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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

I am an Assistant Professorial Lecturer in the Department of Management at London School of Economics (LSE) and a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. Before returning to academia at LSE in 2019, I worked as a consultant advising trustee and corporate clients on a wide range of pensions and investment issues.

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

I am an experienced Life Insurance actuary, specialising in financial modelling and reporting process improvements. I am currently engaged as an independent consultant on an IFRS17 implementation project. Previous experience includes model migration projects, with-profits management, reporting and consulting roles. 

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  McCrory

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 McCrory

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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    Climate-Related Risk - This free to view webinar on Climate-Related Risk is the first in a series focusing on some of the ‘Hotspots’ identified in the JFAR Risk Perspective bringing the Risk Perspective to life with practical illustrations and insights from subject experts from the IFoA and other Regulators

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  • Actuarial Innovation in the COVID-19 era

    This event is online. 
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    Join us for this brand new IFoA webinar weries comprising of a fortnight of webinars, panel sessions and a hackathon, that showcase the range of ways in which the actuarial profession has added value, in the public interest, to the understanding and management of the current and future pandemics through insight and learning.

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    This event is now temporarily closed on Monday 26 April, but the session will be repeated on Tuesday 27 April, 09.00-10.30. Please click here to register your place. 

    Actuaries have a lot to offer biodiversity management over the next decade as the world develops more depth to its response to this global challenge. This sessional offers an opportunity to learn about this emergent risk, to contribute to our thinking as a profession and help us develop the next steps forward.

  • Western Europe Town Hall

    28 April 2021

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    IFoA Immediate Past President John Taylor would like to invite you to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA) virtual Western Europe Town Hall, hosted by John Taylor with IFoA Council Members Alan Rae, Jennifer Hartley, Maribel Vasquez Flores and IFoA Chief Executive, Stephen Mann.

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    Sessional Meeting - Free to viewMis-estimation risk is a key element of demographic risk, and past work has focused on mis-estimation risk on a run-off basis.  However, this does not meet the requirements of regulatory regimes like Solvency II, which demands that capital requirements are set through the prism of a finite horizon like one year.  This paper presents a value-at-risk approach to mis-estimation risk suitable for Solvency II work

  • Finance & Investment Virtual Conference 2021

    Available to watch globally in May.
    10-12 May 2021
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    This year's Finance and Investment Virtual Conference takes on the timely theme of ‘resilience’, something we have all learnt a lot more about in the last year! Our diverse range of talks will explore the theme of resilience in a variety of ways including in building robust investment portfolios, in the incorporation of ESG factors, in govern

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

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    This talk will explore the potential benefits that wearable tech can bring to health & protection insurers and their customers. The traditional approach of integrating wearables into insurance has largely focused on measuring steps and using rewards-based incentive programs to encourage more activity.

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    Join us for this talk with Professor Sir Adrian Smith as part of the 'Dr Patrick Poon Presidential Speaker Series'. Professor Smith joined The Alan Turing Institute as Institute Director and Chief Executive in September 2018. In November 2020, he became President of the Royal Society, in addition to his leadership of the Turing. He is also a member of the government's AI Council, which helps boost AI growth in the UK and promote its adoption and ethical use in businesses and organisations across the country. He received a knighthood in the 2011 New Year Honours list.


  • CILA 2021

    Available to watch globally in May.
    19-21 May 2021
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    We continue to live in a world of global uncertainty. Survival depends on our ability to simultaneously navigate through the diverse root-causes, ranging from: the consequences of Climate Change; on-going financial consequences of the COVID pandemic; or self-imposed changes in regulatory requirements and accounting standards.