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Dame Inga Beale DBE

Portfolio Director & Former CEO of Lloyd’s

About Dame Inga Beale

Dame Inga Beale DBE is an experienced business leader having spent four decades in financial services. From 2014 to 2018 her final executive role was as CEO of Lloyd’s of London. She now has a portfolio of global non-executive director and advisory roles.

During her 5 year tenure at the 335-year-old financial institution of Lloyd’s, Dame Inga took on many of the traditions that had held the organisation back. She modernised the market with the introduction of technology and, understanding the vital importance of inclusion in the workplace, she challenged the traditional “boys club” culture to make it a much more inclusive environment for all.

Dame Inga started her career in London in 1982, qualified as an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute in 1987 and is a Chartered Insurer. She was awarded her Damehood in 2017 for services to the UK economy and for her work supporting women and the LGBTQ+ community.

Her philanthropic interests include being an Ambassador of Stonewall UK.

 

Alan Joyce

CEO, Qantas

About Alan

Alan Joyce has been Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Qantas since 2008. In his time as CEO, he has overseen the biggest transformation of Qantas and the Group’s expansion in Asia. He is currently leading the Group’s recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, which has had a devastating impact on the global aviation industry.

Alan served as founding CEO of Qantas’ low cost carrier Jetstar for five years, establishing its operations in Australia and Asia. Alan has also held key positions at Ansett and Aer Lingus.

As a senior business figure in Australia, Alan is also well known for championing inclusion and diversity.

 
 
 


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Maia-Gould

Maia Gould

Strategic Services Lead, ANU School of Cybernetics

About Maia

Maia is a leader within the new School of Cybernetics at the Australian National University, looking at technology adoption from a human and earth lens. Maia loves working at the intersection between disciplines. After studying arts and science at university 20 years ago, she trained and worked as a science writer and has since held a variety of strategy, research, communications and business development roles. She holds a Master of Bioethics focused on emerging science and technology and has worked with some of Australia’s largest professional service firms and managed social research on issues such as mental health and corporate social responsibility. Maia is passionate about helping ideas and people find their place in a noisy, complex world, and manages a diverse team at the School of Cybernetics.

 


Professor Tim Flannery

Chief Councillor,
Australian Climate Council

About Tim

Tim Flannery is the 2007 Australian of the Year.

In 2013 he founded, and is Chief Councillor, of the Australian Climate Council, Australia’s largest and most successful crowd funded organisation.

He is currently Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Climate Change at the Australian Museum, Sydney. Flannery has taught at Harvard University, and has advised governments both in Australia and Canada.

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The Honourable Kenneth Hayne AC

Justice of the High Court
of Australia

About Kenneth

Until June 2015, Kenneth Hayne was a Justice of the High Court of Australia, having been appointed to that Court in September 1997.

At the time of his appointment he was a judge of the Court of Appeal of Victoria having been appointed one of the foundation judges of the Court in 1995.

He graduated in Arts and Law from the University of Melbourne and as a Bachelor of Civil Law from the University of Oxford. He was elected Rhodes Scholar for Victoria in 1969.

He joined the Victorian Bar in 1971 and was appointed Queen's Counsel for Victoria in 1984.  He practised in State and Federal courts principally in commercial, constitutional and general civil matters.

He was appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria in 1992.

Since late 2015, he has been a judge of the Abu Dhabi Global Market Courts. 

Between December 2017 and February 2019, he conducted the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.

He was appointed a Companion in the General Division of the Order of Australia in 2002.  He is an Honorary Fellow of Exeter College Oxford and an Honorary Professorial Fellow at Melbourne Law School in the University of Melbourne.  In 2016 he was admitted to the degree of Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) in the University of Melbourne.

John Robinson

John W. Robinson

President-elect,
The Society of Actuaries

About John

John W. Robinson FSA 1994, FCA, MAAA was elected president-elect of the Society of Actuaries (SOA) in 2021.  He will become the SOA’s 74th president in October, 2022.  He is President & Chief Actuary of his own firm, Robinson Associates LLC.   

