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.

Honorary Officers

SIAS's Chair, Secretary and Treasurer each serve two year terms.


The SIAS Sub-Committees covers:

  • Programme Talks
  • Marketing
  • Social Events
  • Charity
  • Education

SIAS Committee 2021/22

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!

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Mark Heller

Mark is the Chair of SIAS. He is an experienced actuary with a varied background in life insurance, pensions and recruitment, and is currently Senior Lecturer and Head of the Actuarial Science Group at the University of Kent. As part of his role, Mark travels regularly to Asia to support local IFoA activities and to develop relationships with Asian universities. Outside of work, Mark is an avid pianist and is currently preparing a programme for his LTCL piano diploma.

Raluca Stefan

Raluca joined SIAS in 2019. As Honorary Secretary, she responsible for ensuring that the SIAS objectives are achieved through working alongside the subcommittees. She is keen to ensure SIAS continues to add value to all its members and adapts to the ever-changing actuarial world. In her spare time, Raluca enjoys spending time with her son, being out and about and meeting new people. Raluca currently works as a capital actuarial consultant at Grant Thornton.

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Kishan Patel

As Honorary Treasurer, Kishan is responsible for SIAS’s finances and implementing its investment strategy. Kishan is an Actuary working at KPMG. His hobbies include: baking and non-bake cakes, origami and eating (chocolate and out at restaurants).

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Gayatri Patel

Gayatri is our Social Convenor and is responsible for organising social (albeit virtual for now) events throughout the year. Gayatri is a student actuary working in General Insurance at BDO LLP. She loves travelling, going on walks and spending time with family.

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Tyreece Jacobs

Tyreece is the Marketing Convenor responsible for ensuring that members are kept up to date with the latest communications. He also connects with the IFoA and represents SIAS members’ interests. Tyreece works as an analyst in the Actuarial & Risk team at Grant Thornton UK LLP. He is an events DJ and enjoys competitive sports including basketball and swimming.

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Comfort Ajoku

Comfort is a student actuary working in Government Actuary’s Department. As Charity convenor Comfort works 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

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Emily Burton

Emily joined the SIAS committee in 2020 and supports Raluca and Zandy on the Programme subcommittee. Emily is currently a student actuary working in Aon’s retirement line of business. Outside of work, she enjoys dancing, watching films (particularly musicals) and spending time with family and friends.

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Anurupa Bose Dhingra

Anurupa joined the SIAS committee in 2020 and is part of the social subcommittee helping organise various social events. I enjoy singing (more like humming!) and listening to music. I also enjoy spending time with family and travelling different places.

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Zandy Adjirackor

Zandy joined the SIAS committee in 2020 and leads the programme subcommittee. As part of this role, she assists in the organisation of talks for SIAS. Zandy is a student actuary working at the Prudential Regulation Authority and is currently on secondment at Direct Line Group. In her spare time, Zandy enjoys attending the occasional yoga class, trying new food and travelling.

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Sharon Jacob

Sharon joined the SIAS committee in 2022 and supports Gayatri and Eena on the Social subcommittee. Sharon is currently a student actuary working in pensions consulting at Isio. In her spare time, she enjoys dancing, cycling, travelling and spending time with family and friends.

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Devan Vadher

Devan joined SIAS in 2022 as part of the Programme subcommittee and is keen to organise a diverse range of talks. Devan works as an Actuarial graduate at Lloyd’s of London across Capital, Reserving and Financial Risk. Outside of work, Devan is a keen pianist and over lockdown, decided to start learning the violin.

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Ace joined SIAS in 2022 as part of the Marketing subcommittee and is keen on spreading the awareness of SIAS across London to encourage more engagement of actuaries. Ace works as an Actuarial graduate at WTW in the retirement sector. Outside of work, Ace is a keen sports enthusiastic watching a wide range of sports such as football, rugby and basketball as well as socialising with friends and spending time with family.

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Eena Bajaj

Eena joined the SIAS committee in 2022 and supports Gayatri on the Social subcommittee. Eena currently works as a Longevity actuarial analyst at Munich Re. She enjoys cooking, reading and dancing. Having recently moved to the UK from New Zealand, when it’s not exam season she like to travel and explore new places.