Concurrent Speakers

Ning An_Concurrent Speaker

Ning An

Ning is an actuary within EY's General Insurance practice, with over eight years of experience across corporate insurer and consulting. Ning has focused her career on accident compensation schemes, with extensive reserving expertise in Workers' Compensation and CTP. Ning is passionate about the power of the insurance sector and how to better it for the whole community.  

 MA3 Mark Arnott
Mark has been at WorkSafe for almost seven years and is currently the Chief Actuary.  In his role he is involved in many different aspects of scheme management focusing on liability management, financial projections, premium setting and legislative and policy costings.

Prior to joining WorkSafe Mark spent almost 20 years working as a consultant in the general insurance industry, specialising in Workers’ compensation liability valuations and financial modelling.

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Francis Beens

Francis is an actuary at Finity Consulting with 16 years’ experience in general insurance and injury schemes.  He has advised insurers and schemes in NSW, SA, and Queensland on both workers compensation and CTP insurance.  Francis is also a member of the GIPC Injury and Disability Scheme working group, as well as dabbling in IFRS 17.

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Patrick Bent

Patrick Bent is a Director in the Analytics, Data and Actuarial team at the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). He currently heads the Investment Effectiveness Program which investigates the causal link between NDIS funding and participant outcomes. He has previous experience leading policy and data analytics projects in consulting and for the ACT Government. 

Richard Brookes_Concurrent Speaker  Richard Brookes

Richard is an actuary with over 25 years’ experience in accident insurance and insurance pricing. He has been the primary actuarial adviser to two Australian injury schemes and has provided extensive peer review and other advice to various others. Richard established Taylor Fry’s corporate analytics practice and specialises in projects relating to data mining, advanced analytics and other sophisticated statistical modelling. He has led Taylor Fry's teams providing personal lines pricing advice to Suncorp and loyalty program financial modelling for Qantas. 
petrina-casey (1)  Dr Petrina Casey

Dr Casey is currently the Executive Director at SIRA responsible for scheme design and regulation of the motor accident insurance scheme and delivery of value-based healthcare program and health provider regulation in the NSW personal injury schemes. 
Since joining SIRA in 2015, Petrina has led teams across the three insurance schemes: workers compensation, home building, motor accidents and led the development of a value-based healthcare framework in personal injury schemes. Dr Casey holds a Master of Public Health and a Doctor of Philosophy from Sydney University Faculty of Medicine. Her research focused on the intersection between health, legal, and claims outcomes in Australia's personal injury compensation policy. 
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Brianna Cattanach

Brianna is the National Manager of Mental Health Strategy and Delivery at Allianz, sitting across workers' compensation, TPC and other personal injury lines. She brings specialty to this space as a registered Senior Occupational Therapist with additional psychology qualifications, specialising in behavioural neuroscience. 

Brianna’s career commenced working in direct mental health service provision before transitioning to occupational rehabilitation focusing on complex psychological injuries and claims management. As her passion for injury prevention grew, Brianna took on consultancy-based roles exposing her to a wide range of industries and challenges where she led teams and projects across organisational development, people management and leadership, peer support and psychosocial safety.  

In her current senior leadership role at Allianz, Brianna is responsible for shaping and supporting internal capability, client value proposition and claims and rehabilitation management strategies for mental injuries and psychosocial risks. Brianna’s role focuses on driving the programs and initiatives that lead to safer workplaces, better return to work and recovery outcomes and innovative practices across the personal injury industry.

In addition to her work with Allianz, Brianna is an active advocate for the role of Occupational Therapists in the mental health and occupational rehabilitation space and supports the profession through her involvement as a key committee member and special interest group conveyor with OT Australia and by providing sessional academic work and lecturing to Swinburne and La Trobe University, where she is also on the Academic Advisory Committee.

Betty Chan_Concurrent Speaker

Betty Chan

Betty has over 15 years’ experience in providing actuarial advice, has a deep knowledge of redress schemes and is the author of several actuarial papers on the subject.

