The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) has announced that Matt Saker will serve as its next president-elect, starting his new role in June 2021, when Dr Louis Pryor will become president.
Saker will then himself become IFoA president in June 2022, following more than 30 years of experience working as an actuary in the life and general insurance industry.
“I am delighted for the support shown by my fellow Council members in choosing me as their next president-elect,” he said.
“I am really excited by the prospect of joining the presidential team, and I can’t wait to get started on the tasks of connecting with our members and driving forward the implementation of the IFoA’s strategy.”
After an 18-year career working as a consultant, Saker joined Aviva in 2009, and currently holds the role of group chief actuary, with responsibility for all aspects of the group’s actuarial methodology in respect of both life and general insurance.
He is currently leading the development of data science within his actuarial team, and the embedding of climate risk within Aviva’s risk management framework.
Saker plays an active role in the UK actuarial profession and was elected onto Council in 2016, before joining the Regulation Board in 2018. More recently, he has been closely involved in the profession’s response to climate change.
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