29th April 2024

We’re pleased to announce that Joshua Burnard has joined National Friendly as a Commercial Actuary.  

With over 8 years of actuarial experience, Joshua is joining us from The Exeter where he worked as a Pricing and Development Actuary. He started his career at Zurich, where he was an Actuarial Risk Analyst. Josh is also a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and a Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuary. 

Joshua’s breadth of experience and skills will play a key role in developing our product and pricing strategies. He will also be working closely with the Sales team, using data-driven insights to support our commercial growth while maintaining a focus on creating value for our members. 

Joshua comments, “I’m thrilled to join National Friendly at such an exciting turning point of ambitious growth and product innovation. I can’t wait to bring my enthusiasm and experience to the team.” 

National Friendly’s Chief Actuary, Julian Ellacott, notes “Josh’s strengths complement the rest of the team, in terms of his analytical approach to products, pricing and distribution quality, adding greater commercial focus.” 

Oliver Jones, Commercial Director, adds “We’re delighted to have Josh at National Friendly. Josh is already making a positive impact at the Society with his strategic insights and dedication to our members’ best interests. We’re looking forward to seeing how we can innovate our offering.” 

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