Groupe Consultatif to recruit Deputy Chief Executive

The Groupe Consultatif Actuariel Européen wishes to appoint a full‐time Deputy Chief Executive, based in Brussels, with a focus on fulfilling the Public Affairs function.  In particular, this will involve responsibility for achieving the Groupe’s strategic aim to raise awareness of the actuarial profession among decision-makers in the European Union on a political and economic level, especially in the European Commission and the European Parliament, but also among supervisors, insurance companies, pension funds, financial institutions, consumer organisations, unions, etc.

The Groupe was established in 1978 as the umbrella organization for actuarial professional associations in Europe.  Many of the 20,000 or so actuaries within its 35 member associations are employed by, or act as independent consultants to, insurance companies, pension funds and audit firms, but some also work for other financial institutions, supervisors, regulators and other public sector bodies.

This appointment is to a newly-created post, which reflects the Groupe’s commitment to strengthening its position as a major stakeholder in the field of risk management.  Consequently, the successful candidate will need to be able establish the Groupe’s PA presence and persona largely from scratch. This will require

-    experience of working for a professional or financial industry representative body

-    a strong background understanding of financial and economic issues and the way in which they handled within the EU institutions;

-    a track record in understanding the structure of EU institutions, and experience in and around the institutions of the EU in Brussels and/or Strasbourg.

The successful candidate will be fluent in English and French.  Actuarial experience, familiarity with the actuarial profession or experience of working with actuaries would be an advantage.  Remuneration will be by negotiation, and will be competitive with similar appointments elsewhere in this field.

Further information, including a job description, is available from the Chief Executive, Michael Lucas, Groupe Consultatif, Maison des Actuaires, 4 Place du Samedi, B‐1000 Brussels, tel +32 22 17 01 21, email:, to whom applications, with a current CV, should be submitted by 31 July 2011.

Applicants who wish to discuss the position informally may also contact the Society of Actuaries in Ireland at