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06 OCTOBER 2016 | BY THE ACTUARY TEAM

Hymans Robertson has appointed John McKenzie as head of insurance transfers and reporting. He was previously a consulting actuary and principal at Milliman’s UK Life practice. Theresa Chew also joins the firm as head of transactions and structuring. She will focus on growing its M&A advisory and transaction structuring capabilities.

Jenny Richards

BBS Consultants & Actuaries has appointed Jenny Richards (above) 

Mark Channon

and Mark Channon (above) to its team of scheme actuaries. Richards joins from Punter Southall and Channon from Mercer.

Punter Southall has promoted Sarah Brown and Wendy Fitzpatrick to principals. Brown joined the consultancy in 2001 and leads on its research into scheme funding. Fitzpatrick joined in 1997 and provides consultancy on DB and DC schemes. She advises schemes on funding and investment.

Xerox HR Services has promoted Vishal Makkar to head of retirement in the UK and principal, and Wes Jones to principal. Makkar will determine the direction and strategy of the business. Jones will work with account managers in Manchester and Edinburgh, and on new business development.

Barnett Waddingham has appointed three specialists to its insurance consulting practice. Michael Crawford joins as head of analytics. He has experience in implementing machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques into the insurance industry.

Patrick Gloster has over three years of experience in life reinsurance with a particular focus on Solvency II preparations and joins from the capital management team at XL Life Re. 

Iain Maclugash brings significant experience in developing business capital models in advance of Solvency II implementation. He previously worked for Aviva for six years.

Paul Sweeting


Paul Sweeting (above) has returned to the University of Kent as professor of actuarial science. He joins from Legal & General Investment Management, where he was head of research. Professor Sweeting is a regular commentator on pensions and investment issues, as well as being a global expert on risk management.

Chris Littlefair

Insight Risk Consulting has appointed Chris Littlefair (above) as a director. He will be responsible for growing the firm’s reserving offering. He joins from Amlin, where he was head of group reserving.