Deborah Lechmere

Consultant Actuary (Associate)

Deborah joined OAC in September 2011 and is a qualified actuary with a life office background. She has been involved in a wide range of projects, including year-end valuations, pricing and other ad hoc work for a number of different clients. Deborah also works in the actuarial and redress calculations team, providing and checking a range of calculations for clients who are dealing with customer complaints. In this role she has worked on developing a new calculator to compare investment performance actually achieved with a range of indices. She, along with another actuary, has responsibility for updating the various calculators and workbooks used by outsourcing solutions and externally and for solving any issues that arise with these calculators.

Previously, Deborah worked for Norwich Union in product and system development and as part of the Pensions Transfer Review Team. 

She became an Associate Tutor with the University of East Anglia (UEA) in 2008. Alongside preparing and delivering lectures on life and general insurance topics, Deborah helped establish the UEA Actuarial Science degree.

Deborah trained at National Provident Institution (NPI) where she was employed for 14 years, gaining experience in a variety of actuarial environments and on a range of projects. She eventually specialised in product development and was promoted to lead the company’s actuarial product development team.

Outside of work, Deborah is very involved in the local church as treasurer amongst other roles, and enjoys knitting and doing "difficult" jigsaws.

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