Doug Taylor, FSA, FCIA  
Managing Director and Actuary

Doug Taylor has worked in the actuarial field since 1979. He began his career with various life insurance companies in Canada and the United States.  In 1989, Doug joined the Halifax office of The Wyatt Company (which was subsequently acquired by Eckler Partners Limited) as a consulting actuary. In 1990, he became a Fellow of both the Society of Actuaries and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries. In the summer of 1999, Doug founded a new actuarial services firm, Welton Beauchamp Atlantic Inc. (WBA), in partnership with Welton Beauchamp, Parent Inc. (now Welton Parent Inc.).  In the fall of 2002, WBA changed its operating name to Plenus Consultants.

During his consulting career, Doug has provided advice and given presentations to a broad range of clients, including:

  • senior level financial and human resource officers,

  • chief administrative/executive officers,

  • courts and arbitration hearings,

  • plan members (at all levels of education and responsibility) both in large groups and one-on-one,

  • provincial cabinet and the Premier

  • pension committees, and

  • boards of joint trustees.

Doug has been active within the actuarial profession, having served on the Society of Actuaries’ Examination and Education Committee and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries’ Task Force on Workers’ Compensation. He is past-chair of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries’ Committee on Workers’ Compensation.



Paul Burnell, FSA, FCIA
Senior Pension Consultant

Paul, who joined Plenus Consultants in May 2002, has worked in the pension industry since 1993.  Paul has worked on all aspects of consulting related to pension plans including pension administration, funding, investment, plan design and mergers and divestitures.  Paul has worked with many different types of pension plans, including both single-employer and multi-employer plans and plans in the public and private sector; he has a significant amount of experience with plans registered in Nova Scotia, Ontario and federally (PBSA).

 Paul holds a Bachelor of Science degree (majoring in Mathematics) from Dalhousie University and a Post Degree Diploma in Actuarial Science from the University of Waterloo.  In 2004, Paul attained his Fellowship with both the Society of Actuaries and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries.



Lindy DeCoste, FSA, FCIA
Senior Pension Consultant

Lindy has worked in the pension field since 2008, consulting on a variety of pension plans, including municipalities, universities, private sector, and multi-employer plans.  Lindy has experience in pension valuations, accounting valuations, cash flow studies, plan administration, and plan amendments.

Lindy graduated from Dalhousie University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (with Honours).  She began her actuarial career at a small consulting firm in Toronto, but when an opportunity came to move back to Nova Scotia she seized it.  After attaining her Fellowship in the Society of Actuaries in 2014 she set her sights on travel, visiting Europe, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand.  She is now happy to be back home in Halifax and on the Plenus team.  She attained her Fellowship in the Canadian Institute of Actuaries in 2017. 



David McIntyre, ASA, ACIA
Pension Consultant

David has worked in the pension consulting field since graduating with
distinction from the University of Calgary in 2014 with a Bachelor of
Science majoring in Actuarial Science and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in
Economics.  David obtained his ASA and ACIA designations in 2018. 
David is currently working towards his fellowship designation.
In addition to his time at Plenus, David previously worked at an
international human resource consulting firm for two years. David has
experience working with both private and public sector plans registered in
Ontario, Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and federally.



Libin (Mary) Liu
Technical Actuarial Support

Mary graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree, with a double major
in Statistics and Psychology, from Dalhousie University in 2017.  She has
completed three of the Society of Actuaries exams, two of the VEE
courses and is working towards the Associate of the Society of Actuaries