Chris Chen_Concurrent Speaker

Chris Chen

Chris is a manager in PwC Canada's Actuarial Services, providing consulting and audit support for provincial insurers and private insurers across Canada. Prior to his move to Canada, Chris was based out of Melbourne Australia, providing actuarial consulting services across various accident compensation schemes, including the Transport Accident Commission, the Department of Veteran Affairs, and WorkSafe Victoria. Chris is excited to share his mix of Canadian and Australia experience to bring insights and diverse perspectives relevant for our injury schemes.   

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Alex Collie

Professor Collie is Director of the Healthy Working Lives Research Group and the Division of Health Systems, Services and Policy in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University. He is also President of the Scientific Committee on Work Disability Prevention for the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH), the peak global scientific body for work and health research; Chair of the Living Labs program for the Australian National Centre for Healthy Ageing; and a member of the Australian Research Council College of Experts. He is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow (2020 to 2024) and a Churchill Fellow.

Professor Collie is an applied public health and social policy researcher and educator. His research focuses on work disability, defined as the reduction in ability to participate in employment arising from injury, illness or disease. His leads a multidisciplinary, mixed methods research program set in Australian and international work disability benefit systems such as workers’ compensation and disability insurance. He aims to prevent work disability and its adverse consequences, to improve the health of workers and labour force productivity.  He uses epidemiological, qualitative and comparative policy methods to (1) examine the prevalence and burden of work disability on workers and their families, employers, healthcare systems and communities; (2) identify policy settings that adversely impact people with work disability; and (3) design and evaluate policy and practice interventions to prevent work disability. He is also course convenor for the Monash/PIEF Graduate Diploma in Personal Injury Management.

 AC 2019 Andrew Currie 
Andrew Currie is the Head of Pricing and Data Analytics (affectionately known as the Panda team) at WorkCover Queensland.

In his current role he manages a growing team, that undertakes a range of data and analytics activities ranging from actuarial to data science, including premium setting and design, predictive model design and the implementation. and the delivery of insights to key stakeholders.

Through his leadership the team gives advice on and delivers analytics and insights that are relevant to achieving the company’s vision  “To be the best workers’’ compensation. insurer and make a positive difference to people’s lives”

Aaron Cutter
Aaron Cutter

Aaron Cutter was a physicist and is now an actuary and Principal at Finity experienced in general insurance and accident compensation. Aaron worked on COVID-19 transmission modelling for the New Zealand Government and three Australian state governments over the period 2021 to 2023.  He is a strong believer in the power of data and a multidisciplinary approach to solving problems of strategic importance to the health, injury and disability sectors.
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Catherine Day 

Catherine Day is a senior Leader with the State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA). She’s held senior public sector personal injury and disability roles in State and Commonwealth Government agencies since 1995 and is currently the Director of Employer Supervision and Return to Work. Catherine holds a Bachelor of Social Science and Masters of Rehabilitation Counselling.  She has over 20 years’ experience working within the Personal Injury industry as a practitioner and in policy design and regulatory spheres.

Catherine has led teams:

  • Designing regulatory frameworks and tools including; approval models for workplace rehabilitation and allied health, guidelines for employers, insurers and health and medical practitioners.
  • Designing SIRA’s Recover through Work strategy and measurement framework.
  • Creating return to work initiatives, programs and tools to promote timely and safe work options for workers and their employers.
  • Producing insurer case management principles and performance/evaluation framework.
  • Most recently established a dedicated SIRA inspectorate, focused on improving worker recovery and return to work outcomes through building employer compliance and, when necessary, enforcement action.
 NdS Natasha De Souza
Natasha is a general insurance actuary who has worked in the industry for over 30 years. She is a Director at EY specialising in accident compensation, with a current focus on workers compensation scheme regulation. Natasha is keen to make a difference in this area through applying actuarial expertise to a broader regulatory and legislative context.
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Janine Dixon

Associate Professor Janine Dixon is an economist at the Centre of Policy Studies (CoPS) at Victoria University, working with large scale models of the Australian economy. Janine has modelled many contemporary issues in the Australian economy including childcare and labour market participation, company tax reform, and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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With more than 25 years’ actuarial experience in insurance, Paul leads the Injury Schemes practice of Taylor Fry, covering motor accident injury insurance, lifetime care and support and workers compensation. He has held senior roles in both corporate and consulting. Joining Taylor Fry in 2009, Paul advises insurers, self-insurers and government scheme regulators.

 index_eis  Adam Elshaug

 Adam Elshaug, B.A., B.Sc. (Hons), M.P.H., Ph.D., is a researcher and policy advisor who works closely with healthcare payers across 15 jurisdictions to design and implement reforms to reduce waste and optimise heath care safety and value, including the design and evaluation of alternative care and payment models.

