My name is Chris and I have over 30 years’ experience of actuarial work.
Most of my work is as a scheme actuary to defined benefit pension schemes; however I also advise employers on the provision of pensions for their staff, and this insight helps my trustee clients to reach balanced and pragmatic funding solutions.
When assisting with negotiations on how to fund defined benefit schemes, my approach is to look for areas of common ground and to suggest innovative ideas and compromises.
Within LCP, I am a member of a number of groups with responsibility for maintaining professional standards and setting internal policies regarding the way that we advise our pensions and insurance clients.
Outside of the office, I am involved with charitable work in Ghana and I am a trustee of the Company of Actuaries Charitable Trust; I am also a keen amateur astronomer and I am trying to keep the aging process at bay by running and cycling.
If you distil everything about LCP down to one thing, it is 'I trust what they are telling us'.
How I can help
We provide individual and high quality actuarial advice, taking a collaborative approach between trustees, employer and advisers, to ensure a focus on good member outcomes.
Cost increases mean that it is essential for every independent school to consider their participation in the Teachers’ Pension Scheme carefully. We can help decision-makers decide whether the TPS is right for your school and, if not, what other provision could be proposed. We can also support you through the consultation process, communicating with your teachers with clarity, empathy and honesty.
Our intuitive, real-time pensions technology allows you to see the information you need when you need it, helping you to make decisions.
We help pension scheme trustees and sponsors to determine the ultimate destination for their scheme and help them put together a plan to get there, including how to effectively manage the risks they face along the way.
We help make governance simple and effective so that you can make decisions and act on opportunities quickly.
Whether you are a member nominated, employer nominated or an experienced independent trustee of an occupational pension scheme, it is vital you are up to date and fully understand how legislative and regulatory issues impact your scheme. We offer a variety of standard and bespoke training sessions for pension scheme trustees, which are clear, informative and interactive and delivered by our experienced in-house professionals.