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            Simon Sheaf

            London Finsbury Square

            +44 (0)20 7728 3280

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            I have worked in, and consulted to, the general insurance industry for nearly 25 years. I focus on the provision of practical advice to enable clients to make informed management decisions in financial and operational matters. Prior to joining Grant Thornton in 2006, I was the chief actuary at a general insurance company.

            My extensive experience in the general insurance sector includes:

            • establishing and leading in-house actuarial functions
            • Solvency II
            • developing capital models
            • estimating claims reserves
            • pricing of portfolios and individual risks
            • fulfilling the role of the Independent Expert on Part VII transfers
            • Section 166 Skilled Person reviews
            • actuarial due diligence for mergers and acquisitions
            • fulfilling the role of the Scheme Actuary on Schemes of Arrangement
            • developing and implementing management information systems
            • providing advice and guidance to boards and senior management teams.

            I currently sit on both the council and the management board of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries ((IFoA). I am also a member of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries' general insurance board. In addition, I was formerly chairman of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries' general insurance education and CPD committee, and am a former member of its education board, education committee, and general insurance reserving oversight committee.

            I am happily married. I used to have hobbies but now I have two daughters instead.

            Expertise covers:

            • Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries
            • Fellow of the Society of Actuaries in Ireland
            • MA (Oxon)