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Policy and Public Affairs Board (PPAB)

The Policy and Public Affairs Board (PPAB) has been delegated by Council to advance the public affairs elements of Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) strategy.

We will be heard on relevant matters and promote actuarial science and the value it brings to business and society.

PPAB plays a crucial governance role by:


  • to support the strategic development of the IFoA’s public affairs and policy agenda.
  • to assess activity against the IFoA’s public affairs strategy and provide direction accordingly.

Planning and oversight

  • to approve an annual public affairs and policy plan and monitor progress
  • to have oversight of the IFoA’s public affairs and policy outputs, including, but not limited to:
    • media releases
    • communications to key stakeholders
    • consultation responses
    • policy briefings and position statements.


  • to support the development of an evidence-based approach
  • to support the delivery of an integrated public affairs programme by representing the IFoA with key partner stakeholder groups.


  • for those PPAB members representing the key policy priorities they will be recruited through the volunteer vacancy process and their tenure will be in line with the Governance Manual.

Membership of the PPAB

Executive Support: Public Affairs Executive

The Board shall comprise no fewer than nine and no greater than twelve members:

  1. Chair
  2. The Presidential team (President, Immediate Past President and President-elect)
  3. Chair of Regulation Board
  4. At least two and no more than five additional members (of which up to two may be lay members)
  5. IFoA Director of Public Affairs and Research
  6. IFoA CEO

Members are as follows:

  • Jules Constantinou, Immediate Past President
  • John Taylor, President
  • Tan Suee Chieh, President Elect
  • Rt. Hon David Heath (Chair)
  • Stephen Mann
  • Annette Spencer
  • Neil Buckly, Chair of Regulation Board
  • Kartina Thomson
  • Hilary Salt
  • Charles Cowling

All vacancies arising on Boards and their sub committees are advertised on our volunteer vacancies web page.  Further information for volunteers, including tips on how to chair a meeting, can be found in the Volunteer Information Pack.

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Start date
E.g., 22/01/2022
End date
E.g., 22/01/2022

Events calendar

  • Spaces available

    Over recent months there has been a sharp rise in M&A activity involving British businesses, with interest from overseas, domestic buyers and Private Equity investors.  

  • Spaces available

    Frank Redington is recognised as one of the most influential actuaries of all time. In this talk, Craig will review some of Redington's most important ideas. He will identify the consistent actuarial principles that form a common thread across the contributions Redington made to a broad range of actuarial fields, and will highlight the ongoing relevance of Redington's thinking to 21st century actuarial practice.

  • Spaces available

    The IFoA Mental Health working party look back over their week of blogs and podcasts considering all aspects of the relationship between mental health and life insurance. The expert panel spans adviser, underwriter and actuarial experience and they  explore triggers for purchasing insurance relating to mental health, the various routes to insurance and how these may be more suited to different people depending on their conditions and preferences, the products and processes involved in purchasing these as well as what claims and support are available to policyholders and how to access them.

  • Spaces available

    Part of the 'Finance in the Public Interest 2022' webinar series. If it was ever okay to consider your business in isolation from its surroundings, today it most definitely is not. Thinking about business within its surrounding system is now a necessity. The question we seek to discuss is: How should we prescribe the boundaries in which we consider problems to enable us to create better products and more resilient companies and systems?

  • Spaces available

    What will happen to DC pension savers who see life annuities as poor VFM but still want an income for life?  Pooled annuity funds could offer them a decent lifetime income while reducing significantly the complex choices and risk inherent in income drawdown.  They could be the next generation of CDC pension schemes, slotting into the existing DC framework as a post-retirement option.