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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

  • The Growth Mindset for Actuaries

    13 October 2021 - 8 December 2021

    Fully booked.

    This practical course is aimed at actuaries at any stage of their career who want to develop their own growth mindset and apply it to their work setting and personal or professional lifelong learning. The content of the course builds on the lecture given by Dr Helen Wright on Growth Mindset as part of the President’s 2021 Lecture series, and will be delivered over a period of 2 months, from mid-October to early December.

  • Spaces available

    The importance of biodiversity for finance, business and policy is being increasingly recognised. While many studies highlight the overall economic impact that biodiversity loss could have, it is much more difficult to quantify and understand the particular impact that is may have on individual businesses or communities. The management and measurement of these risks is a field where actuaries are well placed to contribute.

  • Spaces available

    The climate crisis and the degradation of our planet will affect societies everywhere. How we address these threats will require solutions that transcend borders. As a global profession, the actuarial community is well-placed to consider and propose effective risk management solutions to help manage the climate crisis.

  • GIRO 2021 Webinar Series

    8 November 2021 - 19 November 2021
    Spaces available

    Join leading experts to discuss key issues, emerging ideas and new research across the general insurance sector.

  • Spaces available

    This is a free webinar with an expert panel providing their views on the ongoing IFoA consultation for proposals regarding changes to the regulatory framework on climate change and sustainability.

    The regulatory consultation sets out, for feedback some proposed approaches that the IFoA are considering in relation to charter commitments under the UK’s Green Finance Education Charter (GFEC) and the regulatory framework, including the Actuaries’ Code.

  • Life 2021 Webinar Series

    22 November 2021 - 26 November 2021
    Spaces available

    Join leading experts to discuss key issues, emerging ideas, and new research across the Life insurance sector.

  • Spaces available

    Content will be aimed at all actuaries looking to understand the issues surrounding mental health in insurance and in particular those looking to ensure products and processes widen access for, and are most useful to, those experiencing periods of poor mental health.