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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

    This session will focus on the transformation roadmap of the healthcare sector in KSA and the role of actuarial capabilities in enhancing its evolution to the desired end stage as per the objectives of the Vision 2030. The discussion will focus how the system has evolved so far and shed light on  the expected future changes. Through examining  the transformation, we will highlight how the sector is and can use actuarial  expertise to not only assist with this transformation but also use basic actuarial principles to identify the key risks and their respective mitigation strategies.

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    The purpose of this research paper is to explore enterprise risk management lessons which can be learnt from the Covid-19 pandemic in preparation for potential future pandemics as well as other “gray rhino” or “black swan” events. This paper is not intended to be an all-encompassing solution to the issues presented by Covid-19; rather, the content has been provided to help drive discussions regarding how risk management processes may need to evolve in line with the dynamic nature of the underlying risks that they sometimes need to capture.

  • Spaces available

    This session is for new candidates and existing candidates where we will be discussing the practical steps you need to take leading up your exam and on the day. We will be discussing how to testing the online exam platform, downloading and uploading your paper and key information from the Exam Handbook.

    The exam webinar is for candidates, new to IFoA exams and returning candidates, sitting in the September 2022 exam session.

  • Spaces available

    This webinar will cover:

    • Some background on the risks of misselling in an ESG context, including the DWS case

    • Achieving positive impact is a strong antidote to the risks of greenwashing or ESG misselling, however this risks having a tension with fiduciary responsibilities

    • This tension can be resolved with a concept called Universal Ownership

    • Under Universal ownership, investors have an appetite to make a loss in order to achieve positive impact, and yet still have no compromise on their fiduciary responsibilities

  • Spaces available

    In the UK, the idea of collective defined contribution (CDC) pension schemes is gaining more attention with the launch of the Royal Mail CDC scheme, the first of its kind in the UK. Our recent research on CDC plans investigates the sources of the putative benefits of CDC schemes: the smoothing of pensions for members.  Using an attribution analysis to burrow into the scheme design, the reason for the smoothing of members' pensions is explained and understood.

  • Spaces available

    The IFoA's Infrastructure Working Party, led by Chris Lewin, will present its new introductory guide to infrastructure investment, which will be published on the IFoA web-site prior to the webinar.   Those readers whose institutions have already taken the plunge into infrastructure will know that it is a highly complex and diverse field of activity.   This guide does not explore all the matters which investors take into account, but it does discuss many of the more important points, including the risks and past returns, benchmarking, and ESG and SDG considerations.    Attendees will be invi

  • Social Care Agenda

    11 October 2022

    Spaces available

    Social care reform has long been on the to-do list for successive governments over the last two decades. In February, the government’s proposed reforms to adult social care [including cap on care costs] was published. Against this backdrop of funding promise and rising National Insurance taxation, in this session we will debate the resilience of these new proposals, the impact of future demand for care services and what role for the insurance industry and the important role it has played in long-term care funding in other countries where public-private partnership works.

  • Spaces available

    Health contributes to happiness at the personal, family, community and societal level.  Health, importantly underpins all our economic security. This talk will explore the drivers of our health, the measurement of health and the steps we can take to improve health – most of which lie outside the NHS.

  • GIRO Conference 2022

    ACC Liverpool  
    21 November 2022 - 23 November 2022
    Spaces available

    We are delighted to announce the return of GIRO as an in-person conference, giving you an opportunity to connect with actuaries in your practice area. Join leading experts to discuss key issues, emerging ideas, and new research across the General Insurance sector.

  • Life Conference 2022

    ACC Liverpool Kings Dock Liverpool Waterfront Liverpool Merseyside L3 4FP
    23 November 2022 - 25 November 2022
    Spaces available

    Life Conference returns as an in-person conference in 2022, giving you an opportunity to connect with your peers and fellow actuaries in your sector, in person. You will also hear leading experts discuss key issues, emerging ideas, and new research across the Life insurance sector.

  • Spaces available

    Mortality and morbidity risk varies by variables such as age, sex and smoking. In traditional actuarial experience analysis, these variables, and certain combinations thereof can be explored. However, with the wealth of data now available it is becoming increasingly challenging to identify the key drivers of experience and account for the interaction between different variables. A univariate approach often compares apples and pears, for example males are more likely to smoke and have larger policies than females. Likewise, variable interactions are missed unless specifically included.