Council is the body that governs and controls the IFoA and its affairs. It discharges this responsibility by determining the vision for the IFoA and the actuarial profession, while delegating the overall leadership of the IFoA to the IFoA Board who hold the Executive to account for strategic and operational delivery. With appropriate oversight from Council, the IFoA Board is responsible for running the affairs of the IFoA, in accordance with the vision set by Council.

Established under our Royal Charter, Council both reserves to itself and delegates to the IFoA Board, our Boards, and Committees, and the Chief Executive certain powers.

The role, responsibilities, and procedural rules applying to the business of Council – and the powers which it delegates to others – are set out in the IFoA’s Constitution.

Download our Royal Charter (868 KB PDF)

The approved minutes for past Council meetings can be found below. James Harrigan is the Secretary to Council.

View a full list of your current Council members.


Members of the IFoA are encouraged to contact the President with any views, comments, or questions

You can do this by emailing Please note that emails to this address will be seen by the President as well as by members of the IFoA executive team.

The President may, as they consider appropriate, share views, comments or questions received from members with Council.

Please note: emails relating to the disciplinary scheme, which operates independently of Council, should be addressed instead to


Latest news from Council

The latest news from your Council is published in The Actuary following each Council meeting.


Approved minutes for past Council meetings