We are governed by a committee of 14 members, including three Honorary Officers.
Committee members are responsible for the day-to-day running of SIAS's activities and delivering SIAS services to our members.
SIAS's Chair, Secretary and Treasurer each serve two year terms.
The SIAS Sub-Committees covers:
- Programme Talks
- Social Events
SIAS Committee 2019/20
Here's a list of our current Committee members. Our year runs from 1st October to the 30th September so if you're interested in joining us, let us know in July/August!
Margaret De Valois
Margaret is the Chair of SIAS. She is an experienced pensions consultant and team leader as well as being an ex-editor of “The Actuary” magazine. She writes regularly about pension issues, and has also appeared on TV, following being selected for the BBCs “Expert Women” programme. Outside work, Margaret enjoys running, playing the piano and spending time with her twin daughters.
Jonny joined SIAS in 2017. As Honorary Secretary, is responsible for ensuring that the SIAS objectives are achieved through working alongside the subcommittees. He is keen to ensure SIAS remains a modern society that meets the needs of its members through engaging communications and interesting events. Jonny enjoys playing golf and travelling (including visits back to his hometown of bonnie Dundee!). Jonny currently works as a pensions consultant at Aon.
Natanya was previously SIAS' Honorary Secretary and now supports Luke on the Marketing team, with a particular focus on the new website and social media. She is also SIAS's representative at the IFoA's regional society committees which aims to help improve the links between London and the other UK regional societies. Natanya works at Direct Line Group in their Financial Risk function and in her free time she enjoys travelling, especially to countries with good food, wine and white sand beaches
As Honorary Treasurer, Yuming is responsible for SIAS’s finances and implementing its investment strategy. Yuming enjoys exploring the public interest angle of actuarial work, playing tennis and badminton and going to the theatre. Yuming is a Fellow of the IFoA, working as a General Insurance Manager at Mazars LLP, specialising in capital modelling.
As a member of the Social Subcommittee, Sameer helps to organise our regular social events, ensuring they run smoothly. Sameer works with the Financial Conduct Authority in the Actuarial team. Previously Sameer has worked as a consultant and with a number of life insurers. Sameer is a keen supporter of many charities including recently participating as an advisory board of an arts charity. His hobbies include spending time with his daughters, going to the gym and Bollywood!
Apart from being a pensions actuary who has specialised in the pensions impacts of compulsory staff transfers, mostly under TUPE, Jon has also qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Normal virtues and vices are admitted.
Kishan is our Social Convenor and is responsible for organising social events throughout the year. Kishan is a student actuary working at Prudential. His hobbies include: baking and non-bake cakes, origami and eating (chocolate and out at restaurants).
Omer supports Kishan on the Social subcommittee and is responsible for organising various Social events throughout the year. Omer is a student actuary working in General Insurance at Mazars LLP. He enjoys Pub Quizzes (The Hope in Peckham if you were wondering), Karaoke (either Buble or Eminem) and TV binge-watching (has to be The Wire in the number 1 slot).
As Charity Convenor, Antri is responsible for ensuring that the charity activities are aligned the overall strategy of SIAS. She enjoys travelling (especially back to her sunny and warm hometown Limassol, Cyprus), cooking and collecting rare coins and special edition stamps. She is currently a student actuary and works in General insurance at Mazars LLP.
As Programme Convenor, Raluca is responsible for organising talks for SIAS. She is committed to ensuring an interesting programme for our members, covering of wide range of subjects across all actuarial disciplines and incorporating speakers with a variety of presentation styles. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling and spending time with family. She also enjoys learning and following her completion of the IFoA exams decided to take French classes. Raluca is a Capital Actuary at Direct Line.
Luke is the Marketing Convenor, ensuring that members are kept up to date with the latest communications. Luke is also Education Convenor where he connects with the IFoA and represents SIAS members’ interests. Luke works in bulk annuity pricing at Rothesay Life. He enjoys playing football, pub quiz’s and reading, particularly behavioural psychology books.
Abdul is on the Social subcommittee where he helps organise and run our social events throughout the year. Outside of the world of Actuarial, Abdul has a keen interest in sports and particularly enjoys cycling and attending the gym. Abdul is an avid traveller and can be found anywhere from the incline of the Great Wall of China to adventuring through the golden triangle in India.
Kate supports Raluca on the Programme subcommittee. In her spare time, she enjoys playing piano and basketball and exhibition-hopping. She is currently a student actuary working at Pensions Insurance Corporation.
Comfort is a student actuary working in Government Actuary’s Department. She supports Antri in the Charity Subcommittee to provide more opportunities for members to raise funds for their chosen charity. Outside of work, she enjoys finding new places and activities to participate in whilst also watching a good movie/TV series with loved ones