Membership Directory - Individual

David Stewart

Partner at Lane Clark & Peacock


David helps trustees and companies solve their pension issues. Half of his time is spent as an appointed Scheme Actuary helping trustees ensure their pension schemes are well run and helping them understand the complex issues they need to resolve. The other half of his time is spent helping trustees and companies secure their pension liabilities with insurance companies using bulk annuities (buy-ins and buy-outs).

David graduated from the University of Exeter having completed a degree in Mathematics and Computing. He was attracted to the actuarial profession in the knowledge that it was a challenging and somewhat unique qualification that allowed him to use some of his mathematics skills in his work. David started his career in pensions actuarial work following a summer job at a pension consultancy that turned into a permanent position following completion of his degree.

After a further eight years of studying, he qualified as an actuary and has been practicing as a Scheme Actuary ever since qualifying in 2000. In 2007, he joined LCP which was also the time the market for pension schemes securing their benefits with insurers really took off. During that time, he has advised on some of the landmark transactions in the UK. He has also a particular interest in helping smaller pension schemes getting the types of terms from insurers that they generally only offer to larger schemes.

David understands the importance of diversity and inclusion at LCP, and the wider industry, which is why he is committed to supporting an inclusive culture and driving forward change within the business. In previous years David has been a champion of LCP's women's network and this year has moved to champion the LGBT+ network which has been a new challenge. As part of his role David has committed to participating in D&I events, supporting the LGBT+ network to drive their initiatives forward and actively participating in the firms inclusion training. David believes that by being an active ally he can inspire other senior leaders to do so as well.

David Comments that:

"I am proud to be a Project 1000 Role Model because I can see first-hand that having LGBT ally and role models really makes a difference in encouraging a safe and inclusive environment that can be enjoyed by all. I hope that showing my support will make it easier for people to be themselves by not only knowing they have support around but by also encouraging others to give support. LCP has four fantastic networks that seek to build a safe, inclusive and diverse environment to work in. It is an employer that really cares about its employees and wants to see that all have the opportunities and support to achieve their goals and I'm proud to be a part of driving that forward".
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