B Bus Sc (UCT) PhD (Wits) FIAA
I am a qualified actuary and have divided my working life between professional actuarial and management roles, and teaching and research at university. I have worked as the Chief Actuary of a life insurer, consulted to a range of companies and governments, held various directorships, been a member of investment and audit committees, and held a research and policy role at APRA.
My major actuarial concern has been to protect, research and develop new strategies in meeting the savings and insurance needs of people throughout their lifespan as a significant part of the traditional actuarial roles of product development and risk management. I have contributed to thought leadership in the profession through the development of professional guidance notes, text books and hundreds of professional presentations, articles and academic papers as well to government submissions especially on superannuation legislation. Much of this has been through the Retirement Incomes Working Group, which I initiated and have chaired for 10 years.
My current research is focused on the development of appropriate retirement income products, including product design, investment, regulation and personal financial advice. Those interested in financial planning are invited to look at our calculator at in www.draftfinplancalc.com. This is closely related to my position as Convenor of the Retirement Income Working Group of the Actuaries Institute. I am also working on an understanding of greed and justice in society that incorporates recent development in neuroscience and more ancient philosophical and religious approaches.