Solvency II Task Force Biographies

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Global
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Martin Bradley
Contact Martin Bradley
+44 20 7951 8815

Global Insurance Risk and Regulatory Leader
Martin co-leads Ernst & Young’s Insurance Sector across Europe, Middle East, India and Africa. He is also Global Insurance Regulatory and Risk Leader for Ernst & Young. Martin joined Ernst & Young in 2005 from Tillinghast where he worked for seven years. Martin started his career at Norwich Union and over nine years carried out a range of financial management and actuarial roles. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries.

Australia
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Matt Hodson
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+61 2 9248 4681

Matt is a Director based in Sydney. Matt has led a number of significant industry projects relating to risk and capital - regularly working with regulators and industry stakeholders as well as chief risk officers and heads of capital across large financial services organizations. Matt has also led and worked on strategic and business transformation engagements for a number of large insurers across Asia. Matt originally worked in our London office where he led EY's early Solvency II engagements and has reviewed and built economic capital models.

Brazil
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Nuno Vieira
Contact Nuno Andre Vieira
+55 11 2573 3000

Nuno has over 12 years of experience rendering consulting services to financial institutions in Portugal, Brazil, Poland and USA. His experience covers mostly Risk and Regulatory services to Banking and Insurance Companies, including governance, quantitative/ qualitative risk management, processes and controls.

France
Pierre Planchon

Pierre Planchon
Contact Pierre Planchon
+33 1 4693 6254

Pierre Planchon, EY Insurance Industry Leader in France, has more than 20 years of experience working with the insurance sector. He has an extensive knowledge of risk management, risk mapping, internal control project roll-out, financial statement audit and transactions. Pierre has both led and served as an advisor on international engagements on Solvency II preparation, internal control certification, French LSF and U.S. Sarbanes-Oxley, among others.

Hong Kong/China/Northeast Asia
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Ranjit Jaswal
Contact Ranjit Jaswal
+852 2846 9888

Ranjit Jaswal is a Partner our Advisory practice based in Hong Kong and has over 17 years’ experience gained in both the corporate and consulting environments. Ranjit has lead numerous international assignments with both multinational and domestic clients, that cover; UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam and the US; and Ranjit is the lead partner on ERM and Financial Risk & Capital Management across Asia.

Germany
Andreas Freiling

Andreas Freiling
Contact Andreas Freiling
+49 6196 996 12587

Andreas Freiling is Head of Insurance in Germany and leads our local Solvency II Task Force. He is the Project Leader for various major assignments related to Solvency II, especially around Risk Management, Internal Controls and Solvency Disclosures. In addition, he has authored various articles focused on Solvency II.

Ireland
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James Maher
Contact James Maher
+353 1 2212 117

James qualified as a Fellow of the Faculty of Actuaries in 1995 and is also a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries in Ireland. James joined the European Actuarial Services practice in September 2010 and is responsible for building and serving the Irish based clients of the practice. Prior to joining EAS James spent almost 20 years in reinsurance delivering innovative risk solutions to clients throughout Europe and beyond.

Italy
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Stefano Battista
Contact Stefano Battista
+39 02 7221 2411

Stefano is a Partner in charge of EY Italian Advisory Projects in financial services markets with significant change management impacts. He is responsible for advisory services in Insurance Industry in Italy and for the task force dedicated to Solvency II project. His main areas of expertise are Program & Project Management Office, Change Management, Organizational & Process Analysis (business process reengineering), IT Governance and Strategy, Risk Management & Assessment (Operational risk project, Internal Control Analysis).

Latin America
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James Littlewood
Contact James Littlewood
+1 305 415 1849

James Littlewood is the Senior Manager within EMEIA FSO specializing in Insurance. He has worked internationally on projects in the UK, GCC, US, Canada, South Africa, Spain and Sweden within Insurance and Banking.

Mexico
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José Manuel Méndez
Contact José Manuel Méndez
+52 555 283 1455

José is the leader of the Actuarial and Financial Risk practices and is also the leader of the Financial Services Sector in Mexico. He has more than 25 years of extensive experience in the Mexican insurance market.

Netherlands
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Paul de Beus
Contact Paul de Beus
+31 88 407 1829

Paul de Beus, Partner at Actuarial Services in the Netherlands. Specialized in Solvency II, Performance & Risk Measurement, Financial products and Model Validation, financial instruments and derivatives valuation, ALM and Risk Management. He is responsible for all Solvency II and actuarial activity in our Central and South East Europe (CSE) area and SII Taskforce leader in Belgium and the Netherlands. Board member of the practice group Asset Management and of the practice group Insurance of EY Financial Services in The Netherlands.

