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Janet Sharp (Jamaica)
Janet Sharp is the Appointed Actuary for Sagicor Life Jamaica Limited (SLJ) an appointment she has held since 2003. Prior to September 2009 she held the position of Executive Vice President and Resident Actuary for SLJ with direct responsibility for Corporate Actuarial functions, administration of the Corporate Actuarial department, and risk reporting. Prior to the merger of Life of Jamaica and Island Life in 2003, Mrs. Sharp was the Vice President and Resident Actuary for Island Life Insurance Company Limited where she started her working career.
Janet is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania with a BSc. Econ in Actuarial Science and Decision Sciences. She obtained her Masters in Actuarial Science from Georgia State University in 1988.
Janet is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries, a Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst (CERA), and a Member of the Caribbean Actuarial Association (CAA) where she serves as Chair of the CAA Governance Committee. She is married to Richard and they have two children.
The rest of the Executive Council comprises:
Kyle Rudden (Trinidad & Tobago)
Kyle Rudden is a consulting actuary and chartered accountant with 30 years’ experience in financial services consulting, primarily in the Caribbean and Central America. At KR Services Limited, he heads a team of actuaries and related professionals providing actuarial consulting services in the life, non-life and pensions practice areas. Kyle has acted as Appointed Actuary / independent consulting actuary to many life and non-life insurers and benefit programs operating in the region, including clients reporting under IFRS, US, UK, Canadian and Dutch standards. He is a frequent speaker on actuarial and accounting issues, particularly the application of IFRS, regulatory and actuarial standards in developing markets.
Kyle is committed to sustainable and ethical human development initiatives, ranging from internships for underprivileged students to supporting actuarial and accounting educational programs internationally.
A Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and an Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society, he is an active participant in local, regional and international accounting and actuarial bodies.
Marcus Bosland (Bahamas)
Immediate Past President
Marcus Bosland is the Resident Actuary of Colina Insurance Limited, the largest life and health insurer in The Bahamas. Prior to joining Colina, Marcus was the Assistant Vice President – Actuarial and Appointed Actuary of Guardian Life of the Caribbean, a life insurer headquartered in Trinidad & Tobago.
A Fellow of the Society of Actuaries since 2001, Marcus graduated with distinction from the University of Waterloo (Ontario) with a joint honours degree in Actuarial Science/Economics. Marcus also holds a Masters of Business Administration from Edinburgh Business School.
Judy Veira (St. Vincent & the Grenadines)
Judy Veira is a Consulting Actuary with Trinity Consulting Ltd., based in St. Vincent & the Grenadines, providing employee benefit related services primarily for private, statutory and government pension plans, and national health insurance programs, in the Caribbean.
Her actuarial work experience began in North America, with Manufacturers Life, Toronto and Towers Perrin, New York and Pittsburgh.
She is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, graduated from the University of Western Ontario with an Honours degree in Actuarial Science and has completed Levels 1 and 2 of the Chartered Financial Analyst program.
As a member of the CAA, she sits on the Social Security Committee and has served on the Pensions Committee. Judy currently serves as a Director of the Bank of St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Chair of the BoSVG Audit Committee and a Director of IM Holdings Inc.
Cathy Allen (Jamaica)
Catherine Allen is Vice President and Actuary for Guardian Life Limited. Prior to joining Guardian Life, Mrs. Allen worked with the Financial Services Commission for 3 years as Chief Actuary and as Actuarial Assistant with a major insurance company in Jamaica for 11 years. Mrs. Allen is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.
Sapna Chatlani (The Bahamas)
Sapna Chatlani joined Colina Insurance Limited in The Bahamas in 2008. During that time she led the Health Unit of the Actuarial Department for six years and currently leads the Life Unit. Prior to arriving in the Bahamas, Sapna spent approximately two years in Ernst and Young, London working in their Actuarial Unit. Sapna started her actuarial career at Guardian Life of the Caribbean, Trinidad & Tobago where she spent approximately five years.
Sapna is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.
Mike Smith (Florida, USA)
Mike is a consulting actuary and actuarial volunteer specializing in property and casualty. Based in Florida, Mike has been active in the Caribbean and Latin America since 1987 and currently serves on the International Actuarial Association’s Latin America Subcommittee. He currently volunteers for several actuarial organizations in the areas of actuarial standards, communication, diversity, education, governance, membership, and research.
Mike earned a bachelor’s degree from Georgia State College and a master's degree from the University of Chicago. He is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society, a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.
A personal goal of Mike’s is to foment growth in the actuarial profession throughout the Greater Antilles.
Jennifer Straughn (Barbados)
Jennifer Straughn is the Vice President in the Corporate Actuarial department of Sagicor Life Inc and is based in its Barbados office. Prior to rejoining Sagicor in 2011, Jennifer worked at Legal & General Assurance Society in the United Kingdom. Prior to pursuing an actuarial career Jennifer worked as an Economist at the Central Bank of Barbados.
A Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries since 2012, Jennifer graduated with First Class Honours from the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill) with a double major in Economics and Mathematics. She also holds a MSc. Economics for Development from the University of Oxford and a MSc. Actuarial Science from Heriot-Watt University (with distinction).
Stuart South (Jamaica)
Stuart is an Actuarial Analyst at Sagicor Group Jamaica (SGJ), one of the largest full service financial institutions in Jamaica. Prior to joining SGJ in November 2015, Stuart spent two years at the sister company, Sagicor Life Inc. Barbados, working in a similar capacity.
Over the last three years Stuart has primarily been focused on employee benefits work. In this time, he has worked on pension plans spanning several jurisdictions in the Caribbean.
Stuart is an Associate Actuary of the Society of Actuaries (ASA) and holds a BSc (First Class Honours) in Actuarial Science from the University of the West Indies Mona Campus, where he served as President of the UWI Actuarial Society (2012-2013).
Should you have any concerns, suggestions or comments on the Association, Please feel free to approach any of these council members.