John retired from his role as an actuary with the Minnesota Department of Commerce, the state's regulator for insurance, on July 30, 2021.  In that role, he was responsible for reviewing the actuarial components of the annual statements of the life insurance companies domiciled in Minnesota, and providing actuarial support to the reviews of life insurance and annuity product filings.  He also represented Minnesota on various NAIC Committees.  His prior roles were OPEB valuations (6 years), life insurance (23 years) and pensions (3 years).

John served as president (2010 to 2013) of the International Association of Black Actuaries, and (2013-2016) on the SOA Board of Directors.  He serves regularly as an SOA exam grader.  He currently serves on the SOA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Research Advisory Committee (DEIRAC) and the DEI Task Force, a subgroup of the Life Practice Council of the American Academy of Actuaries. 

His hobbies are music (plays a synthesizer and composes), sports and travel. A committed family man, he has hosted the Robinson Family Reunion triennially (except 2020) since 1996.

John holds a B.Sc. (Special) in Mathematics from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica, an M.S. in Statistics from the University of Delaware and an M.S. in Statistics from the Florida State University.


 
   
Jonathan Larsen

Jonathan Larsen

Chief Innovation Officer, Ping An Group and Chairman and CEO, the Ping An Global Voyager Fund

About Jonathan

Jonathan Larsen is now Chief Innovation Officer of Ping An Group and Chairman and CEO of the Ping An Global Voyager Fund.

Jonathan spent 18 years at Citigroup where he was most recently Global Head of the firm’s Retail Banking and Mortgage businesses, generating ~$12Bn in Revenues and spanning 19 countries. He has been at the leading edge of the financial services industry for the last 32years across the Asia Pacific region and globally. He brings a unique blend of strategic vision, operational depth, and understanding of the new technology landscape. He has led multiple large-scale, successful businesses across a wide range of markets and has extensive experience in negotiating and managing partnerships and M&A transactions.

Prior to Citi, Jonathan was a Principal in the Financial Services Practice of global management consulting firm, Booz Allen & Hamilton where he spent eight years advising large banks and other financial institutions across Asia, Australia and New Zealand and in the United States and Europe.

Jonathan is a Distinguished Fellow of the Institute of Banking and Finance, Singapore and was named Retail Banker of the Year in 2011 by Asian Banker magazine. He has been widely quoted in major business publications including the Financial Times, Bloomberg, Reuters, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, the Economist as well as local media throughout Asia Pacific. Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the University of Melbourne.

 

Amanda Stevens

Consumer Futurist


About Amanda

Amanda Stevens is a renowned thought leader on the customer experience.

She combines current consumer insights with fascinating research into buying behaviour, delivering organisations and business owners powerful strategies for connecting with their customers.

She has consulted to some of the country’s biggest brands, including Lend Lease, Microsoft, Procter and Gamble and the Australian Liberal Party.

Tan Suee Chieh

Tan Suee Chieh

Past President,
Institute and Faculty of Actuaries

About Tan

Tan Suee Chieh is the Past President of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA). He has served on the IFoA council since 2017. He was the Group Chief Executive at NTUC Enterprise, the holding entity of the NTUC cooperatives in Singapore, from 2013 to 2017. He had been the Chief Executive of NTUC Income, a large composite cooperative insurer; President of Asia Pacific Region of the SHL Group Ltd, a British human resources consultancy firm; and a Regional MD and a Chief Executive of Prudential plc in Asia.

Tan Suee Chieh has a first-class degree from the London School of Economics (1981) and a master’s degree in organisational psychology from Columbia University, New York (2002). In February 2022, he was conferred an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters by Heriot Watt University in recognition for being a pioneering actuary and his exceptional service to the actuarial profession.


