Young Actuaries Advisory Board

The Actuaries Institute continues to promote greater diversity and inclusion. One of the ways this can be achieved is through the Young Actuaries Advisory Board (YAAB) - a forum for Council to hear from young members directly. 

This structured young members' body will also allow collaboration between members located in different states and overseas, thus increasing engagement amongst younger members both local and abroad.

Thank you to the members who submitted an expression of interest in joining the YAAB. The level of interest in being involved, and the calibre of younger members who expressed interest was outstanding.

The Presidential Committee also decided that, for this year only, the leader of the YAAB would be appointed rather than elected, so that the board can be functional as soon as possible.

Your new YAAB members are:


Queenie Chow (President) 
Jeffrey Chan (YAP President Asia) 
Harrison Gee (YAP President VIC) 
Tim Lam (YAP President NSW) 
Michelle Ng 
Jasmine Nguyen (YAP President QLD) 
Mark Samuels 
Garvin Tso 
Joyce Wang 
Tim Yip 
 
 

Young members are defined as members who are less than 35 years or have less than 15 years’ experience in the profession.

A message from President Hoa Bui on the Young Actuaries Advisory Board (YAAB)  

 



Virtual Information Session

Presentation

 

Background

The Actuaries Institute and Council continue to encourage greater diversity and inclusion for professional and institute matters, this should include more representation by young members in the work that is performed by the profession. Young members should take the lead in promoting this greater involvement of young members.

The Young Actuaries Advisory Board is a forum for young members to advocate within council. The YAAB’s aim is to:

  • Assist young members access the Institute through more targeted communication with young members
  • Acts as the voice of the young members in the profession and advise Council on matters relating to young members
  • Assist the Institute with its education and CPD strategy
  • Assist the Institute in promoting the actuarial career to potential new entrants to the profession

A structured young member’s body will also allow collaboration between members located in different states and overseas, thus increasing engagement amongst younger members both local and abroad.

In the next year the YAAB will:

  • Fill its volunteer positions
  • Develop and recommend a communications strategy aimed at young members
  • Act as a sounding board to assist the Institute, Council and relevant committees in understanding the opinions, concerns and issues regarding young members, including education matters
  • Coordinate the state based Young Actuaries Program and annual Young Actuaries Conference
  • Develop a detailed strategy for future years.