Our Committees

The NZSA has a number of committees and interest groups to represent its members in particular practice areas, or areas of interest.  If you are interested in joining any committee or interest group, please get in touch with us.

Climate Change Interest Group

Convenor: Margaret Cantwell

Committee Members: Andrew Curtin, Daniel Wong, Les Lohmann, Nicola Thompson, Richard Beauchamp, Robert Cole,

Communications Committee

Convenor: Jessie McCreary (Newsletter Editor)

Committee Members: Adam Follington, Andrea Gluyas, Jenn Dobinson (Website Editor)

Terms of reference

Conference Committee

Convenor: Catherine Edgar

Committee Members: Leanne Reynolds, Leck Tham, Nick Warren

Terms of reference

Enterprise Risk Management

Convenor: Anagha Pasche

Committee Members: Charmaine Green, Richard Johnson, Scott Lewis

Terms of reference

Entrants & Education

Convenor: Lyndon Jones

Committee Members: Melissa Sutjipto, Peter Davies, Sam Segal

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Convenor: Jenn Dobinson

Committee Members: Catherine Edgar, Clinton Freeman, Ian Collins, Kevin Chou, Richard Korte

Terms of reference

Experience Investigation

Experience Investigations now forms part of the Life Insurance Committee’s Terms of Reference.

Terms of reference

External Relations

Convenor: Committee on Hold

Terms of reference

General Insurance

Convenor: Christian Barrington

Committee Members: Anita Samu, Ben McLeod, Craig Lough, Marcelo Lardies, Margaret Cantwell, Mathew Jensen, Peter Davies, Robert Cole, Wayne Anderson, Win-Li Toh

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Convenor: John Feyter

Committee Members: Heather McLeod, Huaning Yang, John Smeed, Len Elikhis, Peter Davies, Premita Ajodha, Sandra Chapman, Xiao Xhong

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Life Insurance

Convenor: David Chamberlain

Committee Members: Catherine Johnston, Darren Fleming, Doune Connett, Hamish Farrar, Mark Sim, Michael Bartram, Richard Johnson

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Professional Conduct

Convenor: Doune Connett

Committee Members: Brian Lenehan, John Errington

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Professional Standards

Convenor: Herwig Raubal

Committee Members: Charlie Cahn, John Smeed, Ian New

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Public Sector Interest Group

Convenor: Charles Hett

Committee Members: Adrian Allott, Andrea Gluyas, Dan Stoner, Eric Judd, Heather McLeod, Jinning Zhao, Kate Dron, Linda Page, Paul Rhodes, Richard Johnson,

Terms of reference

Retirement Income Interest Group

Convenor: Christine Ormrod

Committee Members: Alison O’Connell, Catherine Edgar, Daniel Mussett, Joe Benbow, Kelvin Prisk

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Student Committee

Convenors: Matt Clere & Farhaad Kachwalla

Committee Members: Andrew Curtin, Caroline Moy, John Park, Michelle Porter, Evan Cooper, Riley Power, Lea Tran, James Pearson, An Le

About our Committees

Each Committee has a Terms of Reference.  The arrangements below apply to all Committees unless specified otherwise in the section of the document which is specific to a particular committee.

Committee Membership

Committee Membership is to be approved by Council.    The  Convenor  will  be  a  Fellow  of  the  New Zealand  Society  of  Actuaries  who  is  appointed  by  (and  may  be  replaced  by)  the  Council.

The Convenor is responsible for recruitment of other members of the Committee, with appointments and rotations to be approved by the Council.   Re-approval of Committee members is required by Council every three years.

Committee Meetings

Committees  meet on a regular basis to achieve their objectives.  The Convenor is responsible for ongoing administration.

External Communications

The Convenor is empowered to engage with external parties on behalf of the Society on matters contained within the scope of the Committee’s Terms of Reference above.  All public communications must be approved by the President or a Council member, the Convenor’s role being to provide advice to the President and Council on NZSA public communications.


The Committee will provide the Council with a monthly update of its activities and report on the Years activities for the AGM.   The Committee will also inform the Council of any material issues it considers appropriate at any other time.

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