Since invited to serve the IAA in several capacities, Cathy’s main interest has been to strengthen international links between associations with actuaries and forging links with related professionals in a leadership role practicing diversity and inclusion in this demanding competitive world that forces a multidisciplinary approach.

Cathy has crafted the IACA track for this Capetown Colloquium to start IACA off on developing a top notch research arm with a collaborative programme to involve, as appropriate, Sections, FMAs, supranational partners, development banks, other professionals and communities (as appropriate) to address important issues with a global impact. This anticipates the IAA transforming itself into such a streamlined operation.

Cathy has influenced the Caribbean Actuarial Association to start this inclusive approach embracing the industry and connecting actuarial work with global mega trends for their conferences in Suriname and Jamaica and will continue this model for their 2019 event in Curacao.

Cathy has practiced in the actuarial consulting field for over 40 years in England, Jamaica and Canada with Watson Wyatt, originally R Watson & Sons, now Willis Towers Watson, and continues retirement consulting with Duggan Consulting Limited. She is a Past President of the Caribbean Actuarial Association (CAA), Past Chair of the IACA Cathy founded the Gloria Lyn Memorial Fund together with her sister, to raise the visibility of literature at UWI in memory of their mother who lectured there for 20 years. She serves on the Executive Committee for GARP Caribbean chapter. She is a former director of Trees That Feed Foundation which promotes planting of trees to improve food supply and the environment in 10 countries with emphasis on Jamaica and Haiti.