Elected to the Board in 2016.
Emma is a Senior Consulting Actuary at Hymans Robertson LLP, where she helps lead the life insurance consulting team and has over 20 years’ experience, having previously worked at Milliman and EY in London, New York and Zurich. Emma has significant expertise in retirement and longevity markets and has advised on product development, new market entry, mergers & acquisitions, reinsurance optimisation and de-risking, also covering IFRS, Solvency II, Embedded Value, and risk and capital management.
Emma is published Editor of the book ‘Longevity Risk’ published by RiskBooks. She formerly served as Chairman of ILAG’s Financial Reporting Practitioner Group.
Elected to the Board in 2012.
David was the Chief Executive Officer of Marine and General Life Assurance Society until 1 June 2015 when the Society was transferred into Scottish Friendly. He joined what was then MGM Advantage as Chief Risk Officer in September 2011. Prior to MGM Advantage, David was the Chief Executive Officer for RGA’s UK business, and had previously been a consultant at Bacon & Woodrow and Deloitte.
He is currently a member of Royal London’s Independent Governance Committee.
David has a wide area of expertise across the “at retirement” market, protection business, healthcare, with-profits, pensions and strategic planning. He has been an active participant at ILAG events for many years, and has always encouraged his staff and colleagues to become involved with the organisation.
Elected to the Board in 2017.
Pat has worked in the pensions industry for over 30 years, including several years with a SIPP operator. She held various administrative and technical positions before moving into Compliance in 2000.
In her current role as Regulatory Change Manager for Capita’s Life, Pensions and Insurance Services Division Pat is responsible for identifying and analysing regulatory change, coordinating communications with the regulators, and providing support to implementation projects.
Steve is Head of Marketing at Squared Health, and has over 30 years’ experience in Financial Services. Initially training as an Underwriter he has extensive product development and marketing knowledge in the UK, European and Far Eastern markets. After joining AIG life in 2012 he helped hone the strategy of the Company including new innovative ideas such as Best Doctors, incorporating bereavement support for customers and introducing protection propositions linked to wrap platforms.
Elected to the Board in 2011.
Bob is a Fellow of The Chartered Insurance Institute and an Associate of The Pensions Management Institute. Bob is currently a consultant aiding small businesses to develop holistic wealth management solutions for the later part of their life.
Previously Bob was Retirement Product Lead at Old Mutual Wealth, specialising in that role after a move from Head of Technical Services. Prior to joining Old Mutual Wealth in 2007, Bob had held senior pension technical roles at both Aviva and Mercer.
Veronica’s career has been within financial services since 1981. She has been Marketing Director for a life company, a reinsurer and an online intermediary firm and for over 20 years an independent marketing and business development consultant.
She was on the Board of Family Investments for 9 years and now focuses on Non-Executive Director roles with Chesnara plc and its subsidiary Countrywide Assured, Sanlam UK and the Hanley Economic Building Society.
Veronica has been active with ILAG for many years having been Chairman in 2002 and after a break of 6 years, rejoined the ILAG Board in 2016.
David has spent the last thirty years working in Financial Services and is currently the E-Business Manager for Canada Life. He is a leading industry exponent of customer led communications.
His area of expertise is in delivering online service capabilities to enhance service and distribution propositions. He uses Tatham process review skills to focus on customer needs and his recent experience includes leading the implementation of Salesforce for the Canada Life individual business distribution teams.
David also has extensive retail banking experience with Lloyds Bank including audit, compliance, regulated sales, regulated sales management, operations and customer service experience, ending his time with Lloyds as a regulated branch manager.
David participates in a number of industry communities. He maintains a comprehensive knowledge of the Industry and a wide contact base.
Elected to the Board in 2017.
Gordon has worked within financial services public policy for all of his career, starting with positions with Ed Davey MP and then David Laws MP in Parliament.
He worked in a public affairs consultancy and then the FSA, in both retail policy and government relations.
At Aviva, Gordon has worked in both the UK and the EU Public Policy team. His experience is in understanding the insurance and investment policy environment; building relationships with M(E)Ps, civil servants and others; devising engagement strategies; building a policy case and communicating it effectively.
Gordon was recently promoted to Chief of Staff to Aviva’s General Counsel, but also is involved with corporate governance and regulatory compliance.
Elected to the Board in 2015.
Matt joined AKG Actuaries & Consultants in July 2014 to take on the role of Head of Communications.
Before joining AKG he worked at as a Wealth Management Consultant at Defaqto moving there from AXA Equity & Law where he spent five years working in the Executive Pension department followed by over 15 years in a range of research roles, including Head of Pensions.
Matt has acquired an extensive knowledge of individual and corporate pensions, following in particular the development of the SIPP and retirement income markets. He has also spent time studying the UK platform market and in more recent years has closely followed the emergence of outsourced investment solutions targeted at financial advisers, including multi-asset managed funds and discretionary fund management (DFM) services.
Matt has been actively involved with ILAG for over 10 years. He was previously a member of the Savings Strategy Group and is currently Chair of the Wealth Management Strategy Group.
Elected to the Board in 1992.
Ron is Technical Manager at Swiss Re Europe SA UK Branch.
He is a principle author of Swiss Re's Insurance Reports and its annual market commentaries on the retail and employer- sponsored protection markets
and has led Swiss Re's work identifying and quantifying the Life Assurance and Income Protection Gaps in the UK.
He is a past Chairman of ILAG and is also a member of Group Risk Development (GRiD) Regulations Committee and its Working Party
which has been instrumental in raising awareness of group risk business.
Elected to the Board in 2017
Ceri started her career with AXA UK, where she also trained and qualified as a Barrister specialising in life insurance and pensions. She subsequently moved to Aviva, where she spent 8 years in the life and pensions legal department. She joined HSBC in 2011, initially to support the insurance business but has since also covered employee pensions and benefits and regulatory changes to the UK Wealth business. Still in the UK Legal department at HSBC, her current focus is on risk management and regulatory change.