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First Actuary was an actuarial consulting organisation  established in Jersey.
First Actuary is no longer accepting new business.

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Managing Director

David has a wealth of experience in delivering actuarial services in the Channel Islands.  Prior to establishing First Actuary, David worked for a Guernsey based  firm of consulting actuaries, where he was responsible for business development and leading the delivery of pension and investment consulting services in Jersey.

David studied Actuarial Mathematics at university and worked for Standard Life in Edinburgh before moving to Guernsey with his family in 2003.

In 2004  he completed his actuarial qualification to become a Fellow of the Faculty of Actuaries while working for a large European insurance company, where he gained expertise in both life and non-life insurance.  David then joined Guernsey consultants BWCI where he worked initially as an investment consultant, advising pension, corporate and charity clients.

In 2008 David took a year out to travel with his family, before relocating to Jersey with BWCI.  David led business development and the delivery of pension and investment consulting services in the island until the end of 2011.

David established First Actuary in 2012 to provide a responsive and tailored service to clients seeking high value actuarial solutions in Jersey.

In addition to traditional actuarial work in pensions and insurance, David has expertise in the audit, development and improvement of calculation processes.  In particular David promotes greater automation and a more robust approach to custom applications in commonly used software including Excel, Access and VBA.


  • BSc (Hons) Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics - Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh (2000)

  • Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (2004)

  • Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (2009)


David lives in St Helier with his wife, Nicola, and three boys.  They enjoy the outdoor lifestyle in Jersey and can often be found at the beach, cycling on the roads or running on the cliffpaths of Jersey.

David is a former elite triathlete having been part of the British Olympic Triathlon Squad and represented Scotland, Jersey, Guernsey and Great Britain in international triathlon competition.  He still takes part in local sport and is heavily involved in the organisation of triathlon in Jersey and is the former head coach of Aztec Jersey Tristars.

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