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John A. Dawson is a retired Principal with Ernst & Young LLP. He retired in 2013, after serving in their Insurance and Actuarial Advisory Services practice for 25 years, and formed Ashurst Beacon LLC. He is an experienced property & casualty actuary with significant experience as a consulting actuary to many insurance companies, self-insured entities and self-insured groups. At Ernst & Young, Mr. Dawson served as the lead actuary on many of the firm’s largest property & casualty insurance audit and advisory clients. The clients included: Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, United Services Automobile Association (USAA), Argo International Insurance Holdings Ltd, FM Global Group, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group, Canadian Medical Protective Association, and numerous corporate self-insured entities, mostly healthcare companies and their captive insurance companies

Mr. Dawson has significant experience in evaluating insurance unpaid claim liabilities and assessing the risk associated with those liabilities. He has served as the appointed actuary for numerous insurance companies and issued statutory statements of actuarial opinion. He is also experienced in performing due diligence evaluations and analyzing reinsurance contracts for risk transfer.

Mr. Dawson has a B.Sc. and M.Sc. from Manchester University, England. He is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society (1982) and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (1982).

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