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Meet the Designated Professional Body (DPB) Board

The membership of the Designated Professional Body (DPB) Board includes lay people as well as volunteer members of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA)
  • Neil Mitchell, Chair

    Neil is an actuary and managing director of Mitchell Consulting Actuaries Limited and 2020 Trustees Limited.

    He has worked in the pensions industry since 1989, working for R Watson & Sons (now Willis Towers Watson), Coopers & Lybrand (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers) and Rea Brothers before setting up Mitchell Consulting in 1998. He has dealt with compliance and regulatory matters throughout his career, and also volunteers for the Professional Support Service and is a CPD Coordinator.

    Neil is also Scheme Actuary to around 15 pension schemes and services many others, acting as corporate and trustee adviser, pension consultant and trustee through 2020 Trustees.

  • Darius Mayhew

    Darius is currently the Head of Finance Risk, Assurance & Advisory at a major UK General Insurer focused on providing assurance over financial and regulatory reporting. Darius is also an experienced risk practitioner in designing and implementing risk and control frameworks, and advising on off-shoring control, emerging risk management, governance, regulatory changes, and transformation programmes.

    Darius is member of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and a technical specialist member at the Institute of Risk Management (IRM). He also sits on the IRM’s Board Sub-Committee for Education and Standards which oversees the education, qualification development, certification, quality control, continued professional development, and professional standards for the institute.

  • Alan Kershaw

    Alan served from 2008 to 2015 as Chair of CILEx Regulation, the regulatory arm of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. Since 1983 he has specialised in professional regulation across the main sectors: healthcare, law, finance, property, science. He has worked in both executive and non-executive roles, and has served, and continues to serve, as a lay member of a range of regulatory bodies. Since September 2012 he has served as a lay member of the Institute and Faculty’s Regulation Board.

    In all he has been involved in standards setting for over 50 professional groups, has published numerous articles on the subject in professional journals and has delivered papers at national and international conferences.

  • Andrew Allsopp

    Andrew is an Actuary and Director of Quattro Pensions Consulting Limited.

    He has worked in the industry since 1998, working for Britannic Assurance (now Pearl) and Hazell Carr before becoming one of the Founders of Quattro Pensions. Andrew is a Scheme Actuary to over 20 schemes and advises trustees and employers of occupational pension schemes.

  • Malcolm Lee

    Malcolm is an independent compliance consultant covering FCA and DPB financial services regulation and ISO standards.

    Prior to that he worked for Towers Watson for over 35 years in a variety of roles that include analysing technical requirements such as ISO standards and FSA rules and implementing them in a way that is a sensible for the business. He was Global Regulatory Compliance Manager for investment work and in the UK was Compliance Officer and Money Laundering Reporting Officer for Towers Watson Limited.

    For ten years he was a regular speaker on the Financial Services and Markets Act on the IFoA's Professionalism courses.

    He is also a member of the Professionalism Content Development Working Group which develops and delivers professional ethics training material.

  • Lindsey Macgregor

    Lindsey has been in financial services compliance for over 20 years and is Senior Compliance Officer with Lane Clark & Peacock LLP having previously held compliance roles with Alexander Forbes Consultants & Actuaries and Legal & General Assurance Society.

    Lindsey is a member of the International Compliance Association.

  • James Smith

    James is one of the Founders of First Actuarial and is the firm’s Compliance Officer. James is a Scheme Actuary and advises Trustees and Employers of occupational pension schemes

Contact Details

For more details, or to make an application or enquiry, please email or write to the DPB Manager

DPB Manager, Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, Level 2 Exchange Crescent, 7 Conference Square, Edinburgh, EH3 8RA

+44 (0) 131 255 0826