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People moves round-up - April 2012

Latest appointments and moves from the actuarial world


Graeme Charters has joined OAC Actuaries and Consultants as head of business development and as an actuarial consultant specialising in risk management. He will lead the firm’s growth plans in actuarial consulting and Mo.net financial modelling services.

Towers Watson has appointed Nico Aspinall to lead its UK defined contribution investment business. Aspinall joins the London team after four years at Barclays Bank’s UK retirement fund.

Broadstone Pensions and Investments Ltd has appointed three new staff to its actuarial and investment team:
Kara Howlett joins as an actuarial consultant, moving from the Government Actuary’s Department.

Sheena Freestone joins as investment consulting director from P-Solve Asset Solutions.

Vijah Shah joins as actuarial services director in the corporate benefits division. Shah has 15 years’ experience in the industry and has worked for three firms of consulting actuaries.
Buck Consultants
has appointed Tony Winterburn as senior consulting actuary (de-risking) to lead its de-risking effort in the UK. Winterburn is a qualified actuary with over 20 years’ experience in the corporate pensions market. He joins from AEGON UK, where he was head of sales actuarial, focusing on new business development of defined benefit schemes

BBS Consultants & Actuaries Ltd has announced that Michael Harvey has joined the board of directors. Harvey joined BBS three years ago and is a senior consulting actuary with over 20 years’ pensions experience. He will continue to advise clients, but will also assume board responsibility for implementation of new marketing initiatives.

Aon Benfield, the global reinsurance intermediary and capital adviser of Aon Corporation, has appointed Ahmed Rajab as CEO, Middle East and North Africa. Rajab, who has 15 years of experience in the reinsurance industry, will report to Aon Benfield’s co-CEOs of EMEA, Richard Posgate and Alan Gregory. Rajab moves from Willis Re, where he was regional director, Middle East and North Africa.

Barnett Waddingham has appointed Gordon Pollock to help lead the expansion of the firm’s expert witness work. Pollock, who was formerly a partner and UK chief actuarial officer at Mercer Worldwide and chairman of the Association of Actuaries, has extensive private-sector pensions experience, acting as scheme actuary to a number of schemes, as well as providing corporate actuarial advice to FTSE 100 companies. He also acted as an expert witness for Prudential Assurance Company Limited in the recent Prudential Staff Pension Scheme court case.
Ian Burningham has joined KPMG’s non-life actuarial insurance leadership team. Burningham was previously a partner at a leading Australian actuarial consulting firm and at Deloitte. The company also welcomes Cobus Fourie as principal adviser to its life actuarial insurance team in Bristol. Cobus previously worked for Sanlam.

Also joining the team are four executive advisers: Vicky Eastoe from Lloyd’s Banking Group; Natasha Naidoo from Old Mutual; Jeffrey Chan from AXA Hong Kong; and Greg Lugisani from Discovery Holdings.