Portugal
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Rita Costa
Contact Rita Costa
+351 217 912 000

Rita Costa leads EY’s Insurance Advisory practices in Portugal focusing on actuarial and risk management services. Rita has more than 14 years of experience working with the insurance sector. She has an extensive knowledge of risk management, risk mapping, risk quantification and Solvency II projects.

Southeast Asia
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Russel Lok
Contact Russel Lok
+65 6309 8100

Russel Lok leads our Insurance Performance Improvement Advisory practice in Singapore. He has over 25 years’ experience in consulting and corporate environments, across many markets both in Asia and in other markets. He was previously the global Solvency II project manager for a large European insurer. He is a past president of the Actuarial Society of Hong Kong.

Spain
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Manuel Martinez Pedraza
Contact Manuel Martinez Pedraza
+34 91 572 7298

Manuel is a leader in the insurance practice and is based in Madrid. He is a member of EY’s Solvency II Task Force and has more than 20 years of experience in the insurance industry. Manuel is also a member of the Spanish Institute of Auditors and the Censores Jurados de Cuentas Institute. For the past 7 years, he has been the audit engagement partner for the largest insurance company in Spain. As member of EY’s SII team he has participated in the gap analysis of French and Italian international insurance companies located in Madrid.

Switzerland
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Hans-Juergen Wolter
Contact Hans-Juergen Wolter
+41 58 289 3491

Hans-Juergen Wolter is a Partner in Ernst & Young’s Actuarial Service team responsible for the life actuarial services in EMEIA. He is also a member of the Actuarial Service leadership team. Hans-Juergen has extensive experience as a leader of an Enterprise Risk Management project for a large multi-national insurance company. Hans-Juergen leads various group-wide Solvency II projects across all three pillars.

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Phil Vermeulen
Contact Phil Vermeulen +41 58 286 3297

Phil Vermeulen, a senior member of the European Actuarial Services team, is located in Zürich. His experience with Solvency II includes leading the implementation of Solvency II across all three Pillars for a multinational insurance group, implementation of the ORSA for a leading multinational, as well as leading the submissions for the Solvency II Quantitative Impact Studies for a number of European clients. He has experience of advising clients on their economic capital calculations, including the audit of economic capital disclosures of a large multinational group, as well as implementation of the requirements of the ICA in the UK and the Swiss Solvency Test.

United Kingdom
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Steve Bell
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+44 20 7951 1647

Steve is an Advisory Partner based in London focusing on IT risk and data related assignments. Steve leads Solvency II systems and data workstreams at a range of insurance clients, and is a member of EY’s Global Solvency II Taskforce with responsibility for data. Working with insurers for more than 20 years, Steve has experience across all parts of the insurance sector including Life, Property & Casualty, Personal Lines and London Market.

Tim Ford

Tim Ford
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+44 20 7951 7443

Tim has extensive experience of Solvency II; leading QIS exercises, gap analyses and program planning, internal model reviews, implementation activity across all pillars and also providing technical assurance to major multinationals. He has deep specialism in economic capital and has led numerous reviews of UK insurer's Individual Capital Assessments.

David Foster

David Foster
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+44 20 7951 5687

David has broad experience in large finance change and transformation programs. Based in London, recent engagements have focused on global IFRS conversions, Solvency II and other regulatory change programs. David has worked with a number of large global and international clients on a wide range of finance and business related change programs including performance improvement, cost reduction and financial systems implementation.

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Clive Martin
Contact Clive Martin
+44 20 7951 1850

Clive is a Pillar 2 specialist and has 20 years experience in risk management and insurance. He is at the forefront of our global advances in Enterprise Risk Management for insurance and reinsurance clients and operates primarily in London, Zurich and New York. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute and a Fellow of the Institute of Risk Management.

United States
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Bill Spinard
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+1 703 747 1070

Bill leads EY’s risk practice for North American insurance companies where he is responsible for organizing EY’s internal risk capabilities and developing and directing a consistent go to market strategy. Bill has over 25 years of consulting experience in risk management, corporate governance, and risk analytics and reporting. He has deep experience in implementing enterprise wide risk management solutions for Fortune 500 companies, particularly financial services companies.

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Doug French
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+1 212 773 3623

Doug French is the Managing Principal of EY’s Insurance and Actuarial Advisory Services practice and is based in the firm’s New York office. In addition, he is responsible for all advisory services for the insurance sector within the firm’s New York Financial Services Office. Doug has worked not only on assignments in the United States, as well as engagements in Mexico, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. His clients include banks as well as life insurance companies.

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Rick Marx
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+1 212 773 6770

Rick Marx is a Principal in Ernst & Young’s Business Advisory Services practice focusing on financial and risk management in the insurance industry. Rick has more than 30 years of experience in financial services, primarily in the insurance industry. Rick is a frequent presenter on the impact of accounting and regulatory change on finance, risk, capital and actuarial processes and organizations in the insurance industry.