The founder of Pensions Actuary Services and former Buck chief actuary Mark Stocker has died.
Stocker passed away earlier this month following a short battle with cancer.
Before leaving Buck in 2017 to set up his own firm, Stocker had worked for the consultant for around 10 years, leading some of its largest client appointments and holding leadership positions, including serving as its chief actuary.
Stocker also held multiple roles within the actuarial profession, both in the UK and globally - including serving on the council of the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) for two terms.
Buck UK managing director David Piltz paid tribute to Mark. He said: "Mark was always larger than life, very professional, a ‘wise counsel' (his own words - very appropriate) and a good friend.
"One of Mark's great attributes was always nurturing young talent and giving them the trust and space to grow and develop while always providing guidance and support when it was needed - indeed, so many of the current Buck team identify Mark as their true inspiration in building a career in the actuarial profession."
Piltz said one of his favourite memories of Mark was when they both attended an event at Staple Inn to receive, on behalf of Buck, the IFoA' QaS award in April 2016 (see photo above - Mark Stocker is on the left).
He said: "Never was a man more proud of his profession, or a man so proud of Buck."
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