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People moves round-up

Chartis in Europe has appointed Fabrice Brossart to the newly created role of chief actuary, based in London. Mr Brossart joins from AXA Insurance where, as chief actuary, he had overall responsibility for capital, solvency, reserves, pricing and performance monitoring across all lines of UK non-life business. Prior to that he spent four years at Watson Wyatt (now Towers Watson), with primary responsibility for developing premium rating activities in France.

Mercer has appointed Patrick Race as head of its UK Investment Consulting business. In addition to the day-to-day management of the business, Mr Race will lead the UK executive team and will also sit on the leadership team for Mercer UK.

For the last four years, Mr Race has been responsible for the Investment Consulting teams in Birmingham, Windsor, Bristol, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds and Edinburgh, and brings over 20 years of consulting and leadership experience to the role.

Newly formed Barker Tatham Investment Consultants Limited has announced its founding managing directors as Steve Barker and Charles Tatham. Mr Barker was previously head of JLT’s investment practice and Mr Tatham was deputy head.

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has appointed Paul Kennedy as acting director of the Board for Actuarial Standards (BAS). Mr Kennedy will take up the position in June on the departure of Louise Pryor who has been director of the BAS since 2008.

Mr Kennedy is a qualified actuary, accountant and barrister, and is currently head of actuarial oversight at the FRC. Prior to joining the FRC, he held various actuarial and managerial positions in the private sector and is a former head of the legislation team at the Financial Services Authority.

KPMG has announced the following senior appointments: Roger Jackson has joined as a partner in the non-life actuarial team. He will spearhead KPMG’s non-life capital management and Solvency II offering. Mr Jackson has 18 years’ experience in the general insurance industry, with most of these in consulting.

KPMG has also appointed Debbie Laird as a principal advisor in its Edinburgh office. Ms Laird is a qualified actuary with in-depth and wide-ranging experience in Solvency II and EEV. She joins from Prudential and has previously worked at PwC and Standard Life.

The firm has also appointed Ed Choularton to its Bristol office. Mr Choularton is a qualified actuary with 11 years’ experience of the life industry. He has experience of process improvement, corporate pricing, Peak 2 reporting and Moses modelling.

Hymans Robertson has announced the appointment of Alison Murray as head of policy and technical development. Ms Murray returns to the firm after a brief spell with the Government Actuary’s Department. A partner and actuary, Ms Murray has worked in pensions for 15 years and has been advising exclusively on public sector pensions for over eight years.

The firm has also appointed Linda Selman as head of public sector investments. Ms Selman has over 25 years’ industry experience and was previously a client director at Baillie Gifford. She will head up a team of 12 partners, senior consultants and consultants.