Elliot Hughes, Manager, Public Affairs Leaves CIA for Federal Post


In early December, Elliot Hughes, CIA manager of public affairs, announced that he was leaving the Institute to take on the role of policy advisor to the federal Minister of Finance, the Honourable Bill Morneau, PC, MP.

Over the past year, Elliot worked with many CIA volunteers and leaders to help move the yardsticks on the Institute’s strategic goal of "being recognized by the Canadian public as the leading contributor to dialogue, analysis, and solutions in all areas related to understanding and quantification of future financial contingencies and risks."

He did this in a unique and determined way with the Pension Advisory Committee, the Public Policy Committee, the Health Committee, and with the CIA Board and leadership. Elliot produced excellent work on public positions, the Institute’s Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) engagement, handling the media, and leading the team that produced the impression audit report for the Board. This qualitative research was designed to help leadership understand the current profile and impact of the Institute and actuaries on government and business stakeholders, and explored public policy/issues engagement for the profession in the future.

His colleagues and volunteers are sad to see him go, but wish him the very best in his challenging new role.

Canadian Institute of Actuaries/Institut canadien des actuaires