Paul O'Faherty presented his Presidential Address on 22nd September.
Paul chose the theme of “Relevance in a time of change and turmoil” and opened by asking the question, “Through all the economic turmoil in Ireland, it’s certainly worth asking ourselves individually and collectively as actuaries - how relevant have we been in these most difficult of times?”
And he concluded "it is exciting to be an actuary in Ireland in 2011. Our skills and way of looking at the world are now truly mainstream - managing risk is at the core of national and corporate decision making. We do pass the relevance test!"
The full text of Paul's analysis of the current standing of the profession across our fields of interest and the challenges for the Society itself is attached below.
A more condensed version is available here.