There was a strong message at the Forum about the need to avoid being reactive to the next event to come along. The Forum included a wealth of thought-provoking content to help prepare risk professionals with the knowledge, skills, and competencies for today and the future, and to help retain and attract the ‘right’ talent.
Airmic is focused on delivering our Purpose: To champion the strategic and societal value of risk management and insurance in a changing world.
We heard about “how it used to be”, for the risk profession and how this is changing with time, care, and by design, to become open to breaking down barriers to current and future opportunities.
Nowhere is this clearer than on the topic of the talent pool. The pool of talent today will determine the future pool a generation from now. Previously, societal barriers have placed some major constraints on the talent pool – to the detriment of all concerned.
For example, in a recent BBC radio interview, astronaut Tim Peake, a former helicopter gunship pilot, remarked that after the Russian astronaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in 1963 to travel into space, it was 20 years before the next female astronaut followed her. It was only when the talent pool for astronauts changed and there were more women flying in complex roles, that the number of women going into space increased.
Enjoy this issue, have a restful Holiday, and we look forward to seeing you in 2024.