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Richard Nobbs

Richard is the owner and director of Excalibur Actuaries Limited. He is an actuary advising trustees and employers on a wide variety of pensions issues. He also provides expert evidence in cases of divorce and on loss of pension rights on termination of employment.

Having trained with a major employee benefit consulting firm, he was responsible for leading a team of 20 actuaries and consultants. Richard then joined a leading accountancy firm advising on mergers, acquisitions and accounting before setting up his own businesses, including a leading specialist reporting service to calculate compensation payments to the victims of personal pension mis-selling.

Richard is also a director and owner of RMN Actuarial Consulting Ltd, Focus Pensions Ltd. and a trustee to a £1bn+ industry wide pension scheme with over 200 employers where one of his responsibilities is contribution collection. With a reputation for innovation and jargon free advice, he has worked with several clients for many years as their trusted adviser.

He is married with two daughters and in his spare time Richard is an accomplished skier and an enthusiastic, if less accomplished golfer and photographer.

Caroline Bayliss


Caroline is the actuarial director at Excalibur Actuaries Limited. She qualified as an actuary in 1993 and has a broad range of experience across several actuarial disciplines.

Caroline trained at a major employee benefit consulting team, culminating in her leading the team advising the firm’s largest client, advising on all aspects of pension scheme requirements, including scheme design, implementation and communication, mergers and acquisitions, valuations and accounting for both employers and trustees. She then worked with a leading firm to calculate compensation for victims of personal pension mis-selling, leading a team of around 15 experts and analysts.

Caroline moved to Australia in 2001 where she moved into wealth management and life insurance, developing expertise in pricing and developing the then emerging practice of Risk Management for the country’s largest life insurer.

On her return to the UK she held the role of Director of Enterprise and Operational Risk before joining Excalibur at the start of 2017.Caroline has a daughter and usually has a house renovation project underway.

Nicola Hooper-Greenhill

Nicola is a actuary with Excalibur Actuaries Limited, having worked for 18 years as a consulting actuary, looking after sponsors, trustees and members of defined benefit pension schemes. Nicola has a collaborative approach, bringing people together in multi-disciplinary teams, and really listening to clients in order to offer high-quality, personal and pragmatic advice - always seeking right solutions for their particular needs. Nicola qualified as an actuary in 2007 and became a Scheme Actuary, before managing a team at the Pension Protection Fund. Alongside her work with Excalibur Actuaries, Nicola tutors young people with dyslexia, a condition close to her heart. Nicola has two boys so is enjoying football, cricket and trying to win at monopoly (the key is Vine Street, and she says there can be no arguments on this!).

Quality Assurance

All our advice is provided directly by an experienced actuary, with appropriate processes in place to ensure quality and compliance with current standards of actuarial practice.

Timely Advice

Excalibur is committed to providing timely advice. Please let us know if there are specific court deadlines that apply as we are keen to avoid unecessary delays to proceedings.

How We Work

We provide expert reports and support to solicitors and their clients everywhere in the UK. 

Most of our work is done by correspondence - e-mail, letters, telephone - and we take pride in the clarity of our reports and replies to supplementary questions - so we are only very rarely needed to appear in person in divorce court hearings.

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