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Ash Evans

Ash is an actuary and analytics expert with 18 years’ experience in Australia and New Zealand, guiding evidence-based decisions in the health sector, and for injury and disability schemes. He collaborates with public and corporate organisations, performing long-term liability, premium and funding forecasts. This includes individual pathway modelling and public health funding models to inform initiatives.

Ash tailors his advice by partnering with clients in public health, the not-for-profit sector, workers compensation insurance and compulsory third party insurance.

Ash helped a major injury scheme navigate the rising prevalence of psychological injury claims by initiating early, open dialogue, monitoring performance and evaluating interventions. His advice is responsive, pragmatic and attuned to emerging risks and trends.

Ash formerly lectured in financial mathematics at Melbourne University, where he completed his PhD.

Sally Galbraith

Sally Galbraith is a Director in the Analytics, Data and Actuarial team at the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). Since joining the NDIA in March 2014, she has had a major role in helping to develop and implement an outcomes framework for the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Prior to joining the NDIA, Sally worked in the Health Team at PwC, and for 10 years before that was a Senior Lecturer in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at UNSW. She also has extensive prior experience as an actuarial consultant in the general insurance area, at Taylor Fry and Tillinghast. Sally is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia and has a PhD in biostatistics from the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre at the University of Sydney.

Genevieve Grant_Concurrent Speaker

Genevieve Grant

Associate Professor Genevieve Grant is Director of the Australian Centre for Justice Innovation in the Law Faculty at Monash University. She is co-author of Luntz & Hambly's Torts: Cases, Legislation and Commentary (LexisNexis, 9th ed, 2021) and Victorian Statutory Compensation Systems (LexisNexis, 2021, with Jason Taliadoros).

Genevieve's research investigates justice system performance, including the design and operation of dispute resolution, civil justice and injury compensation systems. She has experience investigating the perspectives of dispute system stakeholders and users (including compensation claimants, lawyers, consumers of legal services, medical examiners and administrative decision-makers). Genevieve is a member of the Consumer Panel of the Victorian Legal Services Board and teaches Litigation and Dispute Resolution and Legal Ethics at Monash. 

David Grant_Concurrent Speaker

David Grant

David is Director, Health Policy, Prevention and Supervision at the
NSW State Insurance Regulatory Authority. 

He is a Health and Human Services Executive who has led and developed multi-professional teams and services in the public and not-for-profit sectors to improve outcomes and user experience. David is results driven and enjoy coaching and empowering individuals and teams to inspire a healthy culture that enables people to fulfil their potential and deliver improved efficiencies and outcomes.

A passionate advocate for human services system reform, improving access to services and enhancing outcomes for vulnerable and at risk members of our society, more recently commissioning mental health and suicide prevention stepped care services for the Commonwealth Department of Health and leading state-wide evidenced based child protection services across New South Wales.

Rick Howe_Concurrent Speaker

Rick Howe

Rick Howe is a senior financial services executive with a strong track record of leadership in insurance and the public sector.

Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive at the LSA, Rick was Deputy Chief Executive at the Insurance Commission of Western Australia since 2015, where he was responsible for the operations of the Motor Injury Insurance scheme as well as the Government Insurance arrangements for the State. In particular, he led the introduction of the WA Catastrophic Injuries Support scheme, which was established in July 2016.

His previous experience includes senior executive roles within two of Australia’s biggest banks, as Chief Manager, Distribution at Westpac General Insurance and as General Manager, Insurance at ANZ.

Rick holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from University College London and a Diploma of Financial Planning from RMIT.

As Chief Executive, Rick is responsible for the leadership of the LSA and the implementation of the organisation’s strategic plans as agreed with the Board.

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Tim Jeffrey

Tim Jeffrey is a Senior Consultant at Finity with over ten years’ experience in general insurance. Over this time, he has worked on a wide variety of accident compensation projects across government schemes, private insurers and self-insurers, covering advice on reserving, pricing, capital modelling and reform costing.

