The Institute believes in promoting the profession’s reputation and expertise and developing better business and societal outcomes, by engaging in important public policy debates such as the current Financial System Inquiry.
To explore why actuaries should help develop public policy, the Institute held a half-day Public Policy Forum on Monday 3 November 2014.
Key speakers, Tony Cole AO and Professor Rodney Maddock who have both contributed to public policy development over many decades, shared some of their insights.
Institute CEO David Bell and members Michael Rice, Christine Brownfield and Sophie Dyson also provided briefings on emerging developments in the fields of retirement incomes, home equity release and health insurance.
Actuaries are taking a greater role in shaping the business environment in which they operate – as one actuary said, “It is better to help design plates than trying to glue broken ones back together”.