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NZ actuary group appoints chief 

The New Zealand Society of Actuaries has named Helen Mexted as its inaugural CEO.

“This is an important new leadership role which will support our council, committees and members as we lead the profession around three strategic priorities: influence, community and excellence,” society President Scott Lewis said. 

“Helen brings diverse experience in financial and professional services, membership bodies and government, and will help us to work with the industry and regulators to bring a consistent, strong voice to the work actuaries do.”

Ms Mexted has held senior roles across several government departments and was most recently communications and engagement director at Health New Zealand. She is also a board member for the Government’s Outdoor Access Commission.

She says she is keen to work with the “highly skilled” profession and it is a “critical time for the sector as we deal with increasingly complex risks and increasing demand for the services our members provide. Over 2024, we will bring a stronger voice and leadership to the issues our members face in their work to help estimate outcomes and manage future risks.”