The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries' thought leadership programme aims to help actuaries speak out with authority in matters of public interest and debate relevant to our profession, and so ensures that the opinion and knowledge of actuaries continues to be sought and valued. It is important that actuaries engage publically on issues where we can make a difference and so also develop and safeguard our reputation.
How does it work?
We bring together key players from a wide range of practice areas and industry sectors to assess key issues, and then identify opportunities for actuaries to promote their views to external audiences. These may be, for example, speaking at conferences, running joint seminars on major issues (such as climate change), producing publications on specific issues, PR opportunities, and meetings with academic researchers. The programme also promotes the benefits of thought leadership to staff generally, and to the profession at events.
Why is this important to you?
We want to increase the volume of timely and appropriate comment from actuaries on relevant issues, increasing our recognition by external organisations and government as a thought leader and influencer. We aim to inspire members, and also increase their involvement in research activity, as well as promote public confidence in the work of actuaries, adding value to public debate wherever we can.
Major projects will be announced in publications such as The Actuary, in e-newsletters, and on the website. If you want to know more please contact Pauline Simpson.