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Seamus Creedon (Chair)

Seamus Creedon

Seamus Creedon is a director of insurance and asset management businesses in the UK and Ireland.  Seamus started his career as an Actuary at Abbey Life, eventually becoming CEO of Abbey Life Ireland.  After 5 years as CEO, Seamus held various roles in financial services businesses. From 2004, Seamus held a pivotal role in shaping Solvency II Directive.

A former member of the IFoA Council, Seamus chairs the organising committee of the non-executive director member interest group.

Ashok Gupta

Ashok Gupta

Ashok Gupta held his first NED position in 1994.  Since then, Ashok has been an NED at multiple financial services businesses, ranging from traditional organisations to digital and technology companies.  

Ashok is a former committee member and Senior Advisor to our group.

Kalpana Shah

Kalpana Shah

Kalpana Shah is a plural NED, Member of Council at the IFoA and Chairman at the RiverStone Managing Agency. Kalpana started her career at the London Commodity Exchange before switching to insurance. Kalpana was recently recognised on the ‘Women to Watch’ list produced by Cranfield School of Management. Kalpana is a Management Committee Member of our group.

Michael Tripp

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Pauline Armitage

Pauline Armitage

Pauline Armitage is a pensions specialist.  Pauline runs her own specialist GMP business which she set up in 2006. Pauline heads our LinkedIn group. Look out for Pauline’s articles on her LinkedIn page! Through our group, Pauline would like to provide aspiring NEDs with a discussion forum and support network to encourage more actuaries to serve as NEDs.

James Brannan

James Brannan is part of the non-executive director member interest group. He joined the group in 2019 to learn more about a career as an NED. James started his actuarial career at Lloyds Bank, and is now at Royal London working as a capital monitoring Actuary.

Grace Munro

Grace Munro is part of the non-executive director member interest group, responsible for website development. She joined the group in 2019 to learn more about a career as an NED.  Grace started her actuarial career at Markel, and is now at The Channel Syndicate pricing all insurance lines, specialising in Cyber and EIL.

Tariq Hameed

Tariq Hameed

Tariq Hameed is an independent NED providing expertise to pension funds. Tariq is trilingual; since qualifying as an Actuary in the UK, his career has taken him to Canada, the United States of America, Lahore, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.

 

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  • Spaces available

    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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    Recent decades have seen institutions, such as employers and financial services, give people more choice and flexibility, but these freedoms have come with more responsibilities. Individuals are now responsible for managing more of their own financial risks, from ensuring they put enough money into their pension to securing affordable protection to be financially resilient.

  • Actuarial Innovation in the COVID-19 era

    This event is online. 
    26 April 2021 - 7 May 2021
    Spaces available

    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.

  • Spaces available

    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.

  • Europe Town Hall

    28 April 2021

    Spaces available

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

  • Spaces available

    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
    Spaces available

    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

  • Spaces available

    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
    Spaces available

    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.

  • Pensions Conference 2021

    Online webinar series
    16-22 June 2021
    Spaces available

    Welcome to the programme for our 2nd Virtual Pensions Conference. This year's conference features 11 webinars offering members and non-members the opportunity to get up to date content from leading experts in the pension industry. There will also be opportunity to ask questions and contribute to the discussion.