We are pleased to announce that Colin Wilson, deputy government actuary, has been elected as the next president-elect of the IFoA. He will take up his position in June 2015, when Fiona Morrison becomes president.
Current president Nick Salter said: "I am delighted to announce that Colin Wilson has been elected to serve as president. Colin has been an active volunteer since qualifying 19 years ago, and brings an unparalleled diversity of experience across different practice areas."
Derek Cribb, IFoA chief executive, 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 profession both in the UK and internationally."
Colin Wilson said: "I am truly honoured that my fellow Council members have elected me to the presidential team. I am committed to building on the foundations laid by my predecessors and to expanding the range of actuarial work.
"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."
Fiona Morrison, current president-elect said: "Colin brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will be invaluable.
I look forward to working with Colin to promote actuaries as we lead the IFoA into the next stage of the profession's development."