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Professional Affairs Board

New lay members join Professional Affairs Board

Harriet Maunsell OBE and Alex Galloway CVO will join the Professional Affairs Board in May.

Lindsay Tomlinson, chairman of the board, said: ‘We are very pleased that we’ve been able to recruit Harriet and Alex to the board. The Profession is committed to protecting the public interest and we’re working hard to ensure this. Getting lay input to our core policy making processes is essential if we are to ensure that the decisions we make really are grounded in the public interest.’

Harriet Maunsell spent 20 years as a lawyer with Lovells, most of that time as a partner specialising in pensions law. After leaving Lovells in 1997 she became a member of the board of the Occupational Pensions Regulations Authority (Opra) and was chairman from 2001 until 2005. In 2004 she became non-executive director of the Serious Fraud Office and is a member of the Pension Policy Institute. She said: ‘I’m delighted to have the opportunity to work with the Actuarial Profession on the vital issues of professional standards and ethics.’

Alex Galloway has spent his entire career as a civil servant: with the Department of the Environment, the Cabinet Office, the Local Government Commission for England, and the Energy Saving Trust. From 1998, until his retirement in 2006, he was clerk to the Privy Council and permanent head of the Privy Council Office. He said: ‘The Professional Affairs Board has a vital role in defining the standards that guide actuaries in their professional conduct. As a lay member I hope to be able to bring a wider perspective to this task, and I welcome the opportunity to help ensure public confidence in the profession.’