Healthcare Committee



The committee’s purpose is to support actuaries and actuarial students practising in healthcare and improve the contribution of actuaries to the field.

The committee maintains a research watch of relevant topics and communicates regularly with its members regarding issues in the healthcare field.

Strong links are maintained with overseas actuarial bodies and health subcommittees. The committee also ensures that the broader profession is kept abreast of healthcare and healthcare policy related issues.


The committee has set the following objectives:

  • Actively support the development of actuarial practice in the area of Healthcare through the Actuarial
    Society’s education, CPD, standard setting, public policy and research activities.
  • Actively identify and promote opportunities for members working in the practice area and facilitate
    communication, discussion and liaison within the profession on relevant topics.
  • Contribute to the strategic direction of the Actuarial Society from the perspective of the practice area and, in
    so doing, to support the Actuarial Society brand promise of “thought leadership”.

Committee members

The majority of members of the committee are required to be currently active in the relevant practice area.

The committee members are as follows:


Committee member  Position
André Bellingan  IT representative
Barry Childs  
Roshan Bhana  
Alex Brownlee  
Katy Caldis
Roseanne da Silva  Education representative
Craig Getz  
Pieter Grobler  
Simon Henderson  
Margaret Hulme  
Paula la Cock  Media spokesperson
Jo-Anne Oliver  
Christoff Raath  
Rod Leerkamp  
Jeanine Schubach  
Gary Scott Chair
Bode Olajumoko  
Ashleigh Theophanides  
Lara Wayburne  
Paul Zondagh  
Paresh Prema  Representative from the Council for Medical Schemes



The committee maintains minutes of its meetings and presents quarterly reports to Council. For information on these, contact Niel Fourie: nfourie@actuarialsociety.org.za

Contact information

You can contact the Healthcare committee: gary.scott@towerswatson.com 

Useful links

The NHI task team was set up to develop a costing model to explore various scenarios related to the implementation of a National Health Insurance (NHI) system for South Africa.

Information on practicing certificates is available under Professional matters.

Professional guidance:
Series 300 - Healthcare Standards of Actuarial Practice and Advisory Practice Notes

Visit the past presentations webpage for Healthcare papers and presentations from past professional events of the Actuarial Society.

Relevant documents

Please refer to the document archive for relevant documents.