Michael is an actuary with over 35 years experience in the insurance industry gained both as a senior executive and a consultant. From 2007 to 2013, he was Group CEO of Ecclesiastical Insurance, and before that a partner with E&Y and Watson Wyatt. In the 1990s he led GRE’s UK Personal lines business and in the 1980s its Strategic Planning activity. He Chaired Ecclesiastical Life Ltd and was a Board member of Ecclesiastical Asset Management. His main experience is strategic leadership of insurance operations, and he has a particular interest in ERM/Operational Risk. Currently Deputy Chair of the Actuarial Profession’s General Insurance Board his focus now is to make sure all aspects of the actuarial contribution (e.g. pricing, underwriting, reserving, capital and risk management) contribute effectively to the governance, running and strategic development of insurance enterprises.