David Hare has been chosen to become President-elect of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and will take up his post on June 25 2012.
Dr Hare was elected by the council of the Profession and will take the position when Philip Scott, the current President-elect, becomes President and current President Jane Curtis becomes Immediate Past-President.
He is a specialist in life insurance, and is shortly to become a partner with Deloitte, following a career which has seen him work for Scottish Mutual, Abbey National and, most recently, Standard Life.
Dr Hare's considerable track record of volunteering with the profession has seen him serve as a member of the Faculty of Actuaries Council between 2001 and 2010 and Vice-President from 2009/10.
He is also an active member of the life community - as both a member and former chair of the life practice executive committee, as well as serving as a non-executive member of the independent Board for Actuarial Standards established by the Financial Reporting Council.
Current President Jane Curtis said: 'I am very pleased to see David elected to this position. His experience, both in his professional capacity and as a tireless volunteer have already made him a valuable asset to our Profession.
'This, along with his enthusiasm and ever-present good humour will make him a first class ambassador for the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.'
The current President-elect, Philip Scott, said Dr Hare's election meant the Profession now had the full presidential team in place for his upcoming term of office as President. 'I am looking forward to working with David and am delighted to see a candidate of his calibre stepping forward to lead our Profession,' he said.
Dr Hare added: 'I qualified in 1988, never dreaming that 25 years later, I would be leading our Profession. I am honoured to have been elected and look forward to working alongside Philip and Jane as we continue to build a profession that is fit for the needs and aspirations of our members.'