Start time: 12.30 pm

End time: 1.30 pm

Online: zoom

Webinar: Volunteering – why do it and what to look out for

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The Member Engagement Committee will chair a panel discussion where we hear from a diverse panel on their experiences, volunteering.

The SAI relies heavily on the voluntary efforts of its members, serving on Committees and Working Groups etc, but this webinar also offers pointers to members who may be interested in volunteering outside the Society, whether for charities or in other contexts. We will discuss the professional considerations that may arise as a result of such voluntary activities. A short presentation from Volunteer Ireland will be followed by a panel discussion covering personal experiences of volunteering and professional implications.

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Biographical details

Vicki O'Connell

Vicki is the Learning and Capacity Building Officer with Volunteer Ireland. Her main role is to enable volunteer involving organisations to develop capacity to support their volunteers through training and tools such as the volunteer impact assessment.

Vicki’s professional background is mainly with Not-for-Profit organisations where she has worked closely with volunteers and has extensive training experience. She has also worked with Meath Volunteer Centre.

She is passionate about volunteering and increasing the accessibility of volunteering for the whole community. She has volunteered in a variety of roles over the last 20 years and is currently enjoying her time as a support line volunteer with Aware and loves the odd bit of beach cleaning.

Roz Briggs

Roz is a Fellow of the Society having qualified in 1990. She has worked as a pensions consultant for her entire career, mainly with Mercer where she was employed up to 2021 and where she held several senior positions with the firm. Outside of her day job she has held roles with committees of IAPF and Society of Actuaries and she served a term as the Society's representative on the Pensions Board from 2005. Beyond her professional career she has some experience of volunteering including for NALA (the national adult literacy association) and as a listening volunteer for the Samaritans.

Fiona O’Mahony

Fiona - a pensions and investment actuary for many years - is currently taking time to be at home with her children and pursue a counselling degree. She has been volunteering with ISPCC’s Childline for over 3 years.

Patrick Kelly

Patrick is an actuary who is currently working on the actuarial implementation of IFRS17 at SCOR in Dublin.

He has been involved with the Society of Actuaries Leaving Certificate Maths Tutorials for several years, initially as a support tutor and later as a member of the leadership committee.

Patrick has chaired the committee since 2019.

Terence O'Rourke

Terence was appointed Chairman of Enterprise Ireland in August 2013 and of the ESB in November 2020 and was previously Managing Partner of KPMG Ireland until his retirement from the firm in April 2013.  He is also a director of Hibernia REIT plc, the Irish Times Limited and chairman of Kinsale Capital Management.

Terence also has a number of roles with educational, Not for Profit and voluntary organisations – starting with St V de P in secondary school. He is chair of the Irish Management Institute since 2017 and of Dublin City’s Hugh Lane Gallery. He is also currently Chairman of Enactus Ireland, and a member of the boards of the Institute of International & European Affairs, The Children’s Health Foundation, and the Irish Film Institute.  He also chairs the Committee on Professional Conduct of the Society of Actuaries in Ireland.

Terence is a Fellow, and was President in 2004/05, of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.

Event Type
Web session
Vicki O'Connell, Patrick Kelly, Terence O'Rourke, Roz Briggs, Fiona O’Mahony, Nuala Crimmins, and Mike Frazer