My Presidential Message

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It’s both an honour and pleasure for me to be the President of the Actuaries Institute for 2016.

You have my commitment to lead the profession and serve the interests of the Institute and you, our Members, with diligence and insight. This year I will work on:

  • the standing of the profession – its Relevance, Sustainability and Place in business and society;
  • the quality and relevance of Institute services to Members;
  • leading an effective Council; and
  • engaging with you, our Members, while representing the profession.

I invite you to watch my Presidential Message, where I expand on the points above and also welcome you to provide feedback via

I am looking forward to the year ahead, as we work together to meet the challenges facing our profession. It’s up to each one of us to grasp the opportunities we see, and to be involved in our actuarial community.

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About the author

Lindsay Smartt

Lindsay Smartt is 2016 President of the Actuaries Institute, a Non-Executive Company Director and also consults in risk and strategy. He sits on the Boards of the four Westpac / BT Financial Group insurance subsidiaries and is a member of their Board Audit Committees (chair) and Risk Committees. Lindsay has held various senior executive positions including as Chief Risk Officer, Deputy CFO and a number of Appointed Actuary roles (including one in Hong Kong), having worked in large financial institutions, global reinsurers and consultancies (including his own).

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