The Financial Secretary to the Treasury has chosen Fiona Dunsire to serve as the Government Actuary for a fixed term of 5 years.
With 35 years of actuarial experience in the private sector, including her previous role as UK CEO of Mercer from 2012 to 2019, Fiona brings a wealth of expertise in pensions and investments. She has been a fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries since 1993.
Fiona’s appointment marks a significant milestone as she becomes the first female Government Actuary since the position was established in 1917.
She will assume the role following the retirement of Martin Clarke later in 2023, who has been serving as the Government Actuary since 2014.
Expressing her excitement, Fiona Dunsire stated, “The GAD has a long and esteemed history of providing top-notch actuarial analysis across the public sector for over a century. I am thrilled to be appointed as the Government Actuary and look forward to leading the department in the years to come, contributing to the resolution of the complex societal challenges we face.”
In response, Martin Clarke, the outgoing Government Actuary, commended Fiona on her appointment and extended his good wishes, saying, “It has been an honor to lead the Government Actuary’s Department for over nine years. I warmly congratulate Fiona on her new role and wish her every success.”