As an actuary, Alison’s focus is accounting and regulatory change for life insurance companies and the impact on actuarial systems and processes. Her subject matter expertise has a foundation in her extensive experience leading AXIS™ actuarial model conversions as well as collaborating with KPMG’s data management and process experts to deliver end-to-end actuarial transformation. This includes advising on model governance frameworks, best practices for model configuration and maintenance, actuarial reporting workflow and controls. Alison is a member of KPMG’s global working group on the new insurance accounting standard, IFRS 17.
Alison began her career in the life insurance industry with one of the leading Caribbean life insurance companies in 1994. Her responsibilities included actuarial pricing and valuation using the AXIS software. On moving to Canada in 2003, she joined an actuarial consulting firm specializing in AXIS solutions. During this time, Alison successfully led the delivery of multiple system conversions from a variety of legacy systems to AXIS including setting up the processes and controls for the deployment of the new models. KPMG’s acquisition of the firm in 2012 led to an expansion of her experience to include supporting audit and collaborating with other KPMG professionals to deliver on regulatory-driven transformation. This included assisting clients with the implementation of the Canadian life insurance LICAT capital framework introduced in 2018 and currently involves IFRS 17 implementation mandates