I joined Willis Towers Watson as a professional with three years’ retirement consulting experience. My role was to support Project Managers, Scheme Actuaries and/or Lead Consultants in advising defined benefit pension plans on a range of consulting issues. My interest in programming and building models led me to join the ClientCover team and become an in-house expert on member modelers. In recent years I have taken on more corporate consulting work including benefit exchange exercises, accounting and liability management.
I like to take opportunities to get involved in various projects and diversify my skill sets. Expressing such interests has led me to take on a number of roles including being an editor for the ‘Hot Topics’ publication which is circulated to clients and supporting the Willis Towers Watson Master trust offering ‘LifeSight’ with its operations including pricing and reserving. I am also the Defined Contribution Implementation Manager for ‘RetireAble’.
I spent ten months on secondment at a large retail client, where my role was to support their Pensions Systems team with development and testing of their administration systems and processes. This was a great opportunity for me to demonstrate my skills and expertise to the client, strengthen the client relationship and at the same time gain exposure to the in-house work environment and challenges in the industry.