Actuarial Council Members
John Coomber joined Swiss Re in 1973. In 1993, he was made Head of the UK operations. He was appointed a member of the Group Executive Board in 1995, responsible for the Life & Health division and was Swiss Re’s Chief Executive Officer from 2003 to 2005. He was a member of the Group's Board of Directors from 2006 to 2014.
He joined the Board of Pension Insurance Corporation as a Non Exec Director in 2006, was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2009 until June 2015 and continued as a Director until May 2017.
He is also Chairman of MH (GB) Limited. He previously has been a Director of Euler Hermes, Chairman of The Climate Group, Chairman of Climatewise and a member of the Deutsche Bank Climate Advisory Board.
He has a degree in Theoretical Mechanics from Nottingham University, is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and an Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute.
John is a non-executive director of the FRC Board and member of the Codes & Standards, Audit and Remuneration Committees.
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 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.
Naomi is a Trustee Director with 20-20 Trustees, where she sits on boards for a wide variety of DB, DC and hybrid pension schemes. She was previously Director of Legal and of Strategy and Policy at the Pension Fund. She trained as a pension lawyer at Herbert Smith where she advised clients including the Institute of Actuaries, and went on secondment to the Department of Work and Pensions where she was responsible for the design of the moral hazard regime in the Pensions Act 2004.
She has a law degree from Clare College Cambridge, a masters in European Law from L'Universite Libre de Bruxelles and is a graduate of the Meyler Campbell Executive Coach Programme.
Dominic Lindley is an independent consultant specialising in financial services, consumer protection and conduct risk issues. He is a Member of the Financial Services Consumer Panel and Director of policy for New City Agenda, a financial services thinktank founded by David Davis MP, Lord McFall and Lord Sharkey. He is the author of the report - The Pensions Dashboard: How can we make sure it works for consumers and has co-authored reports into the culture of the UK's retail banks and financial regulators. Prior to becoming an independent consultant he was leader of the financial services policy team at Which? and an economist for the UK Parliament’s Treasury Select Committee. He led Which?'s work on with-profits funds and the regulatory framework concerning the reattribution of inherited estates in the funds. He worked on the Future of Banking Commission and led work which resulted in the banning of consultancy charges and deferred member penalties in workplace pensions He is a trustee of the Which? pension scheme and has been a member of the European Banking Authority Stakeholder Group.
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.
Bob Scott is Senior Partner of the actuarial firm Lane Clark & Peacock LLP (“LCP”), a position he has held since 2011. He qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in 1987 having completed the relevant examinations two years previously and became a partner in the firm in 1988.
Bob has held a Scheme Actuary certificate since these were introduced in April 1997 under the Pensions Act 1995. He has been actively involved in the provision of actuarial and related advice to employers and trustees in relation to pensions since joining LCP in 1982. Prior to that he worked for an actuarial consulting firm in Australia, where he commenced his actuarial studies after graduating in 1977 with a degree in mathematics and statistics from the University of Melbourne.
From 1 June 2016 to 31 May 2018 Bob was the Chair of the Association of Consulting Actuaries (“ACA”) which is the representative body for some 1800 UK consulting actuaries working in over 60 firms. He had been an officer of the Association for 4 years prior to his election as Chair and, as Immediate Past Chair, he remains an officer of the Association until 2020. As ACA Chair, he participated fully in the activities of the International Actuarial Association, attending council and committee meetings in 2016 – 2018.
Dom is Chief Actuary for Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) – a specialist insurer of defined benefit pension funds. Dom is responsible for leading the actuarial team at PIC – providing the regular reporting and analysis of the company’s financial performance across all solvency and shareholder metrics, including the calculation and analysis of both the technical provisions and the capital requirements using the agreed internal model. Prior to joining PIC, Dom spent 15 years at PwC, including 6 years as a partner leading their UK life actuarial team, and as Global Actuarial IFRS 17 leader.
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