Vishal Makkar

Vishal is the Managing Director, UK Wealth Consulting at Gallagher’s UK Benefits & HR Consulting division (GBS). A qualified actuary with more than 20 years of experience, Vishal is responsible for advising on all actuarial aspects of the Defined Benefit (DB) pensions consultancy, and plays an integral role in setting the strategy and direction of the wider DB pensions consulting business. Vishal is passionate about providing trustees and sponsors of UK pension schemes with clear, pragmatic and engaging advice to best assist them in securing their members’ benefits. He leads a team of more than 200 actuarial, consulting, secretarial and governance professionals who share these values. Vishal is a scheme actuary to a number of high-profile clients.

Vishal joined GBS in January 2024 as part of the Buck acquisition. He is a member of the Main Committee of the Association of the Consulting Actuaries, and holds a degree in Mathematics from the University of Manchester.