Fellows and Associates were recently notified of their opportunity to vote in the Honorary Fellow elections. Honorary Fellows are a valued section of our membership and bring a wealth of expertise to the IFoA. We encourage members to exercise their vote in recognising the contribution of the six outstanding individuals proposed to be invited to join the IFoA as Honorary Fellows.
The nominees this year are:
Professor Wai-Sum Chan, professor of finance at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. In a distinguished career in actuarial science he has published research in leading actuarial and statistical journals.
Dr Peter England. Regarded as a worldwide expert on stochastic reserving techniques, he has authored a number of important research papers and served the IFoA for many years on GIRO and research committees.
Professor Karel Van Hulle, former head of insurance and pensions at the European Commission, now lectures at KU Leuven in Belgium and the Goethe University, Frankfurt. He is an academic member of the Insurance and Reinsurance Stakeholder Group of EIOPA and has played a key role in regulatory development in Europe.
Professor Carol Jagger, AXA Chair in Epidemiology of Ageing at Newcastle University's Institute for Ageing and Health. With a research interest in healthy life expectancy and other aspects of later life, she has served the IFoA for some years on the Mortality Research Steering Committee and through various other activities for the IFoA.
Sir Philip Mawer, former chair of the IFoA's Professional Regulation Executive Committee (PREC), now known as the Regulation Board. He was instrumental in the IFoA implementing many of the regulatory projects that followed the Morris Review and overhauling the IFoA's regulatory function, which was key to the long-term credibility of the IFoA.
Professor Hailiang Yang, from the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at the University of Hong Kong. He has an eminent international academic record with a range of published actuarial research papers.
Council strongly recommends a vote in favour of all of these nominees. Fellows and Associates will have received an email directly from the Electoral Reform Services with their access code for voting. It is therefore imperative (as with all elections, including Council appointments) that your contact details on the members' section of the IFoA website are up to date. The vote closes at midnight on 11 May.
Further details can be found on the IFoA's website www.actuaries.org.uk