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At the Privy Council on 16 March 2011, Her Majesty the Queen ‘pricked’ the name of Alan J. Frost DL, who has now been appointed as the next High Sheriff of Dorset. Mr Frost has had long-term involvement in a variety of local organisations, including roles as managing director at Abbey Life Assurance Company, chairman at Bournemouth University, chairman at Teachers Building Society in Wimborne and as non-executive director at Hamworthy. Since 2004, he has been chairman at Dorset Opera and is also a vice-president at Bournemouth Chamber Music Society. Mr Frost has also edited and contributed to The Actuary’s arts page over a number of years.

Towers Watson has appointed Oliver Rowlands as a senior consultant in its pensions consulting business. Mr Rowlands joins after 25 years at Aon Hewitt, the last three years of which he spent as a main board director and EMEA retirement practice leader. During this time, he also had responsibility for a number of major clients, including several scheme actuary appointments. He was formerly a partner at Clay & Partners.

RGA has taken on Ken Hogg as chief actuary and financial officer for its UK operations, with effect from 1 June. Mr Hogg joins from the Financial Services Authority, where he led the FSA’s work on insurance sector issues and represented the FSA in its dealings with external stakeholders including trade associations, professional bodies and international regulators. During his career in life insurance, he has held a range of financial reporting, strategy and business development roles with companies such as Aegon, AIG Life and MGM Advantage.

Adrian Baskir has recently joined Bupa Health and Wellbeing UK as head of pricing and actuarial. Mr Baskir joins from Old Mutual after 25 years, where he was most recently manager (financial strategy). He is currently a Member of Council of the Institute and Faculty and is past president of the Actuarial Society of South Africa.

Bluefin Corporate Consulting has appointed John Branford to join its actuarial team. Mr Branford joins from HamishWilson where he was a scheme actuary.

KPMG has welcomed four employees to its insurance actuarial team. In the Edinburgh office, Harvard Lee (principal adviser) and Maynard Kuona (executive adviser) have joined from Standard Life, bringing the size of the team to 12. Mr Lee is a qualified actuary with seven years’ experience across Solvency II, variable annuities, modelling and model validation. Mr Kuona is a qualified actuary with experience in Moses modelling and validation and financial risk management.
In its London life insurance actuarial team, two executive advisers have recently joined: Saroop Rooprai has previously worked for KPMG in the pensions actuarial team, joining this time from Jardine Lloyd Thompson. Nivan Reddy brings significant Prophet modelling experience and joins the team from Deloitte in South Africa.

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