New Society vice president and treasurer appointed

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A new vice president and new treasurer have been appointed to the Society's board.

Guy Nason (pictured left) replaces Kevin McConway as the Society's VP for academic affairs. Guy is professor of statistics and director of the SuSTaIn initiative at the University of Bristol, having been head of the School of Mathematics at Bristol from 2008-12. 

He was a member of the EPSRC's strategic advisory team in mathematics (2007-10), is an elected member of the International Statistical Institute, a fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, and member of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, the Bernoulli Society and the International Association for Official Statistics.

Guy has served on the committee of the Society's Avon local group and Research Section and was an elected member of Council from 2004 to 2008. In 2001 he was awarded the Society's Guy Medal in Bronze and was previously associate editor for Series B of the Society's Journal.

Trevor Llanwarne (pictured left) takes over from Ed Swires-Hennessey as the Society's treasurer. Trevor was chief actuary for pensions at PriceWaterhouseCoopers until 2008 and then the Government Actuary until 2014. He is now a consultant on strategic risk and modelling.

Trevor holds a number of other posts; he is a governor at the Pensions Policy Institute and chairs an advisory group for academic research funded by Nuffield Foundation into retirement and long-term care. He is a trustee of the charity International Longevity Centre and supports an initiative to improve numeracy and maths in society. He was awarded Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in the 2013 New Year's Honours.

The Society would like to thank Kevin and Ed for their dedication and the valuable contributions they have made to its running during their tenures.

At the March 2016 Council meeting, Paul Baxter was approved as the vice president for professional affairs from 2017; he will replace Stephen Pyke. Karen Facey was confirmed as a new honorary officer for sections and local groups from 2017.

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