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Anthony (Tony) Silverman

Director of Credit Rating Criteria,
Research and Analytics, AM Best

About Tony

Tony Silverman is a director of credit rating criteria, research and analytics at AM Best. Based in London, he is responsible for the generation, maintenance and implementation of industry-leading and globally-consistent credit rating criteria. He also authors commentary relating to insurance sector-wide issues, with a current focus on IFRS 17.

Prior to assuming his current role, Tony was a senior financial analyst and served as lead credit analyst on several major European insurers. He joined AM Best in 2013.

Tony is a member of the Insurance Technical Advisory Group of the UK Endorsement Board (which is responsible for adopting accounting standards in the UK) and also is a member of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ Financial Reporting Group.

Prior to joining AM Best, Tony was the sector head of European financials at S&P Equity Research. He also spent five years with PwC, where he headed up global insurance research activity and consulted with clients on company valuations and strategy.

Earlier in his career, Tony was a director with the European insurance team at Deutsche Bank Equity Research and was ranked among the top analysts in industry standard surveys of U.K. fund managers. He also was head of European insurance equity research at Credit Lyonnais Securities, and was chief analyst at Inpro, an intellectual property company.

Tony is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and holds a mathematics degree from Cambridge University.

 
Roosevelt C. Mosley Jr

Roosevelt C. Mosley Jr

President-elect,
the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS)

About Roosevelt

Roosevelt brings a skill set that includes predictive analytics applications for all insurance functions, ratemaking and product development, strategic reviews, competitive analyses and litigation support. He assists companies in applying predictive analytics to personal and commercial lines rating, underwriting and product development. He also applies predictive analytics to develop claim applications, including predicting large loss development, estimating claim settlement values and detecting fraudulent claims. 

Roosevelt provides actuarial support for many companies, including rate indication development, rate filing and regulatory support and monitoring of program experience. He assists insurance companies, industry trade groups, regulators and legislators with issues related to potential bias in insurance ratemaking, marketing, claims and underwriting processes, including testifying before regulators and legislators. 

Roosevelt performs extensive competitive analyses to evaluate insurer competitive position and develop rating plans for new states and lines of business. In addition, he performs external peer reviews of insurance companies’ internal model development processes and provides recommendations for improving the modeling process and the resulting rating plans, and conducts reviews of company strategy.

He has worked with several industry groups to evaluate the impact of proposed insurance legislation on claim costs and future rates, including PIP reforms in Florida and Michigan. He also provides and supports expert testimony on personal and commercial insurance matters including auto, homeowners and products liability. 

Roosevelt is the current president-elect of the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS), has served as vice president of marketing and communications and on the board of directors of CAS, and as a member of the board of directors of the International Association of Black Actuaries (IABA) Foundation. He has also served on the board of trustees of the Actuarial Foundation. 

 
Marika Guralnik

Marika Guralnik

Head of Actuarial and Insurance Technical Services, Compensa Life Vienna Insurance Group SE

About Marika

Marika Guralnik is a Head of Actuarial and Insurance Technical Services at Compensa Life Vienna Insurance Group SE, operating in the three Baltic countries - Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Based in Tallinn, Estonia, Marika has been leading the actuarial division at Compensa Life since its inception in 1997 and as a member of the executive management board, oversaw actuarial, financial and IT services in the company.

Marika has been instrumental in the establishment of actuarial professional association in Estonia. She served as a President of the Estonian Actuarial Society and has been representing Estonia in the IAA committees since 2001.

Currently Marika is a member of the IAA Nomination, Strategic Planning and Advanced Committees. Previously Marika took part in the IAA’s ISAP4 task force focusing on the IFRS17 implementation practices, and has been leading the implementation of IFRS17 at Compensa Life.

In addition to her actuarial career, Marika co-founded Limmud Baltics, a volunteering organization fostering inclusive and diverse Jewish learning in the Baltics. As a member of the board of the Estonian Jewish Community, Marika participates in the European Commission strategic working group tasked with combatting antisemitism.

Marika holds a mathematical statistics degree from Tartu University.

