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IFoA Foundation

The IFoA Foundation

The IFoA Foundation is a recently formed charity that is an amalgamation of the profession's previous charities.

We are raising funds to support our community and to achieve our mission of 'Actuaries supporting others'. Our vision is to open every door for the next generation of actuaries and to empower the profession to be transformative in addressing the greatest challenges of our time.

I am delighted to support the Foundation during my year as President, and to do my part at this poignant moment and against the backdrop of an extraordinary and unprecedented year. We have a real focus on supporting the actuarial profession, both in the UK and overseas, and can bring so much good from this initiative.

Tan Suee Chieh, President of the IFoA 2020-21 and Founding Patron of the IFoA Foundation

We have three objectives

Rewarding excellence

Providing recognition, prizes, and awards for excellence in actuarial examinations and academic research.

Supporting our community

Giving financial support to university students, those studying the actuarial examinations and others in financial hardship, from all backgrounds and across the globe.

Addressing future challenges

Working with the IFoA and our partners and stakeholders to unlock solutions to the most critical global priorities, from pandemics and climate change to financial education.

I am extremely excited to launch the IFoA Foundation. The trustees and I are delighted to work with the actuarial profession to support others and make an impact to our community and to the profession as a whole.

Kartina Tahir Thomson, Chair of Trustees

About the IFoA Foundation

The IFoA Foundation is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation, incorporated in Scotland on 5 August 2019, and registered with the Scottish Charity Regulator with reference SCO49518.

Read the Constitution of the Foundation.

There are seven trustees – three members of the IFoA Executive and four IFoA volunteers. The trustees were all appointed in December 2019 and are eligible to serve for three years, with an extension for a further three years if required.

The current trustees are:

IFoA Executive

  • David Burch
  • Sarah Mathieson
  • Karen Brocklesby

IFoA volunteers

  • Kartina Tahir Thomson (Chair)
  • Lyndon Jones
  • James Tufts
  • Hemal Naran

Read the Trustee Biographies.

The trustees operate a Privacy Policy.

Find out more

For more information about the IFoA Foundation, how you can support us, or how to apply for an award view the information below.

You can follow the IFoA Foundation on LinkedIn or Twitter.

Scottish Charity Regulator reference SCO49518.


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Events calendar

  • The Growth Mindset for Actuaries

    13 October 2021 - 8 December 2021

    Fully booked.

    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 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

    This is a free webinar with an expert panel providing their views on the ongoing IFoA consultation for proposals regarding changes to the regulatory framework on climate change and sustainability.

    The regulatory consultation sets out, for feedback some proposed approaches that the IFoA are considering in relation to charter commitments under the UK’s Green Finance Education Charter (GFEC) and the regulatory framework, including the Actuaries’ Code.

  • Life 2021 Webinar Series

    22 November 2021 - 26 November 2021
    Spaces available

    Join leading experts to discuss key issues, emerging ideas, and new research across the Life 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.