Meet the team

Club Vita’s global team includes experts from a range of specialities including data cleansing, multi-variate statistical techniques, technology and process design, actuarial mathematics and more. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us, we’ll happily put you in touch with the right expert.  

Alternatively you can get in touch by by emailing us here.

​Douglas  Anderson FIA CERA
​Douglas Anderson FIA CERA
Founder of Club Vita

​Douglas Anderson FIA CERA

Douglas is an entrepreneurial actuary, who provided the original inspiration for what we now know as Club Vita. His actuarial career spans thirty years: before focusing on longevity risk, Douglas advised trustees and corporate sponsors of UK final salary pension funds on funding and risk management issues.

Today, Douglas remains a hands-on leader to Club Vita, focussing his creative streak on the next opportunity for innovation and on sharing the benefits of Club Vita in the USA. 

Douglas is also a passionate advocate for the benefits of joined-up, enterprise risk management techniques. 

Away from the office, Douglas enjoys gardening, skiing and cycling. 

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​Erik  Pickett PhD FIA CERA
​Erik Pickett PhD FIA CERA
Longevity consultant

​Erik Pickett PhD FIA CERA

Erik is a consulting actuary with a wide range of pension and benefits experience having transitioned into the wonderful world of actuarial science from his early career activity as a pure mathematician.

Erik now focuses on the communication of the wealth of Club Vita analytics with Club Vita supporters and is always looking for new ways to increase engagement with longevity issues. Erik also facilitates our Friends of Club Vita discussion group on LinkedIn. 

At the weekend (mainly in the summer), Erik enjoys juggling in the park and is a former British street performing champion.

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Ian Edelist FCIA FSA
Ian Edelist FCIA FSA
CEO Club Vita Canada

Ian Edelist FCIA FSA

Ian has been responsible for leading Club Vita Canada’s strategic direction while guiding its vision to be the driving force behind the mainstream adoption of advanced longevity analytics in Canada. He is excited to work collaboratively with his UK counterparts developing Club Vita in the United States.

In his prior role as a pension consultant he worked with public, multi-employer and private-sector pension plans of all sizes. His 25 years of experience is wide-ranging, and he possesses deep expertise in plan design, risk management and plan sustainability.

Ian sits on the Canadian Institute of Actuaries’ and Association of Canadian Pension Management’s policy advisory committees and is a frequent speaker at conferences.

Outside of the office, Ian is an avid ice-hockey and baseball player, and fits in road cycling when Canadian weather permits.

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