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Our Council

The current president is Marcus Bosland. To contact, send email to president@caa.com.bb

Marcus Bosland
Marcus Bosland (Bahamas)

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.


The rest of the Executive Council comprises:

Janet Sharp
Janet Sharp (Jamaica)
President Elect

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.

Lisa Wade
Lisa Wade (Barbados)
Immediate Past President

Lisa is a Principal and Consulting Actuary with the firm Eckler Ltd and is based in its Barbados office. Since joining the Eckler team her primary experience has been focused on employee benefits work. She advises public and private sector clients throughout the Caribbean.

She is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries as well as the Society of Actuaries. She holds a BSc in Business, Economic and Social Statistics from the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus and a MSc in Actuarial Science from Heriot-Watt University, Scotland.

Lisa has been a member of the Council of the Caribbean Actuarial Association for the last ten years.

Cathy Allen
Cathy Allen (Jamaica)
Vice President

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.

Leah Major
Leah Major (Bahamas)

Leah is the Actuary heading the Health Unit of the Actuarial Department at Colina Insurance Limited. Her experience spans various aspects of life and health insurance including actuarial valuations, capital management, product management and product development.

Leah is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and graduated summa cum laude from The Fox School of Business, Temple University with a BBA in Actuarial Science.

Bertha Pilgrim
Bertha Pilgrim (Barbados)

Bertha joined Eckler's property and casualty practice in 2012. She is a resident of Barbados where Eckler has had a prominent actuarial consulting practice since 1996. Bertha works closely with property and casualty practitioners in Eckler's Canadian offices.

Bertha graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science with a bachelor's degree in Actuarial Science with First Class Honours. She is a Caribbean-Commonwealth Rhodes Scholar and she holds a master's degree in Applied Statistics from Oxford University, England. She is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries and a member of the Caribbean Actuarial Association.

Bertha began her actuarial career in London with a consulting firm and has worked with companies in Lloyd's and the London Market, Bermuda, the US, Australia and China. More recently, Bertha worked for a prominent reinsurance company as a pricing actuary and later as their chief actuary.

Bertha's experience includes reserving, pricing and loss modeling including proprietary catastrophe models such as RMS and AIR.

Bertha is active in the Micro-Insurance Working Party of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.

Shera Mungroo
Shera Mungroo (Trinidad & Tobago)

Shera is the Actuary at Guardian General Insurance Limited; part of the Guardian Group. Prior to Guardian she was at Bacon Woodrow & de Souza Ltd working in the field of pensions. She is a Fellow of the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries and serves on the General Insurance Committee of the Caribbean Actuarial Association.

A national (Trinidad) scholarship winner, she obtained a BSc in Actuarial Science with First Class Honours from City University in London. During this period of her studies, Shera was awarded various prizes for academic excellence. She went on to further her studies and obtained a Masters with Distinction in Applied Actuarial Science from the University of Kent.

Mike Smith
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.

Stuart South
Stuart South (Jamaica)
Student Representative

Stuart is an Actuarial Analyst at Sagicor Group Jamaica working primarily in the pensions field. Prior to joining Sagicor Jamaica in November 2015, Stuart spent two years at the sister company, Sagicor Life Inc. in Barbados, working in a similar capacity.

He holds a B.Sc. (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). His hobbies include cooking and playing football.


Should you have any concerns, suggestions or comments on the Association, Please feel free to approach any of these council members.

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