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Actuarial Council Members

Olivia Dickson


Oliva is a non-executive Director of the Royal London Group, and a non-executive adviser to the Senior Partner and Managing Partner of Travers Smith LLP. Olivia also co-leads the non-financial reporting workstream of the Implementation Taskforce on Impact Investing which reports to the Economic Secretary and Minister for Civil Society.

Olivia's previous experience includes serving as a non-executive Director and Chair of the Risk Committee of Canada Life, a non-executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee of Virgin Money plc, a non-executive Director of Investec plc, a Trustee Director and Chair of the Risk Committee of the Mineworkers' Pension Scheme, a non-executive Director and Chair of the Risk and Compliance Committee of Aon Limited and as a member of the Financial Services Authority's Regulatory Decisions Committee and the Pensions Regulator's Determinations Panel. Olivia was a Senior Adviser to the Financial Services Authority, a Managing Director and Head of European Exchange Traded Derivatives Brokerage at JP Morgan and a non-executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of the London International Financial Futures Exchange. Olivia read Mathematics at St Hilda's College, Oxford and is a Sloan Fellow of the London Business School.

Oliva is a non-executive Member of the FRC Board and a Member of the codes and Standards Committee.

Rosemary Beaver


Rosemary is former Head of International Regulatory Affairs for the Lloyd's insurance market, where she was responsible for Lloyd's International trading rights in over 75 countries and for leading Lloyd's international compliance and regulatory relationships. She is currently Vice President and Council Member of the Insurance Institute of London and Junior Warden and Court Assistant to the Worshipful Company of Insurers. She has served as a member of the Board and Council of the Chartered Insurance Institute, is a member of the Independent Woman in Insurance Network committee and an Associate of the Girls' Day School Trust. Rosemary has a Master's degree in Classics from Cambridge University and is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute.

Martin Burke


Martin is the Director of Group Underwriting for MS Amlin plc, an international insurer and reinsurer. Martin was previously a Director and Chief Risk Officer of Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Underwriting at Lloyd’s, a Lloyd’s Managing Agency, prior to the acquisition of Amlin plc by Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Japan. Martin has always worked in the Lloyd’s and London Market, having previously worked in Catlin Group’s Enterprise Risk Management team, served as Head of UK Reporting and the Catlin Syndicate’s Finance Director. Prior to the merger of Catlin and Wellington Underwriting, Martin held a number of actuarial roles at Wellington, having initially undertaken has actuarial training with Commercial Union. Martin read Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics at Heriot-Watt University and qualified as an actuary in 2001, he is also a Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuary.

Angela Darlington


Angela is the Group Chief Risk Officer for Aviva. Previously Angela served as the CRO, Interim CFO and the Chief Actuary for Aviva, UK Life. Prior to joining Norwich Union, Angela was a Principal with William M Mercer and a consultant with Bacon & Woodrow. Angela read Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics at Warwick University and qualified as an actuary in 1994.

Ashok Gupta


Ashok Gupta chairs eValue Investment Solutions and is a non-executive director of New Ireland Assurance and JP Morgan Smaller European Companies. He was formally Chair of AA Insurance Services and Skandia UK, a Founder Director of the Phoenix Group, a non-executive director of Old Mutual Wealth and St James's Place Capital. He was recently Chair of the PLSA DB Taskforce and Deputy Chair of a Bank of England Working Party on Procyclicality.

David Hindley


In mid-2013 David switched to a 'portfolio' career and is currently an NED with four General Insurance Companies. Prior to this David was a Partner in the Actuarial and Insurance Solutions practice of Deloitte LLP, the General Insurance Actuarial Division of Bacon & Woodrow and an actuary with Mercantile and General Reinsurance. David has served as a member of the Council of the Institute of Actuaries and Chair of the General Insurance Board. David read Pure Mathematics and Statistics at Exeter University and qualified as an actuary in 1988.

Joanne Livingstone


Joanne is Principal and Technical Director and Head of Client Services at Punter Southall Limited. Previously Joanne was a Tutor with ActEd, an actuary with Bacon & Woodrow and a Principal Manager with Price Waterhouse. Joanne read Mathematics at Churchill College, Cambridge, received an MBA from Middlesex University and qualified as an actuary in 1988.

Dominic Veney


Dom is a partner with PwC and is a qualified actuary leading the firm's life insurance offering. While at PwC, Dom has worked with many clients across a range of assignments. He is currently reviewing actuary for Standard Life and Equitable Life as well as leading the actuarial support to the audit of HSBC globally. In addition to audit roles, Dom has assisted a number of clients in improving the effectiveness of their actuarial and finance functions, including designing target operating models, identifying and implementing improvements to existing processes, helping with rationalisation of locations and other aspects of change management. Most recently Dom has been supporting clients to understand the impact of financial reporting changes on their systems and process including the proposed changes to IFRS for insurance.

Des Hudson


The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries 

Peter Symons


HM Treasury