You are here

Professionalism Lecture Series 2017-2018

Join Our Global Debate

Professionalism Lecture Series 2017-2018, Institute and Faculty of Actuaries

Our programme is designed to promote debate around the importance of professionalism, and the role of professionals, including actuaries and others, across the financial services industry. I encourage you to join the debate and please highlight this to other professionals. Some of the lectures are recorded and we'll make videos of these events available to you once they have taken place.


Marjorie Ngwenya

Based in South Africa, I am proud to be the first internationally based President of the IFoA.  As such, global relevance and debate is very important to me.  The IFoA's Professionalism Lecture Series 2017-2018 comprises a series of events around the world taking place over the course of 2018 and I encourage you to get involved and join the debate. 
Marjorie Ngwenya, President

Programme of events

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries' (IFoA's) Professionalism Lecture Series 2017-2018 is eligible for Professional Skills CPD. Events have already taken place in Edinburgh, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, London, Malaysia, Newport (Wales) and Singapore.

2018 events

Daniel Susskind

1 May 2018  (London and Edinburgh)

The Future of the Professions

How Technology will Transform the Work of Human Experts 

Speaker: Dr Daniel Susskind (pictured left) - Fellow in Economics at Balliol College, Oxford University, where he teaches and researches. He is the co-author of the best-selling book, The Future of the Professions. Previously he worked in the British Government – as a policy adviser in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, as a policy analyst in the Policy Unit in 10 Downing Street, and as a senior policy adviser in the Cabinet Office.  He was a Kennedy Scholar at Harvard University.   

You can now book to attend this event. Please click on to the location you would like to attend below:

Watch past events

Sir Win Bischoff Chairman

19 October 2017 - Edinburgh (as part of GIRO 2017)

The Importance of Professionalism in Today's Financial Sector

Speaker: Sir Win Bischoff, Chairman of the Financial Reporting Council in the United Kingdom and Chairman of JP Morgan Securities plc. He is a Director of S&P Global Inc, and is a member of the International Advisory Board of Akbank TAS, Turkey.

Members: Login to view the lecture on the VLE and claim CPD
Non-members: View the video on the IFoA's YouTube Channel

Related news item: Professionalism is a cultural imperative

Benny Higgins

11 October 2017 - London

A lively debate around whether Professional Regulation and Organisational Culture can prepare us better for the next Financial Crisis.

The panel included:

  • Benny Higgins FIA (Chair) CEO Tesco Bank & Group Strategy Director (pictured left)
  • Lady Susan Rice CBE
  • Marjorie Ngwenya
  • Dr Daniel Susskind, co-author of The Future of the Professions

Members: Login to view the debate on the VLE and claim CPD
Non-members: View the video on the IFoA's YouTube Channel

Read more about the event

Related news item:  The professions must adapt to a changing landscape

Paul Harwood Speaker

June 2017 - Newport Wales

The Professional Toolkit: A simple approach to managing and assessing culture in the workplace

Speaker:  Paul Harwood FIA presented a model to assess and manage culture and to develop conscience (Professionalism). This was delivered in a plenary during the IFoA's Joint Risk, Investment, Pensions Conference. 

Members: Login to view the presentation on the VLE and claim CPD
Non-members: View the video on the IFoA's YouTube Channel

View a challenge from Paul Harwood

Dr Moses Cheng

May 2017 - Hong Kong

Speaker:  Dr Moses Cheng, Chair of the Independent Insurance Authority, Hong Kong. 

Dr Cheng delivered the keynote address at the IFoA Asia Conference in Hong Kong this year.

Members: Login to view the presentation on the VLE and claim CPD
Non-members: View the video on the IFoA's YouTube Channel 
Download the presentation, The future of the insurance industry: the role of Regulations

Additional details and events will be added to the series during the course of the year.

To be notified of developments, please register your interest at:

Related documents

Contact Details

If you have any enquiries about our role as a regulator please email