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.

2020/2021 Conference Committee

Convenor: Susan Macaulay

Committee Members: 
David Cusack, Nicholas Warren

Terms of reference

Banking Representative:

Ian Perara

Code of Conduct Review

Convenor: Christian Barrington

Members: Anagha Pasche, Chris Logan, Cheryl de Joya

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Communications Committee

Convenor: Donovan Stevens

Committee Members:  Samuel Stewart, Tessa Steel, Caleb Tarzwell, Bao An Le

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Enterprise Risk Management

Convenor: Deniz Sumengen

Committee Members: Angus Cheng, Doune Connett, Gavin Pearce, Heting Yang, Len Elikhis

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Events Committee

Convenor: Caroline Moy

Committee Members: Georgia Knowles, Jo Ann Shum, Leanne Reynolds, Richard Korte, Sabrina He, Sarah Cullen

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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 : Andrea Gluyas

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General Insurance Committee

Convenor: Margaret Cantwell – Contact the committee convenor 

Committee Members: Anagha Pasche, Andrea Gluyas, Clinton Freeman, Craig Lough, Heathcliff Neels, June Kuan, Peter Davies, Robert Cole, Wayne Anderson, Win-Li Toh.

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Health Committee

Convenor: Sandra Chapman

Committee Members: Anagha Pasche, Heather McLeod, Jeremy Holmes, Peter Davies, Shaun Ashman, Xiao Zhong

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IFRS 17 Working Group

Convenor: Ben Coulter – Contact the committee convenor

Committee Members: Charles Hett, Christian Barrington, David Chamberlain, Farhaad Kachwalla, Fred Jorgensen, Joe Benbow, John Smith, Jonathan Turner, Leck Tham, Linda Page, Margaret Cantwell, Mark Sim, Michelle Green, Nicholas Warren, Peter Davies, Richard Johnson, Richard McPherson, Shami Shearer

Life Insurance Committee

Convenor: David Chamberlain

Committee Members: Adrian Allott, Ben Coulter, Chris Marston-Fergusson, Dayle Noonan, Farhaad Kachwalla, Hamish Farrar, Ken Mackechnie, Mark Sim, Nathan Colbert

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Member Engagement Committee

Convenor: Sarah Park

Committee Members: Cordelia Shamy, Melissa Sutjipto, Michael Clarke, Nicola Thompson

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Professional Conduct Committee

Convenor: Doune Connett

Committee Members:  Brian Lenehan, Doug Leybourne, John Errington, Linda Caradus

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Professional Development Committee

Convenor: Catherine Johnston

Committee Members: Charmaine Green, Gary Chadwick, Lee-Ann Du Toit, Peter Brown

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Professional Standards Committee

Convenor: John Smith

Committee Members: Ian New, Linda Page, Nathan Thomas, Ross Simmonds

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Retirement Income Interest Group

Convenor: Ian Perera – Contact the committee convenor

Committee Members: Alison O’Connell, Christine Ormrod, Fraser McKay, Janet Shirley, Kelvin Prisk, Simon Ferry

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Student Committee

Co-Convenors: Lea Tran and Le Roux Koorts

Committee Members: An Le, Chris Wood, Claytyn Riki, Eena Bajaj, Evan Cooper, Georgia Knowles, Hannah van Crasbeek, James Pearson, Michelle Porter, Shawn Sreedhar

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Sustainability Interest Group

Convenor: Darren Fleming

Committee Members: Christian BarringtonEmma Vitz, June Kuan, Leanne Reynolds, Sam Stewart

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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.