As Government Actuary Martin Clarke explains, experts in his department make a vital contribution to issues ranging from the cost of pensions, to amounts paid out in personal injury claims, and planning financial assistance for those affected by natural disasters.
Martin Clarke has been the Government Actuary since September 2014. He is the scheme actuary for the pension schemes of public institutions including NHS, the armed forces and MPs and is responsible for producing the quinquennial report on the National Insurance Fund. Prior to becoming the Government Actuary, Martin was the Executive Director of the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) with responsibility for investments, actuarial and financial risk. His career before PPF was in retail financial services, including life and general insurance.