Trevor Llanwarne has held the post of Government Actuary since May 2008. Since becoming Government Actuary, he has been involved in a range of issues around public sector pensions and tax matters, longevity and National Insurance, as well as investment, risk and healthcare. He is the scheme actuary for the Teachers, NHS, Judges, Armed Forces, Police, Fire and Members of Parliament pension schemes.
Prior to his appointment as Government Actuary, Trevor has had a long career in the private sector covering both life assurance and pensions.
Trevor is currently serving on the Council of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and on the Profession’s Professional Regulatory Executive Committee.
George Russell is the Deputy Government Actuary, accountable to the GAD Management Board for oversight and operational management of the pensions/social security teams in GAD’s London office.
He joined GAD from the private sector in 1994, subsequently leading GAD’s private pensions policy advisory team and gaining direct regulatory and policy-making experience through secondments to the UK pensions regulator and to the Department for Work and Pensions, assisting on UK implementation of the funding requirements of the 2003 European pensions directive.
George was a member of the Council of the Institute of Actuaries between 2002 and 2008, and served as Honorary Treasurer between 2005 and 2008. In that capacity he was a member of, and chaired, a number of Boards of the UK actuarial profession responsible both for professional/technical issues, and for the financing and management of the profession.
Colin Wilson is GAD’s Technical Director. He is responsible for ensuring that all emerging technical issues are properly addressed, and for the development of our work practices, both technical and professional, in order to provide the best quality service to meet our clients’ needs. He also continues to lead the provision of advice to a number of clients, especially in the area of risk.
Prior to his appointment, Colin was the Chief Actuary of GAD’s Investment & Risk team. Before joining GAD in 2009 he was a senior consultant at specialist risk consultancy Barrie & Hibbert, and previously Director of Quantitative Research within the Portfolio Management Group at Prudential M&G.
Colin is a former Chairman of the UK Actuarial Profession’s Finance, Investment & Risk Management Board, has served on the Council and several committees and working parties of both the Institute of Actuaries and the Institute for Quantitative Investment Research and is a regular speaker at conferences.
Kevin Down is GAD’s Director of Finance and Support Operations. In addition to finance he is responsible for IT, accommodation, security, health and safety and environmental issues.
He joined GAD in 2006 and has over 20 years' experience across a number of Government Departments including the Cabinet Office and National School of Government.
After initially working in policy and service delivery roles he decided to specialise in Finance and is qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant.
Simon Bancroft-Rimmer is GAD’s Director of Human Resources. He oversees the smooth running of the Human Resource function and ensures that as a public sector employer, GAD is complying with best practice in employment law.
Simon joined GAD in 2002 and has over 20 years' experience across a number of Government Departments.
Stephen is the Chief Actuary of the team which provides advice to government on occupational pension arrangements. His roles in GAD also include advice on the structure of the Public Sector Transfer Club, and providing support to departments facing legal challenges such as Employment Tribunals and Judicial Reviews.
Stephen joined GAD in 1994 having previously worked at a large private sector consultancy.
He is also chair of the GAD technical committee which considers unfunded public service pension arrangements.
Sandra is the Chief Actuary of the team responsible for advising several public sector pension schemes, including the Teachers Pension Schemes and the Police Pension Schemes.
Sandra started her career at a large multi-national firm of consulting actuaries where she remained until joining GAD in 2004. On joining GAD she was primarily involved in the resource accounting projects for Police and Fire Authorities and staff transfer work before transferring to the pension team that she now manages.
Ian is the Chief Actuary of the team which is responsible for advising several public sector pension schemes including the Local Government Pension Scheme and the Firefighters’ Pension schemes.
Ian joined GAD in 1997 following a spell in the private sector where he specialised in providing pension advice in corporate transactions and negotiations. He later used this expertise to establish and lead GAD’s Staff Transfer Team.
Ian is chair of GAD’s Professional Technical Sub-Committee and a member of the Sales, Marketing and Client Service Committee. He has also served on committees at the Institute of Actuaries, and has worked closely with the Board for Actuarial Standards.
Sue leads the team responsible for providing advice to the Department of Health and a number of funded schemes to which she is appointed Scheme Actuary.
Sue joined GAD in 2004 after spending many years in private sector consulting where she advised both trustee and corporate clients and spent some time in R&D roles.
Sue heads the GAD funded scheme technical committee and has previously served on committees at the NAPF, Institute of Actuaries and Association of Consulting Actuaries.
Aidan is the Chief Actuary of one of our funded pension scheme teams. As well as managing the service delivery for his team’s clients, he also advises funded pension schemes, scheme sponsors, economic regulators and other government departments.
He joined GAD in 1997, initially advising on social security arrangements in the UK and abroad before switching to occupational pension schemes in 2004.
Aidan has served on working parties and committees at GAD and the actuarial profession, where he has also been an assistant examiner.
Dermot Grenham is Chief Actuary for the Social security, demography and overseas pensions team.
Prior to joining GAD, Dermot held various financial reporting roles in the private sector.Dermot also teaches demography and development studies at the London School of Economics. He has previously been a member of the Council of the UK Actuarial Profession and is currently a member of the UK Actuarial Profession’s Micro-insurance Working Group.
Ken leads the GAD Scottish office and is responsible for providing pension advice to Scottish Government.
Ken joined GAD in 1998, after eight years in private sector pension consultancies, where he worked in a range of roles including M&A, scheme restructuring, defined contribution schemes and pension scheme investment strategy.
Adrian is the Chief Actuary of GAD’s Staff Transfer Team, which handles work arising from the TUPE transfer of public sector workers to the private sector under the Fair Deal pensions policy.
Adrian joined GAD in 2009 after a long career in the private sector, mostly in a pensions consultancy role, delivering a wide range of pensions-related services to clients.
He also chairs GAD’s technical sub-committee on staff transfer matters.