Derek Cribb makes a most pertinent point when he says "the people who hold the most negative views of actuaries are actuaries themselves" (The Actuary, July). Ironically, this is evidenced by our own chief executive (Derek Cribb), who comes from the accountancy profession.
While I intend no slight whatsoever on Mr Cribb, I think it says it all when we have not even had the confidence to appoint an actuary as our own chief executive. Can we expect the accountancy profession to appoint an actuary as their chief executive in the next one million years? I doubt it.
Darryl Boulton 6 July 2015