Stuart McDonald

Stuart McDonald

Head of Demographic Assumptions and Methodology,
Lloyds Banking Group

About Stuart

Stuart is Head of Demographic Assumptions and Methodology for Lloyds Banking Group, where his multi-disciplinary team are responsible for the assumptions about policyholder health and behaviour used for pricing, risk management and valuation of life insurance, pensions and annuity policies.

Stuart joined Lloyds in 2014 and built the longevity team which supported Scottish Widows’ launch into the Bulk Annuity market. Previously he held a variety of commercial and technical roles with insurers and reinsurers.

Stuart is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and a Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuary. He plays an active role within the actuarial profession, currently serving on the Executive Committee of the Continuous Mortality Investigation. Early in 2020 he founded and co-chairs the COVID-19 Actuaries Response Group.

Stuart was awarded an MBE for services to Public Health in the 2022 New Year Honours.

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Neil Howe

Managing Director of Demography,
Hedgeye Risk Management

About Neil

Neil Howe is the Managing Director of Demography at Hedgeye Risk Management, an independent financial research firm, as well as President of LifeCourse Associates.  Howe is a renowned authority on generations and social change in America. An acclaimed bestselling author and speaker, he is the nation's leading thinker on today's generations—who they are, what motivates them, and how they will shape America's future.

A historian, economist, and demographer, Howe is also a recognized authority on global aging, long-term fiscal policy, and migration. He is currently a senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the Global Aging Institute, both in Washington D.C. Howe has co-authored numerous studies for CSIS (including the Aging Vulnerability Index and pioneering studies on pension reform in China and South Korea).

Howe has written over a dozen books on generations, demographic change, and fiscal policy, many of them with William Strauss. Howe and Strauss' first book, Generations (1991), is a history of America told as a sequence of generational biographies. Vice President Al Gore called it "the most stimulating book on American history that I have ever read" and sent a copy to every member of Congress. Newt Gingrich called it "an intellectual tour de force." Of their book The Fourth Turning (1997), The Boston Globe wrote, "If Howe and Strauss are right, they will take their place among the great American prophets."

Howe and Strauss originally coined the term "Millennial Generation" in 1991, and wrote the pioneering book on this generation, Millennials Rising (2000). His work has been featured frequently by media outlets including The Washington Post, The New York Times, CNN, and CBS' 60 Minutes.

Previous works include On Borrowed Time (1989; reissued 2004), a pioneering call for budgetary reform Howe co-authored with Peter G. Peterson, as well as The Graying of the Great Powers (2008) with Richard Jackson.

Howe received his B.A. at U.C. Berkeley and later earned graduate degrees in economics and history from Yale University.

 
Dr Andreas Barckow

Dr Andreas Barckow

Chair, International Accounting Standards Board

About Andreas

Dr Andreas Barckow is an experienced and highly regarded leader in the field of international accounting. From 2015 to 2021, he served as President of the Accounting Standards Committee of Germany (Deutsches Rechnungslegungs Standards Committee e.V.).

He has been an active participant in numerous advisory bodies to the IFRS Foundation and the IASB, including membership of the IASB’s Accounting Standards Advisory Forum and the IFRS Advisory Council. Moreover, he is an acknowledged expert in IFRS Standards, having previously served as the lead technical partner for financial reporting matters in the German member firm of Deloitte.

Dr Barckow holds a Diploma and Doctorate degree in Business Administration from the University of Paderborn and is an Honorary Professor at WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management.

He started his term as Chair of the International Accounting Standards Board in July 2021.

 
Annette King

Annette King

2022 President, Actuaries Institute Australia

About Annette

Annette King joined the Actuaries Institute Council in 2018. She is an experienced actuary, company director, and previously CEO, with over 30 years’ experience in financial services across Asia-Pacific. Prior to becoming a Non-Executive Director, Annette had a successful track record as a CEO, CFO and CMO of significant financial institutions, as well as being a founder/entrepreneur. Annette has served large multinational companies (Swiss Re, AXA, Manulife, Mercer) and fintech companies (AFG, FNZ, Galileo Platforms).

