Professional Skills Working Group

Our Professional Skills Working Group (PSWG) works to:

  • develop diverse and stimulating content for both generic and practice specific professionalism CPD
  • embed the Actuaries’ Code and professional and ethical behaviour in the IFoA’s professional skills training

The PSWG consists of volunteers from a diverse membership base and executive staff from the IFoA’s General Counsel and Education Partnerships and Lifelong Learning Team.

The group's full responsibilities are set out in the Professional Skills Working Group terms of reference (400 KB PDF).


The committee’s members are:

  • Peter Heffernan (Chair)
  • Graham Black
  • Sally Calder
  • Richard Chalk
  • Jane Hamilton
  • Ekta Mehta
  • Sonal Shah
  • Ben Stroud
  • Neil Walton

The work of the PSWG is supported by a wider pool of professional volunteers who facilitate events and present online.

View the members’ biographies (250 KB PDF)

Executive team

The executive team is made up of:

  • Fiona Goddard, Interim Head of Regulatory Policy
  • Mairi MacIntyre, Interim Professional Skills Manager
  • Victoria Campbell, General Counsel Co-ordinator

Meeting minutes

The PSWG (formerly PSSC) meets on an ad-hoc basis. Once approved, the redacted minutes of meetings are published to ensure that content in development remains confidential.

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Feedback reports

These reports provide an overview of the roll-out of professional skills content and events over the last few CPD years. 

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For further information please contact the Professional Skills team.