Sinead Keane_Concurrent Speaker

Sinéad Keane

Sinéad is a qualified actuary working in Finity’s climate practice. Sinead has a strong background in quantifying the financial and capital impacts of natural catastrophe risk. Sinead has supported clients in the assessment of climate physical risk, in particular, using Finity’s proprietary peril and climate models to estimate the postcode-level impacts of future climate scenarios. Recently she has been worked on the impact of transition on workers compensation schemes.

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Anton Kryltsov

Bachelor of Actuarial Studies, FIAA

Anton joined Finity as a consultant in 2022 with over 5 years’ experience advising accident compensation schemes across Australia. Prior to joining Finity Anton was a manager in PwC’s actuarial practice. 

Anton has spent the majority of his career working specifically with Motor Accident Lifetime Care schemes. Anton has been involved in providing actuarial advice to various schemes across the country, including the NSW Lifetime Care and CTP Care schemes, the Victorian TAC, the NT MAC scheme, and the South Australian Lifetime Support scheme. He loves this space primarily because it brings together analytical thinking and the ability to make positive social impacts.

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Tyson Lamarra

Tyson is an Associate of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia and is an actuarial analyst at the Australian Government Actuary. Tyson has worked across areas such as military compensation, disability insurance, medical indemnity insurance and lenders mortgage insurance. He also has prior experience in both reinsurance pricing and valuation. Prior to joining the AGA, Tyson completed a Bachelor of Actuarial Studies with first class honours at the Australian National University. His research focused on the application of housing wealth in funding retirement and aged care provision.

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Ivan Lebedev is a Director of Analytics and Performance at the CTP Regulator. He was heavily involved in setting up the competition model for the privately underwritten SA CTP Scheme. His present focus is primarily on CTP insurer compliance and claims performance. Prior to joining the Regulator, Ivan was an internal actuary at ReturnToWorkSA. Ivan’s main interest is making things work (or work better) through policy, technology and good design.

Kelly Lee_Concurrent Speaker

Kelly Lee

Kelly is currently a Senior Actuarial Consultant at WorkSafe Victoria, providing internal consultancy support to the scheme. 

Kelly started her career as an actuarial analyst in workers' compensation at Return to Work South Australia. She then worked as a Senior Manager at PwC, specialising in working with accident compensation schemes and government insurance authorities for 10 years. 

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Celia Man

Celia is a Director of SIRA’s Premium and Markets directorate, with a remit across all schemes regulated by SIRA. She was previously an insurance executive, with a broad experience across various business lines in personal insurance, transformation and organisational capability. Celia is  a strong customer advocate, having been previously a divisional CX lead in an ASX100 organisation, a recognised customer champion and a leader of cultural change.

Celia is passionate about developing business capability, bringing together different ways of thinking and utilising design practices to deliver solutions.

Since she joined SIRA, she led the implementation of the 2017 MAIA Scheme for pricing and markets regulation, initiated and is leading the delivery of regulatory initiatives as the Digital Premium Regulation, the implementation of the Transitional Excess Profit and Loss and the revision of prudential regulation for Workers Compensation Self and Specialised Insurers.

Recently, she led the development of SIRA’s innovation framework launched at SIRA eXchange on Friday 21 July.

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Nicole Markovic

Nicole is a team leader in the corporate segment of Return-to-Work Support Services at EML and is responsible for managing a front line, case management team. With 8+ years’ experience in workers compensation, 5 of which have been with EML, Nicole has experienced firsthand changes in claims management systems, approaches, and outcomes. Nicole was a case management specialist, managing a full portfolio of psychological injury and fatality claims and later progressed into team leadership of both a specialised and generalised claims management team. Through her role, Nicole has been able to support stabilised return to work outcomes, improvements in recovery and supports to impacted workers and employers alike whilst focusing on reducing the impacts to the case management team. 

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Bronwyn Martin

Bronwyn Martin is an experienced leader in personal injury scheme design, policy and legislative reform, with strong commitment to delivering public value and improving customer outcomes.

Bronwyn is the Director of Scheme Design, Policy and Performance within the Motor Accident Insurance Regulation division at the NSW State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA).

