Start time: 12.30 pm (with tea/coffee + light lunch available from 12.00 noon)

End time: 2.30 pm

Chartered Accountants, House, 47-49 Pearse St,, Dublin 2, D02 YN40, Ireland

In-person event: Scheme Actuary Forum

In order to attend this event, you must hold a current Scheme Actuary Certificate or intend to apply for one in the near future.


The 2023 Scheme Actuary Forum will include the following :

  • A brief word from the Chair of the Pensions Committee
  • Update from the Pensions Authority
  • Sponsor Covenant
  • Investment Update

The presentation will be followed by Q&A session.

Biographical details

Grace Guy is Head of Supervision and Enforcement with the Pensions Authority, the Irish Regulator for occupational pension schemes and PRSAs. The Supervision and Enforcement Unit is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Pensions Act through forward-looking risk-based supervision and instigates prosecutions and other sanctions where breaches are found to have occurred.

Michael McElligott is a Director at Cardano and has 8 years of employer covenant experience. Prior to joining Cardano, he spent 5 years in EY’s financial services practice following his graduation from the University of Limerick. He has provided employer covenant advice to numerous schemes in the UK in connection with, among other things, corporate events, M&A transactions and actuarial valuations. He is also actively advising a number of DB schemes in the Irish market on employer covenant matters from his base in Cork.

David Warren is the CIO for Zurich Life Assurance plc and has held that position since late 2009. He completed his Bachelor of Commerce undergraduate degree in University College Dublin (UCD) in 1988 and obtained a Masters in Economic Science from UCD in 1989. David joined Zurich Life in 1993 from Irish Life Investment Managers and has been a senior member of the Zurich Life asset management team in Ireland for over 30 years and has been part of the senior executive management team of Zurich Life since becoming CIO. Zurich's asset management team in Ireland has direct responsibility for managing over €28.4 billion (31 December 2022) of policyholder and Zurich Group assets across a wide range of fund types and asset classes, including derivative overlays and currency management. David is a member of the CFA Institute and a Director of the Irish Association of Investment Managers.

Gerard Nolan is a Principal and consulting actuary with Mercer. He provides general and actuarial consulting advice to a variety of clients, covering funding issues, accounting implications, pension plan design and compliance with various regulatory requirements. Gerard is actively involved with the Society of Actuaries in Ireland – currently as Chair of the Pensions Committee as well as being on the Society’s Council. He is also a member of Mercer’s Actuarial Best Practice Group.

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You must be a member of the Society of Actuaries in Ireland to attend this event.
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Gerard Nolan, Grace Guy, Michael McElligott & David Warren.
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