When the IFoA was formed in 2010, our two predecessor bodies agreed the governance arrangements that we retain today: an elected governing Council, a Management Board that bridges our organisation’s strategy and operations, and an Executive that advances the IFoA day by day.
Happy New Year, and congratulations to our recent qualifiers. It’s an amazing achievement, and will provide a solid foundation on which to build a long and successful career. That’s in the future – for now, please enjoy the moment!
The first pillar of the IFoA’s current strategy is to reposition the profession. In simple terms, this means moving away from the stereotypical view that actuaries are largely analytical individuals and instead recognising the breadth of skills and talents they are able to offer in new domains and industries. Put another way, we want to ensure that the skills and abilities that actuaries already bring to our traditional areas of work are utilised in wider fields
As I was preparing to write this month’s column, the news of the death of Her Majesty The Queen was announced. I, along with Council, colleagues and members, was deeply saddened by this news. In recognition of this momentous event and to express our sympathy on Her Majesty’s passing, we felt it only fitting that we write the tribute that you can read on the preceding page.