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Professional Skills Sub-Committee

To develop diverse and stimulating content for both generic and practice specific professionalism CPD and embed the Actuaries’ Code and professional and ethical behaviour in the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ Professional Skills Training.

The PSSC consists of volunteers from a diverse membership base and Executive staff from General Counsel and Education Partnerships and Lifelong Learning Teams.

The full responsibilities of the Professional Skills Sub-Committee are set out in the Terms of Reference.

Membership of the Professional Skills Sub-Committee 2020/2021:

  • Malcolm Slee (Chair)
  • Graham Black
  • Sally Calder
  • Richard Chalk
  • Nicola Kenyon
  • Sonal Shah
  • Jenni Stott
  • Neil Walton

The work of the PSSC is supported by a wider pool of professionalism volunteers who facilitate events and present online.

View the Professional Skills Sub-Committee biographies.


  • Fiona Goddard, Head of Professionalism
  • Mairi MacIntyre, General Counsel Project Leader
  • Victoria Campbell, General Counsel Co-ordinator

The Professional Skills Sub-Committee meet on an ad-hoc basis.  Once approved, the redacted Minutes of meetings are published to ensure that content in development remains confidential. 

The latest minutes can be viewed below:

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Professional Skills Sub-Committee meetings are scheduled on:

  • 29 January 2021

Contact Details

For further information please contact the Professional Skills team.

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Events calendar

  • Sub-Saharan Africa Town Hall

    26 February 2021

    Spaces available

    IFoA Immediate Past President John Taylor would like to invite you to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA) virtual SSA Town Hall 2021, hosted by John Taylor with IFoA Council Members Mukami Njeru, Prosper Matiashe and IFoA Chief Executive, Stephen Mann.

  • MENAP Town Hall

    2 March 2021

    Spaces available

    IFoA Immediate Past President John Taylor would like to invite you to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA) virtual Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan (MENAP) Town Hall 2021, hosted by John Taylor and IFoA Chief Executive, Stephen Mann. 

  • Spaces available

    COVID-19 has seen a marked increase in mental health issues. We all have mental health and poor mental health has serious consequences for individuals and our workplaces, with it costing UK businesses £33-42 billion annually.

  • The price is righter

    16 March 2021

    Spaces available

    This webinar provides an overview of the state of the UK protection market, and how different insurers are using different levels of sophistication to price (such as using customer demand models). It considers how insurers have implemented these sophisticated pricing techniques, and the practical challenges they have faced.

  • Spaces available

    This discussion will revolve around the latest industry developments including and introduction to Part VII transfers and Schemes of Arrangement (process, parties involved and recent events), insights and lessons from recent with-profits transactions and restructurings (including Equitable Life and Pru-Rothesay), how firms can apply these learnings to future arrangements, and the outlook for future with-profits transactions and restructurings (including the impacts of Covid-19 and Brexit)


  • Spaces available

    What is stewardship and how has the landscape changed under the 2020 UK Stewardship Code?

    • How does effective stewardship create long term value for beneficiaries?
    • What roles do asset owners and asset managers play in active stewardship?
    • A practical approach to stewardship reporting
  • Spaces available

    Income drawdown products offer an investment strategy to generate an income in retirement.  However, for those needing to decumulate their capital to provide a sufficient income in retirement, sequencing risk is high.  This is the risk that poor returns are experienced when capital is highest (in the first part of the decumulation phase) and good returns when capital is lowest (in the last part).   It is very difficult to recover from this risk, if it is realised.  This means that income drawdown products are not very resilient for those needing to decumulate their capital.