2016 ACTUARY OF THE YEAR - SCOTT McNEILL
Scott McNeill is an Associate Director within the Edinburgh office of PwC's Actuarial Services practice. He has spent most of his career focusing on Solvency II, Risk and Capital Management and is regarded as one of PwC’s leading experts in these areas.
In recent years Scott has supported a number of the UK's largest insurance firms interpreting and implementing Solvency II, as well as in developing and validating Solvency II compliant internal models and calibrations. He is one of PwC's specialists in the long-term guarantee package - particularly the matching adjustment - and has supported many firms with their MA/VA and transitional applications.
2016 STAR OF THE FUTURE - ANDREW SMITH
I was very surprised to be nominated and still don’t know who put me forward. Winning the award is certainly not something I expected and I am delighted that my peers, professional contacts and colleguaes have recognised me in this way. I am also pleased to continue to fly the flag for pensions actuaries and hope that our recent monopoly over this award continues (no pressure guys).
Andy graduated from the University of Warwick in 2009 with a first class degree in Economics. He joined Barnett Waddingham’s pensions actuarial team in 2010 and qualified as an Actuary in 2015.