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Diversity Action Group

The Diversity Action Group (DAG) is committed to supporting the IFoA in developing, delivering and evolving its strategic diversity objectives as set out in its DEI Strategy, and its 7 key Themes:

  1. Leadership & Culture
  2. DEI at the IFoA
  3. Entry to the Profession
  4. Actuarial Work
  5. Supporting Members in their work
  6. Supporting Members in difficulty
  7. Improving DEI in our community

The DAG seeks to support the IFoA by leading work-streams on:

  • Toolkits:  Developing diversity toolkits for a range of situations to showcase and share best practice - e.g. maternity and paternity provision and returnships
  • Campaigns:  Leading campaigns and initiatives to promote diversity amongst IFoA members, volunteers and staff
  • Resource and capability:   Establishing effective communications across a range of online and other channels to maximise our reach and impact, including on IFoA website and LinkedIn
  • Mentoring:   Supporting the Actuarial Mentoring Programme (AMP), a cross-company mentoring programme designed to improve diversity within the actuarial profession
  • Events:   Initiating and delivering diversity events
  • Data:  Gathering and analysing information and data to support or inform actions and strategy, and to measure progress
  • Communications:   Promoting the diversity agenda through various means including case studies, blogs, news articles and social media

Members who are interested in supporting one of these work streams should contact diversity@actuaries.org.uk

You can join the conversation around diversity in the actuarial profession through our LinkedIn group.

In addition to joining the LinkedIn group, we invite members to play a potentially more proactive role by signing up to the DAG Volunteer Group.

You can learn more about the IFoA's approach to diversity and find the latest content on diversity in the actuarial profession - all supported by the DAG - in the About Us section.


Members of the DAG managing committee:

  • Chika Aghadiuno (chair)
  • Helena Ingram
  • Zoe Burdo
  • Rosalind Rossouw
  • Lloyd Richards
  • Rajinder Poonian

Chika Aghadiuno, DAG chair"As a profession representing members from a multitude of organisations, we are no less impacted than any other individuals and groups in terms of matters relating to representation and inequities. Alongside the IFoA, myself and fellow volunteers of the DAG are working hard to tackle these issues and exploit our skills and understanding of risk and data in the pursuit of progress."

Chika Aghadiuno, DAG chair

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  • Spaces available

    We’ve all heard about the gender pay gap. Sadly, the gap doesn’t just exist with base pay.

    Research carried out by Legal & General in 2021 across the four million members in our Defined Contribution (DC) pensions, found that there’s a gender pension gap too, continuing the divide between men and women.

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    As current global events continue to demonstrate, geopolitical tensions present significant risks to corporates of all sizes. However, these types of risk are often not given the discussion time it needs at the board level or executive committee levels, nor the resources required to anticipate, analyse and mitigate them effectively.

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  • CILA 2022

    23 May 2022 - 24 May 2022

    Spaces available

    We continue to live in a world of global uncertainty. Survival depends on our ability to simultaneously navigate through the diverse root-causes, ranging from: the consequences of Climate Change; transitioning to Net Zero; increased inflationary pressures and supply chain issues; to self-imposed changes in regulatory requirements. CILA 2022 focuses on these challenges to ensure we continue to be informed and remain battle ready, as well as showcasing highlights of recent CMI outputs.

  • Spaces available

    In the spirit of fostering the IFoA’s vibrant, global community and enabling our members to participate, we have decided to hold our AGM virtually again this year. This allows for greater accessibility to this important annual event, and for greater accountability of our organisation.

    The Business of the AGM

  • The IFoA Conference 2022

    133 Liverpool St, London EC3A 7BX and Online
    22 June 2022 - 23 June 2022
    Spaces available

    We’re delighted to welcome you back to our first in-person conference since early 2020, also being delivered virtually in our first-ever hybrid event. The theme of our inaugural two-day conference is ‘Focusing on tomorrow’s actuary’ and will explore the contribution actuarial science is making to some of tomorrow’s biggest issues.