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Actuarial Profession appoints General Counsel

This appointment follows the recent confirmation of Derek Cribb as Chief Executive.

Mr Kemp is currently a partner in the Regulatory and Professional Discipline department of Kingsley Napley LLP, and he has been working with the Actuarial Profession as Acting General Counsel on a part-time basis since May 2011.

Dual-qualified in England and Scotland, Mr Kemp has extensive experience in advising regulatory and professional bodies across a wide range of sectors.

He is an experienced advocate, having appeared regularly before disciplinary tribunals of regulatory bodies, including those of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, the Health Professions Council and the General Teaching Council for England.

Mr Kemp has also taught public and human rights law at Edinburgh University for approximately 10 years. He will be based in Edinburgh and he will lead the Profession's legal and regulatory team.

Commenting on the appointment Mr Cribb said: "We are very pleased to announce Ben's appointment. Ben has already made a substantial contribution to the development of our regulatory strategy and he has worked very effectively with the members of our Professional Regulation Executive Committee in continuing to build the Profession's constructive relationships with our regulatory partners.

"We are looking forward to benefiting from Ben's expertise and experience in ensuring that our regulatory approach is thoroughly modern, effective and, above all, assures public confidence in the work of actuaries in the years ahead."

Mr Kemp said: "I'm delighted to be taking on this role and I welcome the opportunity to become fully engaged in the Institute and Faculty's regulatory activities at such an important time. The Profession is developing a range of initiatives to bring together a more proactive and cohesive approach to licensing and regulation that is at the same time appropriately robust and proportionate.

"I look forward to playing my part in helping to deliver a regulatory approach that serves the public interest, demonstrates the value of our high professional standards and, in so doing, supports our members, regulatory partners, the users of actuaries and members of the general public alike."