What Marjorie does best





Marjorie has worked across diverse geographies and cultures and resided in the UK, Netherlands, Canada, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Her career began in an audit firm and subsequently worked in consultancy, direct insurance and reinsurance across the fields of pensions, life and health insurance and risk management.


Her philosophy is premised on the belief that each person has a bespoke life purpose to fulfill. Her role as a coach is to facilitate the journey towards purposeful living, by exploring how a client’s personal values and strengths can be leveraged to realize this goal. She believes in challenging long-held assumptions and limiting beliefs to live authentically and without fear of judgment.


Her coaching experiences include working with:

  • A young adult battling feelings of hopelessness while making decisions about their life path. Their dialogue enabled a journey of marrying the young adult’s values, strengths, and interests to get to a point of clarity.
  • An early-career professional entering a new role within an unfamiliar domain. Their sessions were geared towards navigating her challenging transition, enabling self-belief and equipping her with tools to navigate the uncertainty.
  • A mid-career professional to rehabilitate workplace relationships, communicating with clarity and impact.


She is a Certified Coach Professional through the Certified Coaches Federation. She has spent over twenty years as an executive and non-executive in financial services and not-for-profit organizations with global leadership roles. Her experience includes leadership of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (UK) as its first African and its youngest president in 160 years. She has taught, coached, and mentored professionals to achieve their high-impact goals.

Commercial roles

Marjorie is as a freelance actuarial consultant. She was formerly Executive Director at ALU School of Insurance, a social entrepreneurial collaboration of the insurance industry on the African continent.  Formerly Marjorie was Chief Risk Officer of Old Mutual’s African Operations and Chief Strategist at Liberty Group South Africa.

Board Roles

Marjorie serves as non-executive director for a number of financial services and not for profit companies.

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Roles within the actuarial profession

Marjorie is a member and volunteer of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA), headquartered in the UK. The IFoA is a membership body; educating and regulating its over 31,000 members are among its responsibilities.

Marjorie was elected by the IFoA Council to the presidential team in June 2016 and she was the first IFoA president to be based outside the UK. She is also the youngest president in the organisation’s 160 year history, the third female and the first person of colour.

Marjorie is a Past President of the IFoA. In her role as president she chaired its 30 person Council.

• She served eight years as a member of the IFoA’s Council. She is a former chair of the Nominations Committee, a member of the Management Board, Remuneration Committee and the Audit & Risk Committee

From 2009 to 2011 she was Editor of The Actuary magazine circulated to a worldwide readership of over 20,000.


Marjorie is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. Fellowship is the highest level of qualification attainable with the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA). 

Prior to her actuarial training she completed the ATT qualification of the Association of Taxation Technicians (UK).

Marjorie is a holder of a Sloan Masters of Leadership and Strategy from the London Business School. She was a recipient of the Sloan scholarship. The Masters in Leadership and Strategy focuses on strategy, leadership and change, and globalisation. This programme covered a blend of technical and organisational behaviour topics to provide a solid grounding in the tools, frameworks and analytical skills to effectively lead change and drive the performance of an organisation.

She has also completed the Channel Leadership Program at INSEAD.

She is a Certified Coach Professional.


As an actuary who is passionate about continuous development, she has given her time to teach undergraduate/postgraduate actuarial students at universities in the UK, Kenya and Armenia. She has also delivered actuarial lectures and training in the UK, Bulgaria, India, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Uganda and Nigeria

She is a Visiting Lecturer at Cass Business School, UK and has presented at a number of industry conferences


Marjorie is a keen linguist and speaks the following languages: English (fluent), Shona (fluent), French and Dutch (A Level passes/intermediate), Spanish (Beginner).

She is a freeman of the City of London and liveryman of Worshipful Company of Actuaries – a charitable arm of the actuarial profession.

Additionally, she enjoys swimming and is an enthusiastic singer.

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