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President's Column

Actuaries Institute 2017 President Jenny Lyon outlines her career journey and passion for people in the profession as well as key priority areas for her year as President.

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A Story about ‘Mad Dog’ - People vs Mission

CEO David Bell reflects on the leadership qualities of Trump's new US Defense Secretary, General James 'Mad Dog' Mattis.

David Morrison, 2016 Australian of the Year on ‘Empowering Leadership’

[VIDEO] In anticipation of the 2017 CPD Tour, we interviewed General David Morrison AO, 2016 Australian of the Year, who shared his thoughts about leadership and the key themes for the tour.

Renaissance of the Effective Professional

Tim Gorst, Senior Manager at the NAB, tells us about the increasing focus on risk culture in financial services and how the effective professional contributes to a strong risk culture.

Actuary's book launches flexible work discussion

Director, actuary, former General Manager of Strategy at Colonial First State/Commonwealth Bank and mother of three, Nicolette Rubinsztein, today launched her first book 'Not Guilty'; a practical guide for 'career mums' who want to better balance professional life and motherhood.

Optimising a diverse team

Sometimes, the biggest challenge in management is learning how to lead according to the make up of your new team. Jan Swinhoe writes about her personal experience and shares tips on how to optimise a new team of highly diverse members.

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Book Review: Not Guilty by Nicolette Rubinsztein

Jennifer Lang reviews actuary Nicolette Rubinsztein's new book 'Not Guilty' which applies the McKinsey 7-S Framework to the life of a career mum.

Making Change for the Better

James Fitzpatrick, Chief Customer Officer for AMP’s SMSF business - SuperConcepts, spoke at a recent Leadership Forum of the importance of self-awareness; reflection; caring about your team, and approaching problems from different perspectives. Jenny Lyon and Sara Lee report.

Sarah Johnson "humbled" to be awarded Actuary of the Year 2016

Sarah Johnson, Scheme Actuary of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), has been named 2016 Actuary of the Year in recognition of her innovative and pioneering social reform work.

Inspired volunteering – A Jedi’s code

Stephanie Quine talks with the new Committee and Volunteer Manager at the Actuaries Institute, Lily Meszaros; former Star Wars actor and Rwandan national, about her mission to better support the vital work of volunteers.

Friendworking

Bill Konstantinidis from the Institute's Leadership and Career Development Committee discusses how important it is to keep in touch with your professional network. He also shares his personal experience of 'friendworking' and the benefits to his career.

Master trainer in 'Deception Detection' to address ERM2016

Organisational psychologist and master trainer in Deception Detection Skills, Alan Hudson, will present strategies for better enterprise risk management (ERM), alongside a host of decorated speakers at the ERM Seminar in Sydney in 20 September.

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Appointed or C-Suite?

Institute President Lindsay Smartt shares some thoughts on the current review of the Appointed Actuary role.

"Perfectionism is our biggest weakness" Ian Pollard tells Leadership Seminar

[VIDEO]: One of our greatest collective weaknesses is a strive for perfectionism and imposing that on others, pioneering actuary and Rhodes Scholar Ian Pollard told delegates at the Institute's Leadership Development Seminar on Monday (8 August).

Inspiring new generations of leaders

Chris Scheuber shares practical insights from the 2016 Actuaries Institute Leadership Development Seminar.

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9 things I learned after becoming an actuary

Actuaries Digital Editor Kirsten Flynn reflects on nine things she’s discovered since starting her actuarial career.

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Citius, Altius, Fortius: How can actuaries reinvent themselves?

With the Rio Olympics around the corner, the Olympic motto “Citius, Altius, Fortius” (Faster, Higher, Stronger) offers a topical yet trenchant inspiration as to how actuaries should be critically examining their roles, careers, and potential. Marc Mer, Magnolia Aspiras, and Kaise Stephan consider this, especially in light of the APRA consultation paper on the role of Appointed Actuaries.

Actuaries as Entrepreneurs – Have you got what it takes?

Are you radical? Visionary? A risk-taker? Then the common perception is you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur. But is there more in the make-up of an entrepreneur than just these characteristics, and can they be learnt or must you be born with them?

2016 Actuary of the Year - nominations open

Recognising and celebrating the achievements and contributions of one of our Members is an ideal opportunity to promote the value which actuaries can add.

Permission to fail is key to success - an interview with Hollard CEO Richard Enthoven

[VIDEO]: An aggressive risk appetite and “allowing people to fail” has been key to CEO Richard Enthoven’s success. Here, he reflects on Hollard’s appetite for innovation and why actuaries will 'have a field day' in the next ‘blockbuster’ moment coming for the insurance industry.

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