Many members sit on external committees and speak at events on behalf of the organisations for which they work and in their own name. However, sometimes, members who take on these roles are actually viewed by the external body as representing the IFoA and our collective views. It is really important for members to find out which hat they are being asked to wear and also to consider which hat others may perceive them as wearing.
If you are being asked to share the IFoA's views in instances such as on an external committee, speaking at an event, lecturing at a university or in discussions with a regulator, a trade body or a member of the press, please let us know. This will allow our public affairs team to co-ordinate our activities and to support you with well-thought-out briefing materials. If you ever have to answer a question that has not been anticipated, please alert the public affairs team. This will allow the team to bridge that gap in the briefing materials in future. Section 5 of our volunteer induction pack (VIP) sets out why we need to be aware of these activities and highlights help we can offer. We are planning training to help members acting on our behalf.
If you represent the IFoA, please contact [email protected]
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