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Faculty president sets out aims

Just over 200 people heard Faculty president Ronnie Bowie give his presidential address at the Royal Physicians Hall in Edinburgh on 6 October, which can be read online at www.actuaries.org.uk/presidents/fac_add_2008.pdf

In a very topical address, he highlighted the current financial troubles and the growing need for actuaries with broader skills and a more challenging mindset. He also set out his four themes for the year ahead: developing world class member support and services, marketing the profession, building relationships with regulators, and cultivating an actuarial community for actuaries living and working in Scotland.

Before his address, which included the first screening of a short film featuring actuaries, Ronnie made a number of presentations (see photos).

> Some of the authors of the best sessional paper for 2007/2008, Ken Su, Colin Wilson, Dermot Corry and Colin Ledlie
> Stewart Ritchie was presented with his past president’s badge
> Newly qualified Faculty of Actuaries fellow Isobel Prowen was presented with her award for best Faculty student overall
> Professor Alexander McNeil, and Rob Curtis, received their honorary fellowships