We will promote diversity in our membership and at the IFoA by recognising the particular contribution that can be made by individuals with a wide range of backgrounds, knowledge and experience.
"As a profession, we can and should recognise diversity to make us stronger."
In his Presidential Address, former President, Nick Salter, identified three pillars of diversity as being important to us as a profession
- diversity within our membership
- diversity of the actuarial skill set
- diversifying into new areas or sectors of work.
By focusing our efforts on these three areas, we can best support our members and help ensure the long term sustainability of our profession
It is hoped that our work in this area, initiated by Nick and continued by Immediate Past President, Fiona Morrison, under her presidential theme 'Promote' will push the profession forward and help it thrive in the future.
"There is a crucial role for professional bodies, such as the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, to promote diversity as part of our duty to act in the public interest".
Fiona Morrison, Immediate Past President
To enable us to deliver this support to our members, we work in partnership with our volunteers
In February, our member-led Diversity Advisory Group (DAG) organised its latest event, ‘The Carrot, the Stick and Strategies for Success: Harnessing the Benefits of Diversity and Inclusion at Work’. A panel of experts shared their experiences of diversity and inclusion at work and took questions from members submitted on the night, or in advance. Members' questions that were not answered on the night will be posted onto our diversity forum over the coming week, so please join the conversation and help us continue this important debate.
Log in to the website and join the forum to read the first response from former President, Nick Salter.
Read more about the work that has been going on under these three pillars below:
If you have a question or comment about diversity at the IFoA, please contact