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As an international, multicultural membership organisation with more than 32,000 members in over 100 different countries, the IFoA recognises, values and embraces the benefits of diversity.

The IFoA Executive Leadership team drive this forward through collaboration with the internal Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee for employees and the Diversity Action Group (DAG), a member interest group open to all members of the IFoA.

This allows us to listen to and learn from individuals and groups and enables us to focus on delivering targeted initiatives, and support, to make a difference.

All employees/members are welcome to be part of their respective group and encouraged to join the conversation. This two-way collaboration allows us to gain insight, feedback and suggestions. It is central to our approach and at the heart of our decision making.

To enable us to deliver this support to our members, we work in partnership with our volunteers.

You can read our Diversity Strategy as well as the annual Diversity Action Plan against which we measure our progress.

Tan Suee Chieh“The IFoA has broken ground in diversity in the last ten years, with the first female presidents and the first African president. And I am very proud to be the first Asian president. Sometimes diversity is an issue of redressing injustice. But let us be in no doubt, it is also about sustainability of the profession. We have to be diverse in our mindsets, outlook and perspectives – reflecting the communities we serve – and always with a common purpose, only then we can thrive as a profession."

Tan Suee Chieh, IFoA President


Guided by our members

Our work on diversity is supported by the Diversity Action Group (DAG), comprised of volunteer IFoA members.

Read more about our approach to diversity

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  • The Growth Mindset for Actuaries

    13 October 2021 - 8 December 2021

    Fully booked.

    This practical course is aimed at actuaries at any stage of their career who want to develop their own growth mindset and apply it to their work setting and personal or professional lifelong learning. The content of the course builds on the lecture given by Dr Helen Wright on Growth Mindset as part of the President’s 2021 Lecture series, and will be delivered over a period of 2 months, from mid-October to early December.

  • Spaces available

    The importance of biodiversity for finance, business and policy is being increasingly recognised. While many studies highlight the overall economic impact that biodiversity loss could have, it is much more difficult to quantify and understand the particular impact that is may have on individual businesses or communities. The management and measurement of these risks is a field where actuaries are well placed to contribute.

  • Spaces available

    The climate crisis and the degradation of our planet will affect societies everywhere. How we address these threats will require solutions that transcend borders. As a global profession, the actuarial community is well-placed to consider and propose effective risk management solutions to help manage the climate crisis.

  • GIRO 2021 Webinar Series

    8 November 2021 - 19 November 2021
    Spaces available

    Join leading experts to discuss key issues, emerging ideas and new research across the general insurance sector.

  • Spaces available

    This is a free webinar with an expert panel providing their views on the ongoing IFoA consultation for proposals regarding changes to the regulatory framework on climate change and sustainability.

    The regulatory consultation sets out, for feedback some proposed approaches that the IFoA are considering in relation to charter commitments under the UK’s Green Finance Education Charter (GFEC) and the regulatory framework, including the Actuaries’ Code.

  • Life 2021 Webinar Series

    22 November 2021 - 26 November 2021
    Spaces available

    Join leading experts to discuss key issues, emerging ideas, and new research across the Life insurance sector.

  • Spaces available

    Content will be aimed at all actuaries looking to understand the issues surrounding mental health in insurance and in particular those looking to ensure products and processes widen access for, and are most useful to, those experiencing periods of poor mental health.