Since joining SIRA in 2015, Bronwyn has supported delivery of several key scheme reform initiatives across the personal injury schemes. This includes the 2022 legislative reforms to the CTP scheme, development of new Guidelines for CTP Care, Guidelines for the determination of insurance premiums for Taxis and Hire Vehicles, and draft Australian Clinical Guidelines for Health Professionals Managing People with Whiplash-Associated Disorders, 4th Edition. Bronwyn previously led the review of the workers compensation claims handling framework with development of SIRAs Standards of practice and claims management guide, and supported delivery of the 2018 dispute resolution amendments. Bronwyn was also part of the team who worked to establish the NSW Personal Injury Commission and was a finalist in the NSW 2021 Premier’s Awards.

Prior to joining the public sector Bronwyn worked with both insurers and workplace rehabilitation providers, gaining extensive experience in claims management, audit and compliance, legal and governance, and workplace rehabilitation.

Bronwyn has completed degrees in both Law and Occupational Therapy, and is currently completing an Executive Masters of Public Administration through the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) with electives in International Human Rights Law, Criminal Research and Policy, and Mental Illness Law and Policy.

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Michael McLean

Michael is a statistician with over 15 years’ experience in insurance.  He has experience consulting across a range of industries and applications with a focus on workers compensation, private health insurance and general insurance.  Michael has substantial experience in accident compensation across a number of schemes.  His focus is on bringing sophisticated statistical modelling and machine learning techniques to solving problems relating to predicting claims outcomes and customer behaviour.

Michael is a member of Finity’s statistics and advanced analytics team.  Prior to joining Finity, Michael held several statistical roles in market research and insurance.

Janine McMillan

Dr Janine McMillan is the Acting Co-Director and Research Lead at the Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research (ISCRR), and adjunct academic in the Healthy Working Lives Research Group, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University. Janine has a PhD from the University of Melbourne, has worked for 15 years in medical research and has 6 years of experience in the personal injury sector, including the design and application of collaborative research projects within the areas of occupational health and safety, mental health, recovery from injury, return to work and compensation. 

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Jane Miao

Jane is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries with over 15 years of experience working across both the private and public sectors. She has worked extensively in the military compensation space, where she has been the lead actuary on the annual investigation into the costs of military compensation for the past six years. Jane is currently a senior actuary at the Australian Government Actuary and thoroughly enjoys working in public policy (and living in Canberra).

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Nikolay Nikolaev

Nikolay has 22 years of experience in the insurance industry developing complex systems to meet insurance applications. He has extensive knowledge and experience in statistical analysis and machine learning, specializing in complex data mining and mathematical models and algorithms. He also has a software engineering background and is a co-founder and in the teams of building multiple insurance data analytics software platforms, including Claims Outcome Advisor, and Talon (now Guidewire Predictive Analytics). Nikolay is currently a Principal at Finity Consulting and is part of the Artificial Intelligence and the Software Products teams.

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Somya Ohri

Somya has 8 years of experience in the general insurance industry during which she has worked on various short tail and long tail valuations, capital modeling and claims analytics projects. Over the last few years, she has specialised in AASB 17 scoping, design, implementation, review, and testing of private sector as well as public sector clients.

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Sharanjit Paddam

Sharanjit is an actuary with nearly 30 years’ experience in consulting in the UK and Australia. He has received numerous awards for his work on climate change, including Insurance Leader of the Year by ANZIIF, Risk Manager of the Year by the Climate Alliance, and Actuaries Institute’s Distinguished Service Award.

He co-leads Finity’s climate practice and advises insurers, banks, investors, asset owners and governments on climate risk assessment, management, strategy and reporting. 

In 2022, he authored a green paper for the Actuaries Institute on Home insurance affordability and socioeconomic equity in a changing climate, and gave a TEDxSydney talk on climate change and banks and insurers.

Prior to working at Finity he was Group Head of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risk at QBE Insurance Group, where he developed QBE’s global ESG policies, risk management framework, and reporting on climate change under the recommendations of the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures.

Estelle Pearson

Estelle Pearson has been an actuary for a long time and has been a presenter at many past injury and disability scheme seminars. She still enjoys the exchange of ideas and debate that these seminars encourage.

