Bristol-based BBS Consultants & Actuaries has hired two new consulting actuaries: Jenny Richards and Mark Channon. The additions, plus two recent graduates, grow the firm's headcount to around sixty, of which sixteen are fully qualified actuaries.
Prior to joining BBS Consultants & Actuaries, Jenny Richards worked at Punter Southall Group, an actuarial consulting firm, as a Consultant Actuary for four years. Previously, she worked as a Pensions Consultant at Hewitt Associates, part of Aon, for six years from 2006. Richards started her career in 2003 at Watson Wyatt, one of the entities that formed Towers Watson in 2010 (today Willis Towers Watson). Richards holds a Master of Mathematics from the University of Exeter and is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.
Prior to joining BBS, Mark Channon worked at Mercer as the Head of Retirement for the New Zealand arm of the firm’s business, acting, among others, as a consultant to defined benefits superannuation schemes. He started his career with Mercer in 2005 as an Actuarial Analyst, growing through the ranks, before relocating to the UK this summer. Channon holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Nottingham's University.
Both Richards and Channon join BBS as a Consulting Actuary, boosting the firm’s actuarial and investment services through their combined experience. In addition, the firm has also added two newly qualified actuaries to its team, Kylie Arbon, who joined the firm from Advance Environmental in 2011, and Julia Pardoe, who joined the firm in 2012 following graduation. Both Kylie and Julia recently passed their final FIA exams certifying them to practice as fully qualified actuaries. The Bristol-based advisory now has 16 qualified actuaries across its sixty local staff.