Colin Wilson has been voted in as the next president-elect of the IFoA.
Wilson, deputy government actuary at the Government Actuary’s Department (GAD), will take up his new role in June when Fiona Morrison takes over from current president Nick Salter. Wilson will become president of the IFoA in June 2016.
Wilson said: "I am truly honoured that my fellow Council members have elected me to the presidential team. I am optimistic about the future of the actuarial profession, and am committed to building on the foundations laid by my predecessors and to push to expand the range of actuarial work beyond its traditional boundaries.
"I believe that a profession such as ours must ensure that it has a voice that others want to hear and must continue to develop its expertise to avoid being left behind in a changing world. We will achieve this by embracing the value of collaboration - within the profession between different practice areas, with other actuarial bodies for the benefit of the global profession, and with other professions to address problems that require a variety of skills."
Prior to joining the GAD in 2009, Wilson was senior consultant at Barrie & Hibbert, and was also director of quantitative research at Prudential M&G Asset Management. He has been a Fellow of the IFoA since 1996, and was a council member between 2002 and 2008, and has been again since 2013.
Current president Salter said Wilson would bring to the presidential team an "unparalleled diversity of experience across different practice areas".
Derek Cribb, CEO of the IFoA, said: "I look forward to working with Colin to promote his theme of collaboration, as the IFoA continues to rise to the challenges and opportunities facing the actuarial profession both in the UK and internationally."
Current president-elect Morrison added: "Colin brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will be invaluable, not only to the presidential team, but to the wider actuarial profession. I look forward to working with Colin to promote actuaries as we lead the IFoA into the next stage of the profession's development."