Retirement Matters Committee



The committee is responsible for dealing with issues relating to retirement and related funds, including retirement elements of National Social Security.


The committee has set the following objectives:

  • Actively support the development of actuarial practice in the area of Retirement Matters 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.


 Committee Member   Role
 Natasha Huggett-Henchie     Chair  
 Andre Bezuidenhout  
 Andre Kruger  
 Christiaan Ahlers  FSB
 Costa Economou  Deputy Chair
   Subcommittee Chair : Sessional Meeting and Pensions Conference 
 Gary Velcich  
 Gavin Finch  
 Guilia Tognon  
 Joanna Legutko  Subcommittee Chair : Core Reading and Syllabus
 Marius Du Toit  FSB
 Mayur Lodhia  
 Michael de Villiers  
 Mick Jenkins  
 Niel Fourie  
 Sanelle Heyneke  
 Sean Neethling  Subcommittee chair : Valuator Practising Certificates
 Stephen Walker  
 Tommie Doubell  Subcommittee Chair : PGN / Legislation


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 Retirement Matters Committee: Nhenchie@nmg.co.za

Useful links

Please refer to the Practice Area Activities for details on committee activities and events.

Valuators of retirement funds are required to hold valid practicing certificates, issued by the Actuarial Society, and to be approved as valuators by the Financial Services Board.

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

Professional guidance:
Series 200 - Retirement Matters Standards of Actuarial Practice and Advisory Practice Notes

Relevant documents

Please refer to the document archive for relevant documents.