Her focus is on business growth through differentiated client experience, organizational culture and innovation via digital and technology enablement. In addition to responsibilities in Australia and New Zealand, Annette has lived and worked for 14 years in Asia. She serves on the boards of Swiss Re, MLC Superannuation, Australian Finance Group (ASX: AFG), U Ethical Investors, Galileo Platforms and the Actuaries Institute.

She was previously President of the Life Insurance Association of Singapore, served on the Singapore Actuarial Society and the Hong Kong Advisory Committee for the AICD. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and has a Bachelor of Economics from Macquarie University. She is a member of AICD’s APRA Forum and a member of Chief Executive Women.
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Stan Grant

Journalist, Author and Filmmaker

About Stan

Professor Stan Grant is the host of ABC's QandA and is Vice Chancellor's Chair of Australian/Indigenous Belonging and Director of The Yindyamarra Institute for Democracy at Charles Sturt University. He was formerly ABC's Global Affairs and Indigenous Affairs Analyst.

A Wiradjuri man, Stan is an enormously accomplished journalist, author, filmmaker and presenter, who has won three Walkley awards, a Peabody in the US, and an AACTA Award for the Adam Goodes documentary The Australian Dream, which grew out of an oration he gave in early 2016.

He is one of Australia's most respected and awarded journalists, with more than 30 years experience in radio and television news and current affairs. Stan has a strong reputation for independence and integrity and has interviewed international political and business leaders, including our own prime ministers and senior ministers.

In previous roles, Stan served for a decade as a Senior International Correspondent for CNN in Asia and the Middle East, broadcasting to an audience of millions around the world. He has interviewed numerous world leaders including Nelson Mandela, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Condoleezza Rice, Yasser Arafat, Mahmoud Abbas, Shimon Peres, Bill Clinton, and Australian Prime Ministers Bob Hawke, Paul Keating, John Howard, Kevin Rudd, Julia Gillard, Tony Abbott, and Malcolm Turnbull.

Stan has published six critically acclaimed and best selling books. He has also written a Quarterly Essay and has contributed opinion articles to Australia’s major news publications. Stan has won numerous international and Australian awards including a Peabody Award, Columbia University Alfred I. duPont award, four times winner of the prestigious Asia TV awards including best news story and reporter of the year, three times winner of the coveted Australian Walkley Award, as well as a TV Logie award, GQ Magazine agenda setter of the year and an Australian Academy of Arts Cinema and Television Award (Australia's Oscars) as male TV presenter of the year.

Roseanne Harris

Professor Roseanne Harris

Health Policy Actuary at Discovery Health

About Roseanne

Roseanne is Health Policy Actuary with Discovery Health and an adjunct professor in the School of Statistics and Actuarial Science at the University of the Witwatersrand. Roseanne has over 27 years of experience in the South African health care and employee benefits field.  Her current role involves industry engagement at a high level including with regulators, government, civil associations, industry bodies and supranationals. 

Roseanne has participated in the Nedlac engagements on National Health Insurance (NHI) as well as presenting evidence and analysis to the Health Market Inquiry (HMI) of the Competition Commission. She has been a member of the B4SA funding workstream working on the vaccine roll out programme since the beginning of 2021 and a member of the Covid-19 working group of the Actuarial Society of South Africa.

 
Aisling Kennedy

Aisling Kennedy

 Fellow of the Society of Actuaries in Ireland and non-executive director

About Aisling

Aisling Kennedy is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries in Ireland (SAI) and an independent non-executive director, with over 40 years’ experience in the financial services industry, primarily in Ireland and the UK.  Aisling is a member of the SAI’s Sustainability and Climate Change Steering Group and is lead author of the paper “The Climate Change Adaptation Gap: An Actuarial Perspective”, paper six in a series prepared by the Climate Risk Task Force of the International Actuarial Association.
 
   
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