In our strategy debates, we discussed the importance of adopting a multi-disciplinary approach to problemsolving, in order to tackle the complex and systemic issues facing the profession and wider society.
Hugh Scurfield (1935-2020) was general manager and appointed actuary at Norwich Union (now part of Aviva) where he spent his whole career. He was president of the Institute of Actuaries from 1990 to 1992.
When we launched the IFoA’s new five-year strategy, we knew our success would hinge on ensuring that our members were at the forefront of all that we do, and that our culture (‘the way we do things’) had this as second nature.
At this time last year, with the development of the IFoA’s 2020-24 strategy in its final stages, we began to revisit what our ‘purpose’ is, knowing how critical this would be in setting our ambition and in the way we deliver it.