Actuarial Profession appoints Public Affairs Director09 March 2012
Paul has extensive experience in corporate communications within a range of complex environments and cultures. He has been with the PPF since its inception in 2004, leading the organisation’s strategic communications, public affairs, brand development, media relations and internal communications activities . Before this he was a Senior Communications Manager at the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets for five years. He started his career as a civil servant with the Benefits Agency and then the Department for Social Security, where his roles included Policy Manager and Private Secretary to the Secretary of State.
Commenting on the appointment, Derek Cribb, Chief Executive of the Institute and Faculty, said: “We are very pleased to announce Paul’s appointment. We are looking forward to benefitting from his well established expertise in managing integrated communications programmes and extensive thought leadership and stakeholder relationship building experience to help drive forward our public affairs objectives. Raising the profile of the Profession and improving our ability to inform policy debate in the public interest are key strategic goals for the Profession over the coming years and I am confident that Paul and his team will play a central role in achieving this.”
Paul Reynolds said: “I am very pleased to be taking on this role. This is a great time to join the Profession, when the potential for actuaries with their unique skills to play a more valued role in informing the public debate on a whole range of critical economic and social policy issues has never been stronger. I look forward to working with the team to create a public affairs and thought leadership programme that has real traction and impact in the years to come.”
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Notes to editors:
1. Actuaries provide commercial, financial and prudential advice on the management of a business’s assets and liabilities, especially where long term management and planning are critical to the success of any business venture. They also advise individuals, and advise on social and public interest issues
2. Members of the Profession have a statutory role in the supervision of pension funds and life insurance companies. They also have a statutory role to provide actuarial opinions for managing agents at Lloyd’s.
3. The Profession is governed by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. A rigorous examination system is supported by a programme of continuing professional development and a professional code of conduct supports high standards reflecting the significant role of the Profession in society.
4. The Profession is available to provide expert comment to the media on a range of actuarial- related issues, including enterprise risk management, finance and investment, general insurance, health and care, life assurance, mortality, and pensions.