Term of appointment: 14 January 2021 - 13 January 2024
John is Chairperson of the Scottish Financial Risk Academy Group, a collaborative venture between industry and academia on a range of risk topics, including climate and cyber risks. He recently served as the President of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (2019-20), the professional body for actuaries.
He is particularly interested in technology in financial services and recently helped create a fintech product to deliver financial advice to consumers. He has championed the greater adoption of data science and artificial intelligence by the actuarial profession.
Previously, John held several senior leadership roles in the long-term savings industry. These included: Partner at Hymans Robertson (2014-20), Managing Director at NEST, Customer & Proposition (2013 – 2014), Marketing Director at Lloyds Banking Group (2007 – 2012) and various director roles at Standard Life (1994-2007).
John holds a bachelor’s degree and a doctorate from the University of Glasgow as well as post-graduate diploma from Heriot Watt University.