Chris Sissons

Chris Sissons is an actuary specialising in superannuation and life insurance. He originally started with MJW in 2011 working primarily in Superannuation and Employee Benefits.

Chris re-joined MJW in 2022 after three years working at Resolution Life where he was involved in a range of activities including, group pricing, experience investigations, IFRS valuations, solvency calculations, and risk management. His life insurance experience also includes model development for a full range of contemporary life insurance products, along with valuation of traditional products and reinsurance calculations.

In the superannuation practice area, he provides a range of advice to both superannuation schemes and employers regarding benefit design, actuarial valuations, member communications, superannuation legislation, IAS19 and FASB accounting valuations and other actuarial issues.

He has also undertaken several ad hoc projects including unit price error correction and reviews of various calculators for public and private sector entities.

Linda Caradus

Linda Caradus is an actuary with a large amount of experience gained over a distinguished career.  Linda works on a part-time basis for MJW and enjoys supporting the other actuaries at MJW

David Chamberlain

David Chamberlain is an actuary with over 30 years of commercial experience in the financial services sector. Specialising in insurance, in particular life insurance, David has helped businesses both strategically and operationally. David has worked with a variety of clients from fishing companies to superannuation funds on many fascinating projects. He has experience in unit pricing and unit pricing error correction. He focuses on, and takes pride in, helping clients achieve a track record of success. He has experience both as an Executive and as a Director.

Prior to joining MJW David led the team building an insurance business for a New Zealand government owned bank in New Zealand. This encompassed all aspects of building the business including meeting the licencing requirements to operate as an insurer in New Zealand. Insurers in New Zealand are prudentially supervised by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand.

He was previously Chairman of the New Zealand Blood Service for 12 years, a member of the University Council of Victoria University of Wellington and a Director of At Work Insurance Limited, the State Owned Enterprise set up to compete during the privatisation of compensation for work-related injuries in New Zealand.  He currently Chairs the Trustees of the Medical Research Institute of New Zealand.

He is currently the Appointed Actuary to two New Zealand life insurers.