The Board is keen to demonstrate the importance of acting with the full knowledge and understanding of the IFoA Council, its Corporate and Practice Boards and all members of the IFoA. It is in this spirit that the Board drew up at its first meeting in 2018 a position statement to reflect the commitment of the Board to this open and transparent working.
The Board's key responsibilities are to:
- Support Council in future reviews of IFoA lifelong learning objectives and set strategy for achieving these objectives.
- Collaborate with other boards to ensure that cross cutting organisational and cross-practice opportunities and initiatives are appropriately addressed.
- Ensure that the IFoA's learning is globally benchmarked against competing credentials, CPD and lifelong learning.
- Set the strategic framework for development of the IFoA’s pre-qualification learning, ensuring strategic developments respond to the contemporary needs of the global actuarial profession.
- Set the framework for assessment of all qualification and certifications, responding to contemporary good practice.
The Board comprises
- Dr Helen Wright - Lay Chair
- Prof Carl Stychin – Lay member
- Laura Andrikopoulos – Council representative
- David Bowie
- Helena Ingram
- Caroline Bayliss
- Kav Benepal
- Prof Clifford Friend – Executive member
- Chris Bristow – Executive member
- Karen Brocklesby – Executive member
Secretary to the Lifelong Learning Board - Maria Lyons.
The Lifelong Learning Board is supported by two Sub-committees and one Forum
- Board of Examiners
- Education Committee
- Student Consultative Forum
New learning offerings
The Lifelong Learning Board has established a triage process – a framework for introducing new subject areas into the IFoA’s learning offer.
This process includes a series of structured questions as a basis for evaluation of any new proposition. These relate to, amongst others, the appetite for, connectivity, sustainability and appropriate delivery model for a proposition.
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