International Committee

The International Committee of the Actuaries Institute actively identifies and promotes opportunities for members internationally, represents Australia on the international stage, and contributes to the strategic direction of the Institute.

Members wishing to find out more about the work of this committee can contact the Chair Brendan Counsell.

View the full list of the International Committee Members.

International Actuarial Association (IAA)

Australian actuaries play a strong role in the activities of the International Actuarial Association (IAA), the worldwide association of professional actuarial associations which encourages the development of a global profession.

The IAA’s Forums are to share ideas on specific topics of interest to actuaries to support the advancing of the profession globally.  As at January 2021, three Forums are active – the Pension and Employee Benefits Forum, the Enterprise and Financial Risk Forum and the General Insurance Forum.  It is expected that additional Forums will be established during 2021.

Find the latest news and newsletters and latest Annual Reports from the IAA. 

IAA Sections

There are seven sections of the IAA. These groups all commission, create and share content that may be relevant to Actuaries Institute members. By joining, you're able to connect with actuaries in other countries to help share actuarial knowledge and enhance your professional development opportunities. Read more on the IAA Sections:

  • AFIR-ERM (Actuarial Approach to Financial Risks)
  • ASTIN (Non-Life Insurance)
  • IAAHS (Health)
  • IAALS (Life Insurance)
  • IACA (Consulting)
  • PBSS (Pensions Benefits and Social Security)

Join a section

Watch the 2023 IAA Section Membership video 
Read the 2023 brochure 

A Section membership is open for everyone interested for the very reasonable annual fee of AUD60.00.

Don’t forget that accessing this content can help you meet your CPD requirements!

Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA)

An MRA enables professional qualifications gained in one country, to be mutually recognised in another country, where both parties are signatories to the MRA. The Actuaries Institute currently holds MRAs with the following actuarial associations:

  • Actuarial Society of South Africa (ASSA)
  • Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA)
  • Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS)
  • Institute of Actuaries of India (IAI)
  • Institute of Actuaries of Japan (IAJ)
  • Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA)
  • New Zealand Society of Actuaries (NZSA)
  • Society of Actuaries (SoA)
  • Society of Actuaries in Ireland (SAI)

Find out more about MRAs.


CPD Opportunities

Inside Asia

Kitty Chan (2)
Kitty Chan is the Institute's Asia Liaison Manager and is based in Hong Kong.  Kitty looks after our members in Asia and provides a strong link between Asia-based members, regional actuarial associations and the Institute.

Email Kitty or call on +852 2147 9445.
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