Professional Development

St. John's Convention Centre, NL

Diane Girard

Ethical Challenges for Actuarial Professionals
Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 14:00–15:00

Diane Girard has been providing consulting and training services in ethics to organizations from the public, professional, and private sectors since 1997. She has also been a lecturer in business ethics at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management since 2000. 

Ms. Girard holds a PhD in management, focused on middle managers’ ethical decision-making, an MBA, LLM, and a post-graduate degree in applied ethics. She is a member of the Ordre des administrateurs agréés du Québec and of the Ethics Practitioners’ Association of Canada (EPAC). She was also a member of the Québec Bar from 1983 to 2012. 

Ms. Girard is the founder (2011) and past president of the Québec Organizational Ethics Network (RÉOQ), and served on the board of the (EPAC) for several years. She was also the regional coordinator for the province of Québec, for the (EPAC), from 1998 to 2011. She has also contributed to the revision of the code of conduct of professional administrators (Ordre des administrateurs agréés du Québec) and the organization of some of their annual professional development conferences, namely on the topics of ethics and sustainability. 

In addition to numerous publications on the subject of ethics, she headed the Association professionnelle des enseignantes et des enseignants en commerce (APEC) Québec 2010 Study on Organizational Ethics in the public, private, and health sectors

She has recently received the following distinctions in recognition of her work for the development of ethics in organizations: the Prix GA Legault, by the Institute of Applied Ethics of Laval University (2014) and an award by the Réseau des femmes d’affaires du Québec (2012) for her volunteer work in ethics. The Ordre des administrateurs agréés du Québec (2015) has also recognized her contributions with a Recognition distinction award in February 2015.

In this closing keynote presentation, Diane Girard will address the ethical challenges that actuarial professionals face, and the expectations that stakeholders have of them.  Through an interactive and engaging presentation, Diane will show participants how to identify and address these challenges, particularly in a “bottom-line” world. Diane will share her ethical decision-making framework that will serve as a valuable tool for actuarial professionals at all stages of their careers.




Eliot Bauer



Hannover RE
Oliver Wyman


Society of Actuaries