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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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Events calendar

  • The Growth Mindset for Actuaries

    13 October 2021 - 8 December 2021

    Spaces available

    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

    In this webinar, we will discuss how cause-of-death data from the Office for National Statistics can help us to understand how inequalities arise at the all-cause level. The key to understanding mortality inequality is to think about the chain that connects risk factors, relative risks, and cause-of-death mortality through to all-cause mortality.

  • 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

    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.