STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS
- GEOFFREY WILSON
Date of birth: 7 February 1950
Education & Training
He qualified as Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries (FIA) in 1973, after taking a mathematics degree (BA 1971, MA 1973) at Christ’s College, Cambridge. He is a practising member of the Academy of Experts (MAE), founding member of the Institute of Expert Witnesses (MEWI), and a member of the Association of Consulting Actuaries.
1971 – 1979: Government Actuary’s Department (GAD), actuarial advice to public sector pension schemes, demography, support to the Occupational Pensions Board and public enquiries (including advising the Pearson Commission on injury compensation, and advising the Scott and Clegg Commissions about valuation of inflation-proofed pensions in public sector pay).
1979 – 1987: HAY-MSL Management Consultants. Director of pension and total remuneration assignments for UK and international companies and governmental organisations.
1987 – 1996: partner, Binder Hamlyn, accountants, leading the Pensions & Actuarial Services unit providing support to the firm’s corporate and individual clients.
1996 – to date: Senior Partner, Excalibur Actuaries. Actuarial and pension consultants.
Expert Witness (Forensic) Experience
My work has included substantial expert witness and related “forensic” work – firstly alongside the large forensic accounting team whilst a partner at Binder Hamlyn from 1987, and secondly independently since founding Excalibur Actuaries in 1996. This has covered pension sharing and other issues in divorce cases; pensions and remuneration losses in employment cases; compensation and future loss valuations in personal injury cases; and a range of other technical pensions and actuarial cases. For the last few years, my work has specialised on divorce and pensions.