The Government Actuary Trevor Llanwarne has been recognised for his services to the actuarial profession and the public finances in the Queens New Year Honours List.
Llanwarne, who has held the post since 2008, was one of just seven people in this year's list to be appointed as a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB). The accolade also recognises his services to public sector pension reform.
Since becoming Government Actuary he had been involved in a range of issues around public sector pensions and tax matters, longevity and National Insurance, as well as investment, risk and healthcare.
Llanwarne is also the scheme actuary for the teachers, NHS, judges, armed forces, police, fire and MP's pension schemes. He currently serves on the Council of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and on the Profession's Professional Regulatory Executive Committee.
Other pensions industry figures recognised in the list include Jane Newell, the director and chair-elect of the John Lewis Partnership Pensions Trust, who was made a dame. Newell, who previously chaired the Royal Mail Pension Plan for seven years, received her honour for services to the pensions industry and charity.
Timothy Sands, deputy director for NHS pay, pensions and employment services, received the CBE for services to reform of the NHS pension scheme, while Teresa Sienkiewicz, director at consultancy KPMG, was made an OBE for services to the accountancy and pensions professions.
A CBE was also awarded to Timothy Breedon, formerly chair of the Association of British Insurers and group chief executive of Legal and General Group, for services to the insurance industry.