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Pool of Appropriate Persons

For members who cannot identify an “Appropriate Person” under the terms of the CPD Scheme, a pool of volunteers has been set up.

These volunteers have provided a little information about themselves, so you can decide whether they are a good match for you. Please contact them using the email address below, giving them some details about yourself. They will then let you know whether they are able to act as your “Appropriate Person” or not.

If you are interested in volunteering for the Pool check out the volunteer vacancies page.

Pool of volunteers

Steven Rimmer

Contact Steven Rimmer

Dr Nayat Horozoglu

Contact Dr Nayat Horozoglu

Malcolm Reed

I’ve been contracting for the last ten years, generally leading large actuarial systems transformation projects for major insurers. Prior to that I worked at a leading life insurer for 27 years in a variety of roles including Head of Corporate Pensions, Head of Customer Retention, Head of Change and Technical Division, and Managing Director for the Employee Benefits division. 

Contact Malcolm Reed

Rebecca Jonson

I currently run my own business, providing flexible support as an independent actuarial consultant. I focus on transactions and independent review. To support my consulting role, I've recently taken on a non- exec director role with Hodge Lifetime. 

Contact Rebecca Jonson

Keith Gourlay

I am an experienced DB scheme actuary and have advised trustees and corporate sponsors on all matters related to the financial management and governance of DB pension arrangements.   I worked in this role previously for a major consulting firm for over 30 years and currently at the Government Actuary’s Department.

Contact Keith Gourlay

Justin Chan

I work as a data scientist/actuary at AIA Singapore Pte Ltd, and volunteer with the "Cashless Society" Working Party at IFoA. My prior experience has been in life reinsurance pricing, experience analysis and group business valuation.

Contact Justin Chan

Vicky Webb

I am Head of Biometric Research at Hannover Re Life UK where I’m responsible for developing the demographic risk assumptions and enhancing understanding of emerging biometric and behavioural risks and opportunities. Prior to joining Hannover Re I spent the majority of my career at Legal & General where I worked in variety of Reporting and Risk Pricing roles, across a range of Life & Health Insurance and Retirement products.

Contact Vicky Webb

Catherine Thorn

I am currently acting as With-Profits Actuary for three with-profits funds within ReAssure, part of the Phoenix group, a well as being an Independent Member of Lloyds Banking Group’s With-Profits Committee. Past roles include Head of Compliance, Annuity Capital Management and product management roles. I also have an MBA from the Open University.

Contact Catherine Thorn

Karen Mauer

Contact Karen Mauer

Alan Rankine

I am currently the Chief Actuary at Scottish Friendly, a life insurance mutual based in Glasgow. My role is varied, with responsibility for the “traditional” actuarial areas of valuation, assumption setting and capital management, as well as the with-profits and investment management. In addition, I provide oversight to the pricing and product development work. As a member of Scottish Friendly’s Executive, I am involved in wider commercial and business decisions. I hold the Chief Actuary (Life) and With-Profits Actuary practising certificates.

Contact Alan Rankine

Alastair Ross

In terms of my current role, I am a manger in the protection pricing department of LBG Insurance Division, focusing on our reinsurance strategy.  My work involves re-tendering for our life and critical illness open book, analysing strategies to optimise the shape and level of reinsurance we wish to undertake and generally supporting our reinsurance relationships.  I work closely with other actuarial departments, including Capital Modelling, Assumptions & Methodology and other pricing teams, and have experience in most of these areas from previous roles.

Contact Alastair Ross

Lisa McGrory 

I’m the Chief Finance Officer and Chief Actuary at the Pension Protection Fund. I’ve worked here since March 2009, originally as Head of the Actuarial Financial Management Team. I’m responsible for providing actuarial advice to the Board on the PPF’s Funding Strategy, making sure that any assumptions we make are appropriate and consistent, and for signing the annual valuation of the fund for the Annual Report and Accounts. I’ve previous experience as a scheme actuary, where I supported SME clients and specialised in schemes in wind-up or restructuring. 

Contact Lisa McGrory

Dermot Grenham

Dermot is a member of Council and leader of the Scottish Board and is the company actuary for the Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland based in Glasgow. He has had a varied career with experience in both GI and life and has worked for GAD, EY, PwC and Prudential. He also spent some years teaching demography at the London School of Economics.

Contact Dermot Grenham

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  • Spaces available

    Drawing from his most recent book “The New Long Life” and his longevity research Andrew J Scott will outline how longer lives and new technologies will fundamentally reshape how we structure our lives and transform the economy. As well as looking at the agenda this will set governments and corporates he will focus on the implications for you and how you prepare your future career.

  • India Town Hall

    Webinar
    28 January 2021

    Spaces available

    IFoA Immediate Past President John Taylor would like to invite you to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA) virtual India Town Hall 2021, hosted by John Taylor with IFoA Council Member Mahidhara Davangere and IFoA Chief Executive, Stephen Mann. 

  • Spaces available

    What are the options for the world economy looking ahead?

    In this Thought Leadership Lecture, Economist, Vicky Pryce, will be discussing world economic trends, including the differences in geographical performance and how output is recovering and where.

  • Spaces available

    Trust and Leadership for Actuaries

    Led by Dr. Jim Baxter, University of Leeds, this webinar introduces some key ideas in the ethics of trust, with a particular focus on those in, or on the path to, leadership roles. Dr Baxter is joined by a panel of experienced leaders who will give their personal perspectives on how they understand the value of trust and how they seek to promote and inspire trust, drawing on their experiences of leadership. The panel includes:

  • Health and Care Hot Topics webinar

    Online webinar
    10 February 2021

    Spaces available

    In this webinar, we have two presentations showing the latest research on the implications for life and health insurers of two key issues: genomics and pandemic risk.

    Dr Peter Joshi and Paul Timmers will share their research on how well-established underwriting processes can allow for genomics in predicting expected mortality and morbidity. They will then discuss the potential for stratified screening and personalised medicine to improve health and reduce claim costs.

  • Spaces available

    As the world’s attention begins to turn to COP26 later this year in Glasgow, Sarah Gordon (Chief Executive, Impact Investing Institute) will share her vision for how the financial services industry can deliver for people and the planet, as well as how to encourage more investment with the intention to generate positive, measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return.

  • Sub-Saharan Africa Town Hall

    26 February 2021

    Spaces available

    IFoA Immediate Past President John Taylor would like to invite you to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA) virtual SSA Town Hall 2021, hosted by John Taylor with IFoA Council Members Mukami Njeru, Prosper Matiashe and IFoA Chief Executive, Stephen Mann.

  • MENAP Town Hall

    2 March 2021

    Spaces available

    IFoA Immediate Past President John Taylor would like to invite you to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA) virtual MENAP Town Hall 2021, hosted by John Taylor and IFoA Chief Executive, Stephen Mann.