Becoming a Council member

Nominations for Council are now open.

Elections to the Council of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) are held annually. The future of the IFoA depends on you – your input is crucial.

The IFoA has been at the heart of our profession for 175 years. We are proud of our heritage which provides strong foundations for our growing global membership. The organisation is currently undergoing a period of substantial change after approving governance reforms late last year, aimed at strengthening the IFoA’s resilience, efficiency, and agility.

Council sets the vision for the IFoA and as part of the reforms, is now engaging with members on a listening exercise to gather views on Council’s future roles and responsibilities.

This is your opportunity to step into a prestigious role as a member of the IFoA Council as it resets its course for the future to better navigate a rapidly changing world. You will be serving your peers, supporting standards in the profession, and making a real impact in our shared global community.

Nominations for the next Council elections are now open. The process for 2024 will run from Wednesday 8 May to Monday 22 July.


How do I become a Council member?

Nominations for seats on Council are encouraged from all Associates and Fellows of the IFoA. We have a strong commitment to diversity and being representative of our vibrant global community, and welcome nominations from members based anywhere in the world.

The annual Council election is your chance to play a truly leading role in the development of the actuarial profession.

As a Council member you will:

  • have the opportunity to contribute to the development of Council’s vision for the IFoA and the wider actuarial profession, and to the future of Council itself under the reformed governance arrangements that were implemented earlier this year
  • ensure that the IFoA continues to deliver a premium service to our members and a qualification that is valued by employers, educators, and governments worldwide
  • influence key decisions and expand the actuarial profession, helping us be the voice of actuaries everywhere
  • benefit from a role that is fulfilling, fascinating, and challenging
  • contribute your experience, perspective, and knowledge to support others and safeguard the profession
  • help us work for the public interest, uphold the reputation of the profession as a thought leader, and ‘do good’ on behalf of our members.

The deadline for submitting your nomination for the 2024 elections is noon BST on Wednesday 5 June 2024.

To find out more about what being a member of Council involves and what we expect of our Council members, please visit our dedicated nominations website. You will find the formal task and person specification for Council members, as well as full information about the nominations and election process.


How do I vote in the IFoA elections?

All Fellows, Honorary Fellows, and Associates of the IFoA are eligible to vote in the Council elections. Those members will receive an email from Civica Election Services, containing a unique link to the IFoA’s election website through which you can cast your vote(s).

Voting in the 2024 elections will begin on Wednesday 19 June, and votes must be received by 12:00 BST on Monday 22 July. The result of the elections will be announced at the IFoA’s Annual General Meeting on 24 July 2024. 


Any questions?

More information on standing for election to Council, voting in Council elections, and the relevance and implications of the 2 constituencies (General and Scottish) that Council is comprised of, can be found in Q&A: Council Elections, Constituencies, Nominations, and Voting (PDF, 70 KB).

If you have any questions, please contact the IFoA’s Corporate Secretary James Harrigan at