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Presidents’ awards

The President's Award was set up in 1999 and is given to members of the profession who have, in the opinion of the President, made a particular and special contribution to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries

There is no limit to the number of awards that may be made by each President and in some years, there may be none.

President's Awards Recipients 2020

Catherine Burtle

Patrina Effer

Jackie Jackson

Craig Ritchie

Grahame Stott

Colin Thores

The Alan Watson Award
Michael Tripp
President's Awards Recipients 2019
Ronnie Bowie
Alan Watson
Malcolm Slee
Henry Thompson
Michael Williams
Hazel Cunningham
President's Awards Recipients 2018
Chantal Bray
Hilary Salt
James Olubayi and Council Members of The Actuarial Society of Kenya
Yeside Kazeem and Council Members of Nigeria Actuarial Society
Shafique Bhunnoo and Council Members of Mauritius Actuarial Society
Ashleigh Thophanides
Kayleigh Toma
Anna Clarke
Alain Ngono
Thabo Dloti
Petro Viljoen
President's Awards Recipients 2017
Deborah Cooper
Wen LI
Caryn Chua
President's Awards Recipients 2016
Jan Rydell
Aaron Punwani
Josephine Robertson
Nicholas Silver
James Robinson 
Madhurs Maheshwari
Presidents' Awards Recipients 2015
Derek Cribb and the Executive Staff at the IFoA

Presidents' Awards Recipients 2014

Caroline Hare
Iain Hare
Martin Potter
Wen Li

Presidents' Awards Recipients 2013

Barbara Beebee FCIS MCIPR

Presidents' Awards Recipients 2012

Huw M Evans BA FFA

David B Martin BSc FFA FPMI

Sir Philip JC Mawer MA

Fiona J Morrison MA FIA

Presidents' Awards Recipients 2011

lan W Botterill BSc FFA

Sally Bridgeland BSc FIA

Robert Tudor Gray Hails MA MSc FIA

Presidents' Awards Recipients prior to 2011 Year

Andrew John Michael Chamberlain MA FIA - Institute President's Award


Jane Elizabeth Mary Curtis BSc FIA - Institute President's Award


Sally Louise Dixon MA FIA - Institute President's Award


Caroline Instance - Institute President's Award


Katharina Petricia Low BA FFA - Institute President's Award


Keith Alexander Miller BSc FFA - Institute President's Award


Brian James Murray BSc FFA - Institute President's Award


Freya Rodger - Institute President's Award


Peter David Gordon Tompkins MA FPMI FRSA FIA - Institute President's Award


Alan Hugh Watson MSc FFA - Institute President's Award


Peter William Wright BA FIA ACII - Institute President's Award


Brian James Murray BSc - Faculty President's Award


Andrew Gordon Sharp MA - Faculty President's Award


2006 Ashok Gupta - Institute President's Award


2006 Mervyn Bryn-Jones - Institute President’s Award


Simon Avram Carne Ma & David John Paterson Hare BSc PhD - Faculty President's Award


Richard Davidson Muckart BSc - Faculty President's Award


Brian Philip Ridsdale BSc MBCS CEng - Faculty President's Award


Simon Avram Carne MA FIA - Institute President's Award


Wendy Bridget Cogger - Institute President's Award


Jane Butler MA - Institute President's Award


Desmond John Le Grys FIA - Institute President's Award


Peter William Parker TD MA FIA (BAJ 8, 843, 845) - Institute President's Award


David Bernard Martin BSc FPMI - Faculty President's Award


Michael Alan Pomery MA FIA (BAJ 7, 705) - Institute Presidents' Award


Howard J Bolnick FSA MAAA HonFIA - Institute President's Award


Elisabeth Mary Goodwin MSc PhD - Institute President's Award


Thomas Mackenzie Ross OBE BSc FFA FCIA ASA (BAJ 6, 641, 643) - Institute President's Award


Roy Edgar Brimblecombe CBE FIA FPMI - Institute President's Award


Roger David Corley CBE BSc FIA FRSA AIIMR - Institute President's Award



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    Welcome to the programme for our 2nd Virtual Pensions Conference. This year's conference features 11 webinars offering members and non-members the opportunity to get up to date content from leading experts in the pension industry. There will also be opportunity to ask questions and contribute to the discussion.