The President’s Award was set up in 1999 and is given to members of the profession who have, in the opinion of the President, made a particular and special contribution to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.
During my presidential year, there were heighted volunteering in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and an increased focus on thought leadership. My awards reflected these two factors.
Five awards were devoted to the IFoA’s and the profession’s admirable response to the COVID-19 pandemic
- Covid-19 Actuaries Response Group
- Stuart McDonald
- Matthew Edwards
- Nicola Oliver
- Colin Dutkiewicz
Six awards were devoted to recognise efforts in leading, reviving and supporting the IFoA’s and profession’s thought leadership capabilities
- Actuaries for Transformational Change
- Andrew Smith
- Charles Cowling
- Sam Accord
- Nicol Aspinall
- Patrick Poon
Two awards were marked appreciation of a more personal nature
- Jo Jones, a member of staff of the IFoA and
- Gillian Stamp – my sounding board for many years
From next week onwards, I will be blogging on each awardee – the background of the group or the persons involved, and some questions which I will put to them.