January 7, 2014 | version française

IAA Election Results for 2014

Robert L. Brown

The International Actuarial Association (IAA) is pleased to announce that, at its meeting on October 13, 2013 in Singapore, the Council of the IAA elected the following individuals to serve as Officers of the IAA effective January 1, 2014.

President: Professor Robert L. Brown (Canada)
President-Elect: Frederick Rowley (Australia)
Immediate Past President: Kurt Wolfsdorf (Germany)

All terms of office are for one year ending on December 31, 2014.

Prof. Brown’s involvement in the work of the IAA started in 1995 as the Canadian Institute of Actuaries Delegate to the Education Committee. Over the years Rob has also served as Vice-Chair of the Social Security Committee, and eventually as Chair from 2006-2011. In 2010, he was elected as a member of the Executive Committee.  He chaired the Strategic Planning Subcommittee in 2013.

“I wish to thank all of our member association delegates for the confidence you have shown in electing me as the IAA President, a position I am honoured to assume”.

I wish to recognize the efforts of our Immediate Past President, Kurt Wolfsdorf, for having created a sound foundation upon which we can build.  Kurt worked tirelessly for the IAA and handed me a broad agenda of activities.

Given the recent survey review of our current governance structure, the primary focus during my year as President will be to strengthen the governance model of the IAA to make it more efficient and effective.  An important focus of this work will be to adopt a value proposition for our member associations which will allow us to create performance indicators to measure our successes and failures.

My second focus will be to continue the work of my predecessors in intensifying our relationships with relevant supranational organisations. These organisations are reaching out to us for answers and guidance on questions and challenges of mutual concern. We will continue to respond by demonstrating a clear and appropriate strategy based on  our actuarial principles.

I look forward to the enthusiastic support of all my colleagues who are working on a voluntary basis in our numerous committees and sections, as well as from our highly motivated secretariat team, in advancing our goals in respect of our six Strategic Objectives, and in particular Strategic Objective 1: to build and maintain relationships with key supranational organizations and to provide actuarial input to improve the soundness of decisions being made on important issues with a global impact.”

To learn more about the work of the IAA, please contact the Secretariat.