Niel has been working as a Consulting Actuary in South Africa and Namibia over the last decade. He is a registered pension fund valuator and was one of the first South Africans to obtain the CERA qualification. Niel started his career at Jacques Malan Consultants & Actuaries where his last role was Head of the actuarial department. He joined the Actuarial Society of South Africa in 2012 as Public Policy Actuary. In his role as Public Policy Actuary he is responsible for stakeholder engagement, media & PR and various technical committees. Outside of his role at the Actuarial Society Niel is also involved in a number of business ventures to fill his entrepreneurial appetite.