The Presidential Address relates events which occurred during significant years in the life of the President with matters relevant to the Institute, past, present and still to come, and with what was written by previous Presidents. It considers actuarial education, and specially its links with universities, and then comments on the President's career as a life actuary.
The role of the Appointed Actuary is discussed, and also what an actuary is and does. The international actuarial perspective is covered through a description of the Groupe Consultatif and of the President's other international involvement, especially with Africa. Other subjects covered include with-profits contracts, the dispersion of actuaries throughout England and Wales, the role of the actuary in today's changing world, the relationship between the Institute and the Faculty, and the role of the President. Finally, the President looks forward to what actuaries might be and do in the future.