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Practising Certificates Committee

The Practising Certificates Committee (PCC) is responsible for considering Practising Certificate (PC) applications and administering the PC Scheme.

The overall purpose of the PCC is:

  • to consider and advise the Regulation Board on matters in relation to practising certificates;
  • to implement agreed measures arising from any review of the PC Scheme;
  • to administer and communicate the PC Scheme according to its objectives.

The full responsibilities of the PCC are set out in the Terms of Reference.

PCC Members

PCC members include volunteer members from the relevant practice areas relating to the different types of Practising Certificates.  Members of the PCC are set out below organised by the panel(s) that they represent.


Karen Butroid FIA

Lay member

Marcia Cantor-Grable

Pensions Panel                                                     

  • Mofozul Ali FIA                                                   
  • Chris Green FIA                                                     
  • Paul Hubbold FIA                                                   
  • George Pumffrey FIA                                             
  • Mike Shimwell FIA                                                 
  • Edwin Sheaf FIA     
  • Elaine Stevenson FFA 
  • Iain Turri FIA                  

Lloyd's Panel

  • Alex Lee FIA
  • Ben Gilman FIA
  • Parth Patel FIA
  • Emma Stewart FIA
  • David Simmons FIA
  • Samantha Tanner FIA

Life Panel   

  • Iain Baker FFA   
  • Andrew JM Chamberlain FIA 
  • James Crispin FFA   
  • Nick C Dexter FIA 
  • Louise Eldred FIA

Non-Life panel

  • Veekash Badal FIA
  • Iain Baker FFA
  • Ian Burningham FIA
  • Ben Gilman FIA
  • Parth Patel FIA
  • Samantha Tanner FIA


  • Stephanie Snowden, Secretary to the PCC
  • Emma Gilpin, Head of Regulatory Policy
  • Ben Kemp, Director, General Counsel

The membership of the PCC has been disclosed for information and transparency purposes only.  Members should contact the Secretary of the PCC with any PC queries and should not approach individual members of the PCC. This is important for the impartiality of the PCC and to maintain our Conflicts of Interest Policy.

Meeting information

The PCC meets twice per year, with the latest meeting being held on 04 May 2021. The agenda and minutes from previous meetings can be found below. Minutes are redacted as and when the PCC considers it appropriate to do so.

PCC Annual Report

The PCC produces a Report to Members annually and PC applicants are encouraged to read the Reports before submitting an application.

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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

    The role of actuaries within the health sector varies considerably from one country to another, due to differences in the local evolution of health systems and the funding models for health services. 

  • 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.

  • The Many Faces of Bias

    2 December 2021

    Spaces available

    This webinar looks at the many types of biases, both conscious and unconscious and the impacts they can have in the workplace.  Raising our own awareness and understanding of the issues can help us avoid the pitfalls of unconscious bias in particular.  We’ve all heard the phrase ‘office banter’ but are we sure that’s how those on the receiving end perceive it and is it ok to go along with it?