The Scottish Board was established in 2010 and consists of members elected to Council by the Scottish Constituency and members who join the Board through a selection process

The remit of the Board is:

  • to encourage and develop the actuarial community in Scotland
  • to raise the profile of actuaries and the profession in Scotland, and
  • to encourage and advance actuarial academic developments in Scotland.

The Scottish Board is currently made up of seven Council members and other members of the Scottish Constituency who are not on Council

  • Leader - Alan Watson (Aon Hewitt)
  • Deputy Leader - Dermot Grenham (MDDUS)

Scottish Constituency Board members

Status Name Status Name
Co-opted member Nicholas Chadha Co-opted member Stuart Mcilvenny
Council member Jules Constantinou Co-opted member Iain McLellan
FASS representative Sarah Dawes Co-opted member Leigh-Ann Plenderleith
GASS representative Ben Farmer Council member Bruce Porteous
Co-opted member Jane Hamilton Council member Alan Rae
Council member Keith Jennings Co-opted member Gavin Reid
Co-opted member Alison Kearns Co-opted member Craig Ritchie
Co-opted member Remi Koplinski Co-opted member Barry Shannon
Co-opted member Ji-Hyang Lee Co-opted member Caitlin Stronach
Co-opted member Pawel Lojko Council member John Taylor

Richard Scott, Stakeholder Relationship Manager, is Secretary to the Scottish Board.

How to join the Scottish Board

There are two ways to join this Board:

  • if you are a Scottish Constituency member, you can stand for Election to Council and if elected, and you will automatically become a member of the Scottish Board
  • watch out for an opportunity on the Volunteer vacancies page to become a co-opted member.

You may wish to view the Scottish Board minutes.  They are listed below in sessional years:

2018/2019 2017/2018  2016/2017 2015/2016

 

    Contact Details

    For information regarding the Scottish Board, please contact Stakeholder Relationship Manager, Richard Scott.

    richard.scott@actuaries.org.uk

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    • TIGI 2019 (Technical Issues in General Insurance)

      Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Place, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4LE
      25-26 April 2019
      Spaces available

      This General Insurance CPD offering has been changed from former years of individual one day seminars to include individual sessions for IFRS 17, Pricing, Capital Modelling and Reserving over a two-day event  packaged as Technical Issues in General Insurance, providing attendees with a varied program . The event is suitable for anyone who works, or are interested, in these areas.

    • Fully booked.

      Data Visualisation helps to communicate information clearly and effectively through graphical means.  This talk will showcase some visualisations that the working party has found useful for common actuarial situations.  The event is now full, however if you would like to join a waiting list, please email Barry_shannon@standardlife.com

    • Francophone Actuaries Meeting 2019

      Aviva, Saint Helen's, 1 Undershaft, London EC3P 3DQ, UK
      2 May 2019

      Spaces available

      L'Institut des Actuaires and French actuaries in the UK, partnered with Aviva, are delighted to be hosting their annual "l'afterwork" event for French speaking actuaries in the UK. The event will mix French and English interventions.

      Register via this link to be added to the guest list:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rencontre-annuelle-des-actuaires-francophones-londres-tickets-59758941603

       

       

    • Spaces available

      CPD

      CPD
      1.00 hours

      The CMI SAPS Mortality Committee and Mortality Projections Committee will be holding a joint webinar, aimed primarily at pension scheme trustees, describing considerations relating to setting longevity assumptions in 2019.

    • SIAS EVENT - Hurricane Clustering: A New Reality?

      Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QJ
      7 May 2019

      Spaces available

      The 2017 North Atlantic hurricane season was one of the most active on record. We saw multiple hurricanes coming close together causing significant damage and human loss. The talk discusses whether 2017 was an exceptional year or indicative of what we expect to see in the near future, and the implications for (re)insurers.

    • IFoA Asia Conference 2019, Chengdu

      Crowne Plaza Chengdu Panda Garden, Poly Park 198, No. 1980 ShuLong Avenue,Xindu District, Chengdu
      09-10 May 2019
      Spaces available

      IfoA Logo for eventsOffering a diverse selection of plenary sessions and cross-practice workshops, the annual Asia Conference is the perfect opportunity to discover and discuss current and developing actuarial topics in Asia, whilst providing excellent opportunity to grow your network of contacts.

    • DAG event - Can we overcome unconscious bias?

      KPMG LLP  Saltire Court,  20 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2EG
      9 May 2019

      Spaces available

      This session will examine our biases, look at what it feels like to be an outsider and give attendees practical tools and actions we can all take to support and grow diversity and inclusion, within the profession. This session is also designed to meet the objectives of the IFoA’s Stage 3 Professional Skills Training for experienced members.

    • KSS event – IQ+EQ = Future Success

      Royal London, 1 Thistle Street, Edinburgh
      14 May 2019

      Spaces available

      In this interactive session, our facilitators, Russell Borland and Thomas Chalmers, Partners of UK-based coaching consulting firm, Leading Figures, will explore how we can enhance our EQ to make the most of our IQ. They will introduce an Emotional Intelligence framework developed by psychologist Daniel Goleman and provide participants with an opportunity to personally assess their own Emotional Intelligence.  To register please email Caitlin.stronach@royallondon.com

    • CILA 2019

      30 Euston Square, London NW1 2FB
      14 May 2019

      Spaces available

      CILA is one of the pre-eminent events in the annual Life calendar. It is aimed at practicing life actuaries from life offices, consulting firms and other employers of actuaries. It will also be of interest to all those who work in or advise on, the life assurance market in the UK and Europe.

    • KSS event – Bulk Annuity Market Update

      Willis Towers Watson 2 Lochrin Square, 96 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh EH3 9QA
      15 May 2019

      Fully booked.

