Monica Allanach was a much respected member of the actuarial community. She was committed and strong willed, especially in her support and representation of women in the profession and as the first female member of the Institute of Actuaries' council in 1968.
She recognised the need in the 1950s for support networks and initiated informal ways for female fellows and students to meet. She was technically exceptionally competent, with her work becoming required reading for students studying the FIA qualification.
She had an unfailing passion for her profession and always worked towards promoting it and those within it. She worked for Prudential UK & Europe for the majority of her career, becoming the first woman to reach management level; always acting with integrity, and making prudent decisions at every turn.
A full obituary, written by Derek Fellows, can be viewed here.