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Volunteers' experiences

Find out what our volunteers say about volunteering for the IFoA

Volunteers have told us, in their own words, what volunteering has meant for them and what they got out of it.  Read their stories in our Volunteers' Experiences Pack.

Download the Volunteers' Experiences Pack Pdf

A selection of these volunteers' experiences are highlighted below:

 
 
Dawn Whittaker - the experience of a volunteer involved in Life Insurance
Kelvin Chamunorwa - the experience of a volunteer member of Council
Kelvin Chamunorwa – the experience of a volunteer member of council
Helena Ingram - a volunteer member of the Diversity Advisory Group
Helena Ingram - a volunteer member of the Diversity Advisory Group
Heting Yang - the volunteer experience of a student member
 
Seamus Creedon - volunteer Chair of the Non-Executive Director (NED) Member Interest Group (MIG) Managing Committee
Thanuja Krishnaratna - the experience of an Associate member based in Sri Lanka
Donncha Pexton-Hayes - a volunteer Student Employer Contact
Photograph of Natalie Greene
Natalie Greene  - the experience of a volunteer who enjoys learning
 
Souvik Jash - The experience of a member of the Education Committee based in IndiaSouvik Jash - The experience of a member of the Education Committee based in India
Kyle West - the experience of an IFoA Guinea Pig 1
Kyle West - the experience of an IFoA Guinea Pig 1
Photograph of Pay Peng Neo
Pay Peng Neo - a CPD Co-ordinator based in Singapore
 
Carole Ryden – the experience of a volunteer who found volunteering got her back into workCarole Ryden – the experience of a volunteer who found volunteering got her back into work
Picture of Gordon Sharp, Disciplinary Board
Gordon Sharp - a volunteer member of the Disciplinary Board
Andrew MacFarlane - the experience of a Resource and Environment volunteer based in Bermuda
Andrew MacFarlane - the experience of a Resource and Environment volunteer based in Bermuda
Picture of Antonie Jagga
Antonie Jagga - a volunteer based in Singapore
Fazana Ismail - the experience of a volunteer in the Takaful Working Party
Fazana Ismail - the experience of a volunteer in the Takaful Working Party
Jeremy Affolter - a volunteer who enjoys learning
Jeremy Affolter - the experience of a volunteer who enjoys learning
Barbara Fewkes - the experience of a volunteer working in Pensions
Barbara Fewkes - the experience of a volunteer working in Pensions
Ooi Choong Hern - the experience of a volunteer in South-East Asia
Ooi Choong Hern - the experience of a volunteer in South-East Asia
Chris Reynolds - the experience of a volunteer based in Switzerland
Chris Reynolds - the experience of a volunteer based in Switzerland

Share your story?

If you would like to share your volunteer experience, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.

Contact Details

If you have enquiries about volunteering please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

Debbie will respond to your email within three working days and often sooner.

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  • Autumn Lecture 2020: Professor Elroy Dimson

    Online webinar
    14 October 2020

    Spaces available

    Many individuals and institutions have a long-term focus, and invest funds for the benefit of future generations. Their strategy should reflect their long horizon. University endowments are one of the oldest classes of institutional investor, and I will present the first study of the management of these endowments over the very long term.

  • GIRO Conference 2020 Webinar Series

    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.

  • Life Conference 2020 Webinar Series

    Online
    16 November 2020 - 27 November 2020

    Spaces available

    This year's Life Conference 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 life insurance field via online webinars. All sessions will be recorded and made available to purchase and re-watch post-event on the IFoA's website.

  • 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

    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

    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.