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IFoA Foundation partners and supporters

With the generosity of our partners and supporters, the IFoA Foundation can reach its vision to open every door for the next generation of actuaries and to empower the profession to be transformative in addressing the greatest global challenges of our time. Thank you to everyone in our community who has committed their support to our charitable objectives.

If you would like to get involved, please contact the Foundation’s General Manager, Belinda Dee –

Founding partners

Barnett Waddingham – Andrew Vaughan, Senior Partner

Partnering with the IFoA Foundation allows us to do the right thing, not only for our people and clients, but also for the future of the actuarial profession. We are proud to play our part in creating a more inclusive actuarial community and promoting diversity so that everyone who chooses our profession is inspired to share their passion, talent and ideas regardless of any barriers they may face.

Barnett Waddingham

GenRe – Jules Constantinou, Regional Manager

We are committed to promoting diversity and creating a more inclusive actuarial community.

Gen Re

Hymans Robertson – Sarah Gilmour, Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility

As a firm we’re committed to building better futures, together. Access to better opportunities for young people, regardless of background or experience, is key to improving diversity and inclusion both within our profession and more widely. The aims of the IFoA Foundation are a great match with the work we support through our own Foundation, helping to improve the lives of young people and communities facing hardship or disadvantage.

Hymans and Robertson

LCP – Catherine Drummond FIA, Partner

LCP places real importance on promoting a diverse and inclusive culture internally, and across our industry as a whole, so we are delighted to be working alongside the IFoA on this fantastic initiative. By creating opportunities for young actuaries from a broad range of social and ethnic backgrounds and by promoting social mobility, we will consequently increase the power of our profession to address critical issues and societal challenges.


Milliman – Joanne Buckle FIA, Principal and Consulting Actuary

Milliman is very excited to be partnering with the IFOA Foundation. We see the IFoA Foundation as a critical way to advance our diversity and inclusion and CSR goals.


Founding patrons

Tan Suee Chieh – President of the IFoA 2020/21

Tan suee Chieh

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.


Bhargaw D Buddhdev FIA

Bhargaw D Buddhdev FIAI have proudly used the initials FIA since I qualified. I have really enjoyed my work, which has allowed me to help many clients in relation to their pension provision.

I remember the Institute of Actuaries motto by Bacon (Every man is a debtor to his profession) and for many years I have been a volunteer for the Institute and Faculty, giving my time to different committees. I have now retired and, to express my gratitude, I have gifted a lump sum to the IFoA Foundation. I share the Foundation’s aim of giving bursaries and grants to those studying the actuarial examinations and others in financial hardship as well as rewarding excellence. The Foundation aims to help those in the UK (my current home) but also new students from India (my spiritual home) as well as Africa (the continent of my birth and youth).

I am delighted to support the IFoA Foundation.

Principal philanthropist of the China & South East Asia Scholarship Fund

Dr Patrick Poon

Dr Patrick PoonThe IFoA Foundation’s China and South-East Asia Fund aims to provide bursaries to actuarial students in the region. The IFoA’s educational approach and influence in this part of the world has progressed well in the last three decades. I hope this initiative will go some way to make the IFoA’s programmes even more accessible to students in their early careers and enhance the IFoA’s presence in this region.

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  • Asia Conference 2021 webinar series

    Online webinar series
    26 July 2021 - 30 July 2021
    Spaces available

    We have made it through 2020 but the COVID-19 crisis continues to have a significant impact on individuals, societies, businesses and the wider economy across the globe. Navigating the world post COVID-19 in an uncertain and highly unstable time brings along many uncertainties, challenges and exciting opportunities. Hence the theme of this year’s IFoA Asia Conference Webinar Series is “Risk. Adapt. Thrive.”

  • CMI Income Protection

    30 July 2021

    Spaces available

    In April 2021, the CMI Income Protection Committee published Working Paper 149, which detailed the changes to analysis methodology for the Income Protection Investigation and the impact of past data issues. This webinar will provide an overview of the changes in the analysis approach and discuss the adjustments to the IP11 claim inceptions graduations.

  • Spaces available

    Risk Management Webinar ProgrammeInternal audit is often the Cinderella of the audit world. It’s a regulatory requirement for insurance companies to have an internal audit function, so why not make it as useful as possible?  This session will look at how to link an internal audit plan to the risk register, and how that helps audit committees and boards to spot problems and fix them.

  • 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.