The Scottish Board was established in 2010 and consists of members elected to Council by the Scottish Constituency and members who are co-opted to 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
  • to encourage and advance actuarial academic developments in Scotland.

The Scottish Board is currently made up of six Council members and a number of other co-opted members based in Scotland.

  • Leader - Mark Chadwick (Natwest)
  • Deputy Leader - Caitlin Stronach (Royal London)

Scottish Board members

Status Name Status Name
Co-opted member Chris Anderson Council member Sarah Neil
Co-opted member Nicholas Chadha Council member Alan Rae
Co-opted member Philip Darke Council member Andy Rear
Council member Dermot Grenham Council member Craig Ritchie
Co-opted member Jane Hamilton Co-opted member Ian Sharpe
Co-opted member Alison Kearns Co-opted member Claire Yule
Council member Patrick Kelliher FASS representative Saorlaith O'Neill
Co-opted member Mark Laidlaw GASS representative Christopher Canning

The Scottish Board is supported by the IFoA Engagement team.  Please contact the Engagement team, if you have any queries.

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, you will automatically become a member of the Scottish Board
  • if you are based in Scotland, watch out for an opportunity on the Volunteer vacancies webpage to apply to become a co-opted member.

You may wish to view the Scottish Board minutes. They are listed below by sessional year.

2019/2020

2018/2019

2017/2018

2016/2017

2015/2016

Contact Details

For information regarding the Scottish Board, please contact the Engagement team

Engagement.team@actuaries.org.uk

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  • Spaces available

    A panel discussion with investment representatives discussing the impact of investment on climate change and vice versa.

    This event is part of The Road to Glasgow: IFoA’s Sustainability Thought Leadership Series which will provide a platform for prominent contributors so that our members and others can understand the perspectives of a wide range of parties interested in the climate debate.

  • Spaces available

    Climate change is one of the greatest risks facing our world today. Addressing it will require multi-faceted solutions. Through this panel session, we will explore the different levers that can be used to meet net-zero targets including climate science and data, government engagement, and mobilising green finance.

  • Spaces available

    How governments and societies collectively respond to the climate crisis is increasingly being analysed through the lens of intergenerational fairness. Our expert panel will assess and explore the extent to which inter-generous fairness is being considered in climate policies, the lessons from those countries who are leading the way on fairness and justice in climate interventions, and more.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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.