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 seven Council members and a number of other co-opted members based in Scotland.

  • Leader - Dermot Grenham (MDDUS) 
  • Deputy Leader - Mark Chadwick (RBS)

Scottish Board members

Status Name Status Name
Co-opted member Chris Anderson FASS representative Andrew Murphy
Co-opted member Nicholas Chadha Council member Sarah Neil
Co-opted member Philip Darke Council member Alan Rae
Co-opted member Jane Hamilton Council member Andy Rear
Council member Keith Jennings Council member Craig Ritchie
Co-opted member Alison Kearns Co-opted member Ian Sharpe
Co-opted member Mark Laidlaw Co-opted member Caitlin Stronach
GASS representative Christopher Canning Council member John Taylor
Co-opted member Ji-Hyang Lee Co-opted member Claire Yule
Co-opted member Iain McLellan    

The Scottish Board is supported by the IFoA Engagement team.  Please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement, 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 Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement

Debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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Events calendar

  • GIRO 2020 Virtual Conference

    Available to watch globally in November.
    02-13 November 2020
    Spaces available

     

    This year's GIRO has been re-designed as a virtual conference to offer members and non-members the opportunity to get up to date content from leading experts in the general insurance field via online webinars. All sessions will be recorded and made available to purchase and re-watch post-event on the IFoA's GI Online Learning Resource area

  • Spaces available

    The webinar will discuss the challenges and opportunities schemes face in evaluating end game options, choosing a target state and understanding the impact this strategic decision could have on member outcomes long after the “end state” is reached. Adolfo, Kevin and Rhian bring over 60 years of experience in the industry and a variety of perspectives as scheme actuary, covenant adviser, trustee, de-risking adviser and insurer.

  • Spaces available

    Retail banking is going through a period of substantial change as it moves into the digital age. Banks have large amounts of data about their customers and about their risks. Open data application programming interface (APIs) and data science are enabling banks to use their data to offer innovative and sometimes personalised services. Data science is also adding value in risk areas such as fraud detection and cyber security. At the same time, the move to online banking is making it easier for firms including fintechs to enter banking without having to establish branch networks.

  • Spaces available

    Cash-flow driven investing is a game-changer for DB pension funds navigating their end-game. Suitable for sponsors who want to reduce risks on their balance sheets. And for trustees, it shifts the focus to providing greater certainty of returns, managing funding level volatility and ensuring they have enough income to pay cash-flow requirements.

  • Spaces available

    Patrick Kennedy, Partner at Gateley Legal and Founding Director of Entrust (a leading professional pensions trustee company), will be delivering an update on the latest legal developments during the course of 2020. With both a pensions legal perspective and over 25 years of trustee service, Patrick will seek to highlight how the letter of the law has continued to evolve against the backdrop of a difficult and challenging year

  • Spaces available

    The talk will provide an understanding of the priorities and relationships between deficit reduction contributions, in the context of wider scheme funding, and different types of value outflow from the employer based on the working party’s recently published report. 

  • Spaces available

    Covid-19 has required an urgent and cross-practice initiative to facilitate the extensive impact this pandemic has across all industries. IFoA members have been keen to contribute in a different way, so we developed the IFoA Covid-19 Action Taskforce [ICAT] to coordinate our effort, with a more efficient governance.

    We have over 500 volunteers and countless topics which we have amalgamated into 93 workstreams.