The IFoA's Non-Executive Director Member Interest Group has a mission: to get more actuaries into non-executive director (NED) roles in different companies and in different areas of business. Many meetings have been hosted with speakers from all parts of the NED world.
Experience of adhering to high ethical standards makes actuaries good candidates for NED positions. Actuarial skills are of obvious benefit in regulated roles but, with increasing focus on risk management, actuaries are equally able to serve as NEDs in commerce, the charitable sector and in industry. The business world needs to know we are keen and available.
A LinkedIn group has been created to reach out to more members of the profession to share their experience, so that other actuaries or those less experienced can link together for guidance and advice. The group is a great opportunity for those seeking their first non-executive position. If have held a non-executive role, please join the group here and take part in the discussions.
Don't forget to come along to our networking meetings. Most NED positions are filled by recommendations, so the more people you know, the better your chances of finding the position you want. Keep an eye on the IFoA events webpage for upcoming meetings or email [email protected].