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

Conference Committee

Convenor: Catherine Edgar

Committee Members: Leanne Reynolds, Leck Tham, Nick Warren

Terms of reference

Enterprise Risk Management

Convenor: Anagha Pasche

Committee Members: Greg Bird, Andrea Gluyas, Charmaine Green

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Entrants & Education

Convenor: Position Vacant

Committee Members: Cordelia Shamy, Lyndon Jones, Peter Davies, Sam Segal

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Convenor: Jenn Dobinson

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

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Experience Investigation

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

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External Relations

Convenor: Committee on Hold

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General Insurance

Convenor: Christian Barrington

Committee Members: Anita Samu, Ben McLeod, Craig Lough, Marcelo Lardies, Margaret Cantwell, Mathew JensenPeter 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 Flemming, Doune Connett, Hamish Farrar, Mark Sim, Michael Bartram, Richard Johnson

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Professional Conduct

Convenor: Murray Hilder

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

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Retirement Income Interest Group

Convenor: Christine Ormrod

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

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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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