Andrew Gillies

Partner and Consultant of Robertson, Eadie & Associates

Andrew Gillies is a Partner of Robertson, Eadie & Associates and has been with the firm since May 2005.

Andrew is involved in all aspects of pension consulting, including the design, implementation and administration of defined benefit and defined contribution pension plans. He has assisted many plan sponsors and administrators in the establishment of investment and funding policies, the development of governance structures, including construction of governance and plan documents, has extensive experience with supplemental executive retirement plans, both funded and unfunded arrangements,  and the wind-up of existing pension plans in various provincial jurisdictions. He routinely prepares actuarial valuations for various purposes including; setting of funding targets, determination of minimum and maximum contribution limits, financial statement disclosures, and pension dispute resolution.

Andrew is a volunteer on the Education and Examination Committee of the Society of Actuaries and is currently a member of the Retirement & Benefits Curriculum Committee where he is involved in the setting of the curriculum for all fellowship exams within the Retirement & Benefits track.  In this role, Andrew reviews texts, articles, reports and other publications to be included within the fellowship exam syllabus. In addition, Andrew is currently serves as vice chair of the Canadian Curriculum Sub-committee which ensures that sufficient and appropriate Canadian content is included within the fellowship curriculum.

Andrew also volunteers with the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and is currently vice chair of the Committee on Pension Plan Financial Reporting where he promotes continuing education and, on request, advises members about standards of practice pertaining to pension plan financial reporting, valuation of pension plans, and benefit value determination.

In previous volunteer activity with the Education and Examination Committee, Andrew created exercises and assessments fellowship and associate candidates, authored materials for the Social Insurance module and Fundamentals of Actuarial Practice courses and graded project submissions of associate candidates to the Society of Actuaries. Andrew also has acted as a coordinator of the Independent Actuaries Network developing continuing education content for Fellows of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries in the greater Toronto area.

Andrew has been a frequent public speaker and has made presentations to pension committees and to employee groups on various pension matters including plan conversion, governance, accounting and funding issues.

Andrew graduated from McMaster University with an Honours BSc in Mathematics and a Minor in Economics and is a Fellow of both the Society of Actuaries and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries.