Ruth joined Willis Towers Watson in 2014, having graduated with a degree in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge. Being an actuary appealed because it gave Ruth the opportunity to use her problem-solving skills in a client-facing environment.
In the last six years Ruth has worked on a variety of pension schemes, from financial institutions to household brands. She has been giving support to trustees and sponsoring employers in projects ranging from regular pension scheme valuations and accounting to one-off liability management exercises and sustainable investment. Since qualifying as a pensions actuary in 2018 and CERA in 2019, she has been a line and operations manager, supporting her colleagues through the pandemic.
Ruth frequently volunteers with the IFoA. During the pandemic she has worked on the IFoA’s COVID-19 Action Taskforce on sustainability issues and before qualifying sat on the Student Consultative Forum, representing the views of actuarial students to the IFoA, influencing policy changes and improving access for students with disabilities.
Ruth most enjoys client consulting. She provides advice to Trustees at meetings, builds the client relationship and manages her teams to deliver client projects. Ruth has supported one of her clients through a merger and Section 75 debt project, worked on climate change initiatives, helped her clients to de-risk their uncertain pension scheme liabilities and trained trustee boards in complex changes to legislation.
Ruth is also a committee member on WTW’s disability network, helping to run campaigns to improve awareness and support for mental health and disability issues.
In her spare time Ruth plays the oboe in an orchestra in North London and is a keen recorder player.