The Actuaries Institute is pleased to announce Laura Dixie (Manager at Taylor Fry) as the winner of this year’s Young Actuaries' Public Policy Essay Competition.
The topic for this year’s essay asked entrants to explain how the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated the value of actuarial thinking. The judging panel, consisting of Institute President Jefferson Gibbs, CEO Elayne Grace, and Convenor of the Public Policy Council Committee, Anthony Lowe, looked for evidence of lessons learnt, future implications and responses from the actuarial profession in a 4,000-word essay focusing on public policy issues.
Laura’s essay demonstrated a strong understanding how public policy generally describes the intersection of legal, regulatory and/or political action that is taken to tackle problems affecting society and the many ways in which actuaries can be involved in such work.
The judging panel also highly commended Samantha Chew (BUPA), Georgia Knowles (PwC) and James Pyne (EY) for the insights outlined in their entries.
More information, including the criteria for this year’s competition, can be found here.
The next Young Actuaries’ Public Policy Essay Competition will be announced late in 2022.