[Skip to content]

Sign up for our daily newsletter
The Actuary The magazine of the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries

People moves round-up May 2012

Latest appointments and moves from the actuarial world


Towers Watson has appointed senior life insurance specialists Tim Bateman, Peter Murphy and Miles Stanhope to its UK risk consulting business.
Bateman has held a number of senior industry positions, most recently at Equitable Life. He will be based in London and will take a lead role advising clients on a range of financial management issues.
Murphy, previously with Lloyds Banking Group, has joined the Towers Watson team in Manchester. He will focus on capital management and advising clients.
Stanhope is a financial modelling specialist and has joined from PwC to support the expansion of Towers Watson’s modelling community.
In its pension settlement consulting business, the firm has appointed Ian Aley as a senior consultant. Aley has spent over 16 years leading various teams that have developed and implemented insurance and banking de-risking solutions for pension funds. He joins from UBS investment bank.
The firm has also recruited Ian Mitchell, formerly an associate director in the pensions risk advisory division at UBS . Both will be based in Towers Watson’s London office.

Royal Bank of Canada
has appointed Eugene Dimitriou to run insurance solutions and ALM for European insurers. Dimitriou  joins from Royal Bank of Scotland, where he headed the insurance solutions team.

Keith Griffin has been promoted to senior vice-president – actuary at Ariel Reinsurance. He will now be heading up the firm’s actuarial team. Griffin has been with Ariel Reinsurance in Bermuda since 2009.

Sion Cole has rejoined Aon Hewitt from UBS Global Asset Management, where he was an executive director and head of UK and Ireland fiduciary management. Before this, Cole spent eight years with Hewitt Associates where he was a senior investment consultant and head of the Investment client team at its Bristol office.

Jose Vazquez
has been appointed by Direct Line Group as chief risk officer. Vazquez was most recently global chief risk officer at HSBC Insurance Holdings. Previously, he held senior actuarial roles at Zurich Financial Services.

Friends Life has appointed Rosie Harris as chief risk officer. Harris will report directly to Andy Briggs, chief executive officer, and be a member of the group executive committee.

MetLife Assurance
has named Wayne Daniel as chief executive officer with immediate effect. Daniel, who joined in late 2011 as vice-president, succeeds Dan DeKeizer, who is now vice-president for global employee benefits at MetLife. Prior to this, Daniel was at Credit Suisse and Sun Life Financial.

MGM Advantage has appointed Keith Marshall as chief actuary, giving him responsibility for capital management and actuarial reporting. Marshall, who will report to chief risk officer David Gulland, is joining from Friends Life, where he gained over 15 years’ experience.

Aon Hewitt has announced the appointment of Colin Haines to its global retirement and investment practice. Haines joins after five years at LCP, where he was a partner and consulting actuary. Prior to that he was in an in-house pensions strategy role at BAE Systems and worked for Towers Watson in the UK and Sweden.
Anne Swift has also moved to the practice after three years within Aon Hewitt’s defined contribution (DC) team. Swift will now be part of Aon Hewitt’s dedicated global DC team, led by Andrew Warwick-Thompson.

To announce appointments, please send the details in an email to [email protected]