Derek Cribb outlines the many changes in the Actuarial Profession's Executive function
Welcome to the first column I have had the pleasure of writing since my appointment was announced. I'd like to start by thanking president Jane Curtis for the kind introduction to some of the key members of the Executive team, and build on that to give you some insight into what's happening inside your profession.
2011 was a year of significant change in the Executive function, with many changes in staff and their responsibilities as we geared up to deliver the Profession's new strategy. We are now structured so as to align the Executive to its strategic themes, with a director responsible for each of these working with the input of lead volunteers. We also have a programme office, managed by an experienced programme manager, Jane McDonald, and dedicated project managers across the more intensive and complex areas of delivery.
With the new structure bedded in, all staff in the Executive have engaged their skills and experience to focus on the delivery of the strategy; however I would like to specifically mention two key appointments in our Edinburgh office.
Debbie Atkins has joined us as volunteer engagement manager, with responsibility for building stronger relationships with employers and ensuring we have the right volunteer opportunities filled by suitably skilled volunteers. If you attend a Profession event in 2012, expect Debbie to come and tap you on the shoulder!
Working alongside Debbie is Beth Montgomery, charged with supporting the Scottish Board and developing and supporting our activities in the UK regions. I am sure both would welcome direct contact with any questions or offers of support you may have.
In the coming editions, I will be focusing on what we are doing to deliver the strategy, and how you will experience the benefits of this implementation. Importantly, I will also highlight where there are opportunities for you, our members, to volunteer your skills to help ensure we get it right.
With the Executive and volunteers working together towards the common goal of our strategy, I am sure we will deliver a profession that our members will be proud to be a part of for many years to come.?
Derek Cribb is the chief executive officer of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries