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John Neal is a principal of Nexus Actuarial Consultants Ltd. Nexus specializes in providing comprehensive services in the fields of Workers' Compensation and computer systems. Clients include private corporations, trade associations, WCB support groups and government agencies. Services include evaluating WCB liabilities for self insured employers, designing and implementing WCB management systems, supporting employers in their negotiations with the WCB, and providing technical advice and leadership to trade associations and WCB support groups regarding assessment rates, experience rating, legislative reform and WCB policy changes.

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  • For William M. Mercer Ltd., in addition to actuarial consulting services, John managed Mercer's actuarial computer requirements.
  • As Chief Actuary for Ontario Workers' Compensation Board, John overhauled the Ontario Board's liabilities, premiums and experience rating programs. He played an integral part with the design and costing of major reforms, including net compensation (1985), indexation (1985) and wage loss (1990).

    John also directed the design and implementation of an on-line, interactive, "end-user" computer system for classifying industries, analyzing experience rating, setting premiums and determining liabilities.

    John spearheaded the development, marketing and implementation of two enhanced experience-rating programs, which have contributed to reducing work place injuries in Ontario by 50% since 1988.
  • Returned to private practice with Buck Consultants Ltd. to provide clients with consulting solutions on pensions and workers' compensation.
  • As Vice President and actuarial practice leader John implemented the brokerage firm T.I. Benefits' diversification into the pension and workers' compensation consulting business. His activities included consulting, planning, staffing and managing the implementation of the infrastructure required to support the practice.
  • In 1994, John, together with his partner Bruce Neville, formed Nexus Actuarial Consultants Ltd. to provide clients with extensive Workers' Compensation and computer system solutions from the management and actuarial perspectives.

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  • Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries FCIA, Canada (1980)


  • Author of the Society of Actuaries study notes on Canadian Workers' Compensation.
  • Member of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries Workers' Compensation Committee.
  • Speaker at conventions, seminars and conferences.

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