Europe's actuarial association the Groupe Consultatif has appointed Ad Kok as its new CEO to lead the Groupe's links with the European institutions and its initiatives to develop closer links with other stakeholders.

Ad Kok’s new role will come into effect from 1 September 2013, while Michael Lucas has been notified to continue his role with the Groupe as secretary-general.

A fully qualified actuary with 40 years of experience, Ad Kok previous positions includes chief actuary at AEGON and partnerships at Towers Perrin, Watson Wyatt and KPMG.

At Groupe, he served on various committees, as its honorary treasurer from 1999-2002, and chairman for the period 2006-07. He also serves on various committees in the International Actuarial Association (IAA).

Groupe chairman Karel Goossens said the company’s current involvement with Solvency II, the IORP review, and wider public interest and professional issues will benefit from Ad’s experience.