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Boris Petrovic

B. Comm (Accounting), CPA, GAICD

Boris Petrovic joined the LSA in 2019.  He has 15 years’ experience in finance and accounting, business operations, and project management in the health and disability sectors.  Prior to joining the LSA, Boris was a Manager of Business Operations for the Central Adelaide Local Health Network (SA Health).

Boris’ qualifications include a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), he has been a member of CPA Australia for 12 years, and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Boris is the Director of Corporate and leads a dedicated team of professionals responsible for a wide range of functions including governance and risk, legal, project management office, information technology, data analytics, finance and procurement functions.

Mark Phillips

Mark Phillips

Mark Phillips is the Manager of Clinical Services at WorkSafe Victoria. This role includes responsibility for WorkSafe’s Clinical Panel. Mark has qualifications in physiotherapy, ergonomics, systems engineering and applied commence.

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Sophie Pointer

Dr Sophie Pointer is the Senior Research Officer (Evidence Reviews) at ISCCR.

Sophie holds a PhD in Neuropsychology and Bachelor of Science (Hons). She has published numerous reports and high-quality scientific publications in refereed journals.

Sophie has extensive experience in injury surveillance and has worked in the field for over 15 years, across university and government sectors.

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Maathu Ranjan
Maathu Ranjan is a Councillor of the Actuaries Institute Australia and a Senior Actuary at the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). Over the last nine years, Maathu has assisted the NDIA with evaluating and delivering key Scheme initiatives and priorities including the early childhood strategy, framework for consistent decision making, review of pricing arrangements, intergovernmental service agreements as well as workforce modelling. She has also undertaken actuarial work in accident compensation, health and aged care. Maathu is currently pursuing her PhD as a Sir Roland Wilson PhD scholar at the ANU, investigating the impact of government supports on the prevalence of autism and younger onset disability.


Danny Rouel

Danny is a Director with EY’s Actuarial Service practice and has 15 years of experience across many aspects of actuarial work including pricing, reserving and risk management. Danny has extensive experience working in CTP insurance, and he is currently providing Scheme Actuary support to the State Insurance Regulatory Authority of NSW (SIRA).

Rebecca Said

Rebecca Said

Rebecca Said is the Head of Insurance for NSW at Allianz Australia. Rebecca leads the strategic and operational management of claims services to NSW state Government Agencies. 

Rebecca has over 12 years’ experience in Personal Injury working in various positions and areas including claims, technical, strategy, operations, and account management.

Rebecca is a collaboratively leader who is most passionate about the human side of her work. She has a keen interest in understanding the needs of individuals, to offer personalised solutions that deliver quality of life outcomes to workers and strengthens the capability and of her teams.

Lisa Simpson

Lisa is a senior partner in the actuarial practice at PwC, with 25 years’ experience in providing actuarial advice to general insurers, accident compensation schemes and government.

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Kylie Smith

Kylie is a disability sector leader and clinician, who is passionate about all people living life to the fullest.  She is the Director of Services at the Lifetime Support Authority in South Australia.  With a depth of understanding and experience Kylie ensures person centred practice is embedded at the LSA and that independence and autonomy are always on the agenda of people living with serious injuries.  Pursuing the best outcomes for seriously injured people is at the centre of Kylie’s work.

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Ruby is a qualified actuary working in Finity's Climate Analytics practice, focusing on physical risk, transition risk and modelling of long-term climate-related issues.

During her time at Finity, Ruby has worked with various physical risk models, translating their projections into financial impacts for the banking and insurance industries. Ruby has also been involved with transition risk modelling, specifically relating to credit risk and the coal industry.

Passionate about the environment, Ruby is a member of the Institute’s Climate and Sustainability Working Group and has presented at various Actuaries Institute events, on topics such as climate change and ESG.

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Daniel Stone

Daniel is a qualified actuary and data scientist with 20 years of experience. He has worked in a wide range of fields including varied-sized life offices, reinsurance, consulting and expert-level Prophet modelling and project experience. He has worked in South Africa, Australia, United Kingdom and in the ASEAN countries of Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand.

Qualified as a Fellow of the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries (FIA). Current Fellow of the Actuaries Institute of Australia.

