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Becoming a Council member

Elections to the Council of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) are held annually. The future of the IFoA depends on you – your input is crucial

As we all become increasingly busy in our day jobs, it can be difficult to make time to ensure that the professional body you qualified with and, we hope, are proud of, remains reflective of its members and is a true representation of their wishes.

The annual Council election is your chance to have your voice heard, to build on your skills and experience and to help in setting the strategic direction of the IFoA.

This is not just an opportunity to use your vote but is far more than that – could you become a member of Council to help us shape the future? We would urge you all to seize the moment and stand for Council and help rise to the challenges that lay ahead.

The next Council elections will take place in 2022. The process normally runs from April to June. More information will be posted here once the finer details are known.

How do I become a Council member?

Nominations for seats on Council are encouraged from all Associates and Fellows of the IFoA. We have a strong commitment to diversity and being representative of our vibrant global community, and welcome nominations from members based anywhere in the world.

Joining the IFoA Council is one of the most significant senior-level opportunities available to our members. By stepping into a prestigious leadership role as a member of the IFoA Council, you will be serving your peers, supporting the profession and making a real impact in our shared global community.

As a Council member you will:

  • Gain the opportunity to help guide our strategy as we continue to deliver a premium qualification that is valued by employers, educators and governments world-wide
  • Influence key decisions and expand the actuarial profession, helping us be the voice of actuaries everywhere
  • Benefit from a role that is fulfilling, fascinating and challenging
  • Contribute your experience, perspective and knowledge to support others and safeguard the profession
  • Help us work for the public interest, uphold the reputation of the profession as a thought leader and ‘do good’ on behalf of our members.

How do I vote in the IFoA elections?

All Fellows, Honorary Fellows and Associates of the IFoA are eligible to vote in the Council elections in the constituency they are a member of. Voting takes place via a dedicated election website hosted by our election services provider - when it is election time, our provider will email you with the details of how to cast your vote.

We would encourage all eligible members to vote - it really can make a difference. Ahead of our elections in 2021, we asked a number of Council members to explain why they felt it was important for all of our members to make their voice heard: click here to read what they told us.

Any questions?

More information on standing for election to Council, voting in Council elections, and the relevance and implications of the two constituencies (General and Scottish) that Council is comprised of, can be found in this Q&A document.

Please contact the IFoA’s Corporate Secretary, James Harrigan, if you have any questions.

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