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Quality Assurance Scheme Sub-Committee

The Quality Assurance Scheme Sub-Committee is responsible for the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ Quality Assurance Scheme accreditations.

The QAS Sub-Committee acts on behalf of the Regulation Board to determine applications for QAS accreditation and to monitor those accreditations once awarded.  The full responsibilities of the QAS Sub-Committee are set out in the Terms of Reference.

QAS Sub-Committee members include lay people and a balanced representation of volunteers’ member from different industries and countries where the QAS operates.  Please see more information in the QAS Committee Member Biographies.

The purpose of the QAS Sub-Committee is to:

  • Review and approve QAS applications
  • Review and note Annual Return applications
  • Review and approve Senior Quality Assurance Representative (SQAR) nominations

The QAS Sub-Committee meets quarterly and has a lay Chair.

Sub-Committee members include lay people and a balanced representation of member volunteers from different practice areas.

Members:

  • Victor Olowe, Lay Chair
  • Iain McGrory, Lay Member
  • Helen Brown, Lay Member
  • Alison Carr, Lay Member
  • Chan Tze Leong
  • Douglas Green
  • Ruth Thomas
  • Alison Carr

Executive:

  • Katie Wood, Quality Assurance Scheme Manager
  • Emma Gilpin, Head of Regulatory Policy
  • Ben Kemp, Director, General Counsel

The QAS Sub-Committee meets quarterly with a follow-up conference call to finalise any decisions.  The next scheduled quarterly meetings are:

  • 25 March 2021 
  • 16 June 2021
  • 23 September 2021
  • 06 December 2021

 

APS QA1 professional standard and QAS Handbook

Contact Details

Quality Assurance Scheme

qas@actuaries.org.uk

QAS Team, Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, Level 2 Exchange Crescent, 7 Conference Square, Edinburgh, EH3 8RA

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  • 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

    Online
    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

    Online
    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?