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Khar Tang

Khar Mun is an Actuary and Director at PwC with over 10 years of experience. He specialises in providing advice and technical support to government clients across injury compensation schemes and the health sector more broadly, ranging from reserving, pricing, legislative reforms costing, agent remuneration and more recently AASB17 transition. He is passionate about effective and clear communication of analytical modelling to support informed decision making.

Jon Tindall

Jon is a Principal at Finity Consulting and has around 20 years of experience across General Insurance and Investment roles.

Jon is an expert in unpacking the divers of change in workers compensation portfolios having worked closely with major centrally funded schemes and workers compensation and WHS regulators across Australia for nearly over 15 years.

Jon works across his government and non-government clients to understand the intersections of WHS, injury prevention, workers compensation and return-to-work; harnessing disparate data sources and advanced analytics to solve real-world business problems.

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Justin Toh

Justin is an Executive at Quantium Health, and advises payors, regulators and providers on health strategy and analytics. 

He has over two decades of experience in healthcare transformation, and was the co-founder of Health Outcomes Australia.

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David Vincent has over 30 years’ insurance experience including roles in personal injury claims management and underwriting, along with positions involving insurance regulation and government policy development. As General Manager of the Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC), David is responsible for leading the strategic management of the Nominal Defendant claims unit, the supervision of licensed insurers and managing MAIC’s claims-related legislative functions.
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As General Manager of NIISQ, Gaenor Walker brings extensive experience from her time working in the NIISQ Agency, the insurance sector, non-government organisations and in private practice as an Occupational Therapist. With a passion for service design and transformation, Gaenor is proud to be leading the NIISQ team and brings experience from a range of industry-shaping projects including the design of funding schemes in the lead up to the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and the redesign of insurance sector services. Harnessing the great skills and expertise of the NIISQ team, Gaenor places emphasis on building a strong, dynamic and supportive culture where people succeed, and participants benefit from great outcomes.
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Jiao Wang

Dr Jiao Wang is a Commonwealth Government trained economist with deep public, academic and private sector experience using multi-disciplinary modelling and analysis techniques to provide evidence-based modelling, analytic techniques, policy framework and strategic advice, focusing on economic modelling (e.g. Computable General Equilibrium and Input-Output models), workforce, demographics including migration, supply-chain (e.g. medicines, transport), energy (liquid fuel, natural gas), transport, GHG emissions and consequence modelling of the interactions between multiple critical infrastructure (CI) dependencies and inter-dependency impact.

Claire White

Claire White

Claire is a Senior Consultant at Finity has extensive experience working as an actuarial advisor to catastrophic injury, workers compensation, vehicle injury compensation, asbestos and child sexual abuse (CSA) schemes. Claire is especially passionate about schemes that help people with lifelong injuries and serious disabilities and is excited about the expanding role actuaries now have in contributing to positive social outcomes.

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Jacqueline Woerner

Dr Woerner is the Lead of Translation and Communication within the Health, Disability and Compensation Research team at the Transport Accident Commission (TAC; Victoria, Australia). Prior to commencing her role at the TAC, Dr Woerner held the role of Research Manager at the Victorian Department of Justice.

Dr Woerner completed a combined double degree in Biology and Clinical Psychology at Deakin University (Australia), followed by a Doctor of Philosophy post graduate degree in the area of clinical psychology. Dr Woerner has extensive experience in the area of statistical analyses and psychometric evaluation.  Her research interests lie in the areas of neuro trauma research, criminal psychology, and quantitative research methods.

Dr Woerner has published in numerous peer reviewed academic journals and presented her research findings at several national and international conferences.

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Jamie Wu

Jamie Wu is an actuarial analyst with pricing background working at TAL. Jamie specialises in providing insights in pricing via data analytics techniques. Jamie is also doing research in explainable AI area with great passion in bringing power of more advanced machine learning methods to the industry.


Alisa Zheng
Alisa is currently an actuarial manager in QBE's statutory classes team specialising in CTP reserving. Prior to joining QBE, Alisa was a manager at PwC, providing actuarial consulting services to a wide range of injury schemes. This included the NSW Lifetime Care scheme, WorkSafe Victoria, WorkCover Tasmania, the South Australian public sector workers compensation scheme, and the Department of Veteran Affairs. Alisa enjoys bringing her wide breadth of experience in accident compensation to generate impactful work.