2017 Candidate Questionnaire - Marcus J. Bosland, FSA, 2001

Marcus J. Bosland

Marcus J. Bosland, FSA, 2001

Resident Actuary
Colina Insurance Limited, Nassau, Bahamas

Brief Description of the type of work you currently do:

I am currently responsible for the Actuarial function at my employer, which while the largest life and health insurer in The Bahamas, is a small insurance company from an international perspective. I am a member of my employer’s Executive team and am typically invited to present at its quarterly Board of Directors meetings.

Primary Area of Practice:

Life Insurance, Health Insurance

Other Areas of Practice/Interests:


Why do you want to be on the Board?

For much of my professional career, I have been an actuarial volunteer having spent almost 12-years on the Executive Council of the Caribbean Actuarial Association culminating with my current role as President. I have always gotten personal satisfaction and growth from serving our profession. With my pending transition to the CAA’s Immediate Past President, a role on the SOA’s Board would be a fantastic way to continue to serve the actuarial profession. Should I be elected, I will bring my leadership experience and my perspective as a Caribbean actuary to help the SOA fulfil its mission.

Ethics and Transparency

Ethics and transparency are essential to professional practice and service on the board. How have you demonstrated ethics and transparency in the past? How will your own ethics and views on transparency influence your decisions and actions as a member of the SOA board?

Team Player

Collaborative working relationships are essential to the governance function of the SOA Board of Directors, especially as board members work with each other, volunteers, and staff to achieve the strategic goals and mission of SOA. Describe a situation from either your professional or volunteer experiences that demonstrated you are a team player.

Intellectual Engagement

Board members need to exhibit curiosity and a desire to learn about areas that may potentially impact the SOA and the profession. How do you stay informed about what is going on nationally and internationally, and how do you apply that knowledge into your work with SOA and the profession.


Respectful and prudent use of resources is an important function of all board members. Explain how you have demonstrated this characteristic in either your work or volunteer experiences and how it will carry over to your role on the SOA Board.

Professional Background

Provide a brief description of your professional background and the type of work you currently do and explain how these experiences have prepared you for the Elected Board Member role.

Volunteer and Governance Experience

Describe how your previous volunteer, personal and governance experiences would strengthen your contributions to the SOA Board and organization.