      This KSS talk will give a bulk annuity market update over 2018 and for 2019 and beyond.  The presenters will also consider bulk annuity options as part of pension scheme de-risking strategies, and how pension schemes can best prepare when requesting a quote in order to achieve a favourable outcome. Please note this event is now full, however, if you wish to join a waiting list, please email Dawn.Neil@willistowerswatson.com.

    • KSS event – Bulk Annuity Market Update

      Willis Towers Watson 2 West Regent Street Glasgow G2 1RW
      16 May 2019

      Spaces available

      This KSS talk will give a bulk annuity market update over 2018 and for 2019 and beyond. The presenters will also consider bulk annuity options as part of pension scheme de-risking strategies, and how pension schemes can best prepare when requesting a quote in order to achieve a favourable outcome. To book a place please email Dawn.Neil@willistowerswatson.com

    • How to protect SMEs from Cyber Attacks

      Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QJ.  
      16 May 2019

      Spaces available

      The aim of this interdisciplinary symposium is to gain understanding and awareness of UK private SMEs about their insurance need as a part of cyber risk management and mitigation strategies.

    • Risk and Investment Conference 2019

      Amba Hotel, Charing Cross, Strand, London WC2N 5HX
      20-21 May 2019
      Spaces available

      This year's event begins with a Professional Skills Training plenary to help build your CPD, followed by a formal drinks reception and dinner on the evening of 20 May.  The following day will then be a programme full of topical plenaries and workshops covering the latest trends and topical issues in the risk and investment sector with plenty of opportunities to network with colleagues and build your CPD.

    • LMS Invited Lectures 2019

      ICMS, The Bayes Centre, 47 Potterrow, Edinburgh EH8 9BT
      20 May 2019 - 24 May 2019

      Spaces available

      On May 20-24 2019, Prof Søren Asmussen (Aarhus University) will deliver a course on lectures on advanced topics in life insurance mathematics.  This will be held at the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Edinburgh, and will be accompanied by supporting lectures from Prof Corina Constantinescu (University of Liverpool) and Prof Andrew Cairns (Heriot-Watt University). To register, please visit https://www.icms.org.uk/LMSAsmussen.php.

    • Mortality and Longevity Symposium 2019

      ICC Birmingham, Broad St, Birmingham B1 2EA
      04-05 June 2019
      Spaces available

      The Mortality and Longevity Symposium aims to expand delegates’ horizons by giving a better view of the scope of current mortality research in a wide variety of relevant disciplines, and by providing a forum to discuss the implications for actuarial practice and it will be of interest to all actuaries concerned with setting or reviewing mortality and longevity assumptions, underwriters, demographers, epidemiologists, policy-

    • Protection, Health and Care Conference 2019

      ICC Birmingham  Broad St, Birmingham B1 2EA
      04-06 June 2019
      Spaces available

      The Protection, Health and Care Conference is an annual conference aimed at all insurance professionals with a passion for harnessing insurance risk in their organisations. The conference uses a combination of workshops by individuals who work at the coalface and ‘big name’ experts to explore how innovation, technological/medical advances, the political landscape and other market development will impact the Protection, Health and Care markets.

    • NED Event: Behavioural Finance and Boards

      Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QJ
      18 June 2019

      Spaces available

      Substantial work has been undertaken in the field of behavioural finance to explore the psychological factors affecting investment decisions made by individuals.  In contrast, “behavioural” factors (such as politics or human psychology) affecting decisions and actions made by institutional investors, such as insurers or pension schemes, are less understood.

    • Pensions Conference 2019

      Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre, 2 Lower Castle Street, Old Market, Bristol, BS1 3AD
      18-19 June 2019
      Spaces available

      Covering current topics and industry trends, the conference also includes a pre-conference evening dinner (18 June) giving you the opportunity to develop your network. 

    • KSS event – FinTech and The Actuarial Profession

      EY, Atria One, 144 Morrison Street, Edinburgh
      19 June 2019

      Spaces available

      This KSS talk from FinTech Scotland's CEO will explore the mission to create an integrated Fintech ecosystem through provision of funding, support, infrastructure and talent that recognises and responds to the needs of all stakeholders - and the overarching aim for Scotland to be one of the top 5 Fintech global leaders by 2020.

      To book your place, please email Barry_Shannon@standardlife.com 

    • Current Issues in General Insurance (CIGI) 2019

      Inmarsat, 99 City Road, London, EC1Y 1BJ
      19 June 2019

      Spaces available

      CIGI will provide an excellent and diverse line-up of speakers, each providing their insight and knowledge on a range of topics.  The programme will be broad in nature, so will be of most value to those with some experience in the industry. 

    • AGM and Presidential Address 2019

      The Hub  Castlehill Edinburgh EH1 2NE
      26 June 2019

      Spaces available

      Notice is hereby given that the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the INSTITUTE AND FACULTY OF ACTUARIES will be held at The Hub, Edinburgh on Wednesday 26 June 2019 at 16.30 (Preceded by tea from 16.00) and followed by a PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS given by John Taylor.

    • SIAS: The Impact of Air Pollution on Health and Life Expectancy

      Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QJ
      2 July 2019

      Spaces available

      Air pollution has gained increasing attention lately. Nicola Oliver, head of longevity and mortality research for Medical Intelligence, will discuss not only the impacts of air pollution on health and life expectancy but also how as an industry we should be addressing it.

    • GIRO Conference 2019

      EICC, The Exchange, 150 Morrison St, Edinburgh EH3 8EE
      24-26 September 2019
      Spaces available

      GIRO is attended annually by over 800 delegates and speakers who are keen to discuss key topics such as Pricing, Reserving, Modelling and the future of the insurance industry. GIRO 2018 was a huge success and we have opened bookings early for what we hope will be another brilliant conference at the EICC in Edinburgh this year.