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General Insurance Standards and Consultations Committee

The General Insurance Standards and Consultations Committee (GISCC) ensures that regulation relating to general insurance is kept up to date and help to provide GI-specific actuarial input into government and regulatory policy.

The committee:

  • considers consultations which have been delegated to it and drafts responses as appropriate, and in accordance with the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) consultations process
  • raises awareness on any issues of importance that may not already be captured
  • provides the General Isurance practice area input into UK and international actuarial standards through the IFoA, IAA and AAE.

Membership is drawn from a spectrum of senior actuaries with experience in addressing policy issues, and maintaining standards

Membership of the GISCC 2019/20:

  • Kevin Wenzel (Chair)
  • John Charles (Deputy Chair)
  • Brian Gedalla
  • Henry Johnson
  • Alex Lee
  • James Rakow
  • Peter Saunders
  • Philip Singh

The committee operates within a Terms of Reference as laid out in the Governance Manual.

How to join the General Insurance Standards and Consultations Committee

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 (VIP).

Contact Details

If you have any questions about a practice area, its working parties, Member Interest Groups or Board and sub-committees, please contact the Communities Team:

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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.