The IFoA is delighted to announce that six outstanding individuals have been elected to join as Honorary Fellows. They are:
Professor Wai-Sum Chan, professor of finance at the Chinese University of Hong Kong;
Dr Peter England, worldwide expert in stochastic reserving techniques;
Professor Karel Van Hulle, former head of insurance and pensions at the European Commission;
Professor Carol Jagger, AXA Chair in Epidemiology of Ageing at Newcastle University's Institute for Ageing and Health;
Sir Philip Mawer, former chair of the IFoA's Professional Regulation Executive Committee, now known as the Regulation Board; and
Professor Hailiang Yang, professor in the department of statistics and actuarial science at the University of Hong Kong.
Dr England and Professor Van Hulle received their Honorary Fellowship at the IFoA's annual general meeting on 30 June. Professor Jagger and Sir Philip Mawer will be presented with their Honorary Fellowships at the IFoA's Autumn Lecture in Edinburgh on 1 October and Professor Chan and Professor Yang will receive their Honorary Fellowships in Hong Kong later this year.
The IFoA has over 100 Honorary Fellows, who are leaders in their fields of business, academia, government and other public bodies, both in the UK and internationally.
New Honorary Fellows are elected by Fellows and Associates of the IFoA. The candidates have been invited on the basis of achieving distinction in fields relating to actuarial science or giving significant service to the actuarial profession, and will have an ongoing relationship with the IFoA.
We welcome all six new Honorary Fellows to the IFoA and very much look forward to their involvement over the coming years.
Full biographies of all the new Honorary Fellows can be found on the IFoA's website at bit.ly/IFoAHonoraryFellows