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About Us

About Us

BDM has been in business since 2005 and has helped hundreds of clients through the process of arriving at a financial settlement in their divorce proceedings by providing expert witness Court-compliant pensions reports.
Our expanding team of actuaries and medical assessors is supported administratively through our office in Littlehampton, West Sussex and is headed up by our MD, Mr Peter Moore, who has over 40 years of experience in the financial service sector.

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We are proud that we are the first actuarial firm in our business sector to be awarded accreditation under the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ voluntary Quality Assurance Scheme.

Meet the Team

  Peter Moore

Peter is one of the co-founders of BDM and now leads the business, having accumulated a vast and ranging experience in the finance and pensions arena. Peter uses his broad base of experiences not just to manage the business, but also to lead both system development and marketing.

It has been said of Peter that if anyone can explain the intricacies of pensions in divorce matters without sending the listener comatose, its Peter.

In his spare time his two passions are classic sports cars and sailing and we’ll leave it to Peter to explain to you what a Cornish Crabber is!

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  Richard Nowak

Richard’s background is in banking and management consultancy, having read chemistry at Oxford and then worked for Midland Bank (now HSBC) before setting up his own successful consultancy practice.

Richard works with clients and solicitors to obtain the information needed from pension providers in order for our actuarial team to write their reports.

In his spare time he’s into ornithology, dog-walking, and gardening and if the weather is inclement, he can be found working on his ever-expanding philatelic collection.

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  Susan Emms

Susan has many years of experience working in the pensions and insurance industry, including Mercer and Prudential. She is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute.

Susan has been with BDM since 2011 and works with clients to obtain the information needed from pension providers in order for our actuarial team to write their reports.

Now that her family have reached an age that they no longer need her full attention, in her spare time she enjoys visits to the theatre, walking, and occasionally even running, along the local beach.

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  John Riley

John is our Senior Consultant Actuary and a Francophile (but we won’t hold that against him!). He graduated from Cambridge, had a very successful international career with Sun Life Assurance, and is a Fellow of the Faculty and Institute of Actuaries of long-standing.

John often authors some of the more complex cases we handle and also is instrumental in maintaining our in-depth knowledge of pension schemes and new variants.

In his spare time (although he would argue he doesn’t have any) he can be found hopping over to France to enjoy their culinary and oenophilic delights.

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  Mel Hodges

Mel is a graduate of Portsmouth University and has been a fellow of the Faculty and Institute of Actuaries since 1999. Having worked in several insurance and re-insurance companies Mel now runs her own actuarial consultancy in addition to working alongside our other actuarial team members.

Mel would like to have spare time but is too busy bring up her family!

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  Richard Pinder

Richard has been a Fellow of the Faculty and Institute of Actuaries for over 10 years having graduated from Southampton University. Richard has worked for two of the leading actuarial consultancies in the UK for several years before joining the team at BDM.

Richard has had to put his hobbies to one side having recently become married and sailed around the Mediterranean on his honeymoon, but we’re sure he’ll be allowed a garden shed of his own at some point in the future to potter around in!

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  Geoff Arnold

Geoff’s CV reads like the who’s who of the insurance world having had a substantial number of assignments during his long career. Geoff is a graduate of Warwick and Oxford Universities and has been a Fellow of the Faculty and Institute of Actuaries since 1986.

Geoff has been a Divisional Governor of Toastmasters International and regularly attends and participates in local Toastmasters meetings, so if it’s a good after-dinner story you’re looking for, you need go no further!

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  Phillip Ingram

Phil has over 30 years’ experience in UK and European life and pensions businesses. With a degree from Warwick University, he has been a Fellow of the Faculty and Institute of Actuaries for over 25 years.

Phil’s great passion is cycling and he takes every opportunity, when he is not helping out with the local Citizens Advice Bureau or as a pension trustee, to get out on the road both in the UK and all over the world.

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  Richard Kitchen

Richard’s extensive background in Life Assurance medical underwriting makes him the ideal choice to provide BDM with expertise when performing longevity assessments.

A keen sportsman (cricket and golf) means that he is never short of something to do in his spare time!

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