The Chief Actuary
Background & Experience
Our Chief Actuary brings over 20 years working experience in the insurance industry with the past 12 years focused on the product and business development for the High Net Worth global life insurance market. In her career, she has been a member of many cross-functional teams and believes her success on those teams is partially due to her influencing and leadership skills. She can work collaboratively and effectively with all colleagues, whether they are members of IT teams, legal teams, administration teams or members of senior management. She has developed an actuarial team from 1 direct report to a current team of 8, and have experience overseeing the management of operational and distribution teams.
With most of her work experience has come from two of Canada’s leading insurance companies, she is quite familiar with adhering to and ensuring compliance with regulations, corporate governance policies and implementing changes to those policies. Alana has also held the position of local Risk Officer which required regular reporting to the Corporate Office on the key risks of the operations, updates on project initiatives that would mitigate those risks, and annual attestation that the operations was in compliance with all risk management policies.
With her exemplary communication skills and ability to present concisely technical content to all audiences, whether through written reports or oral presentations, both formal and informal. She also has several years’ experience communicating directly with external clients (policy owners, brokers, private bankers) in both oral and written formats, as well as several layers of senior management including the global CEO.