensions strategy consulting, primarily with corporate sponsorson their pensions arrangements.  Mark is the pensions representative on the Education Board and is a former member of the Pensions ECPD Committee, chairing the UK pensions conference in 2012.

Danny Quant – Danny qualified in 1988 in London and has spent most of his career working in Asia (based in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore). He currently leads a team of actuarial consultants in Asia and the Middle East, working with private and public sector pension and social security funds.

Mark Woodruff – Mark is a Senior Actuary at St. James’s Place Wealth Management and has previously held various pricing and product development roles for Aviva, Prudential and Partnership Assurance.  Mark is currently a member of Pensions Board, Chair of the Pensions Research Sub-Committee and a member of the Defined Contributions Participation, Accumulation and Decumulation Working Party.  Outside of work, Mark is a father of two, Governor of Downsway Primary School and keen runner.

Stephen Rees - Chief Actuary at Capita.  Previously 30 years at Towers Watson.  Adviser to various trustee bodies and employers on full range of UK pension scheme issues.  Member of IFoA 400 Club.  QAS Senior Quality Assurance Representative.

Mike Dick - Mike is a Scheme Actuary working for Royal London Consulting Actuaries with a diverse portfolio of small insured DB schemes. Mike is currently a member of the Pensions Board and the Pensions Consultations subcommittee for the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. Outside work, Mike has sporting and musical interests. He has curled for Scotland in World Championships and has now moved on to the seniors circuit. He plays golf too infrequently and enjoys singing in an Edinburgh amateur choir.

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