Following the conclusion of ICA2023, a donation gift to the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Mathematics Alliance was communicated digitally to speakers. 

ATSIMA is creating new ways of teaching mathematics that connects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures to the teaching and learning of mathematics.


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.

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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.

Anthony Joyce

Anthony Joyce

Corporate Actuary, Medibank

About Anthony

A highly experienced financial services professional in the actuarial services sector, Anthony has thirty years strong experience in technical application (life insurance, superannuation and health insurance sectors), effective people management and client service delivery.

Achim Steiner

Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme

About Achim

Achim Steiner became UNDP Administrator on 19 June 2017. The United Nations General Assembly confirmed his appointment following his nomination by Secretary-General António Guterres. In April 2021, the General Assembly confirmed his appointment to a second four-year term beginning in June 2021.

Mr. Steiner is also the Vice-Chair of the UN Sustainable Development Group, which unites 40 entities of the UN system that work to support sustainable development.

Over nearly three decades, Achim Steiner has been a global leader on sustainable development, climate resilience and international cooperation. He has worked tirelessly to champion sustainability, economic growth and equality for the vulnerable, and has been a vocal advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals.

Prior to joining UNDP, he was Director of the Oxford Martin School and Professorial Fellow of Balliol College, University of Oxford. Mr Steiner has served across the United Nations system, looking at global challenges from both a humanitarian and a development perspective. He led the United Nations Environment Programme (2006-2016), helping governments invest in clean technologies and renewable energy. He was also Director-General of the United Nations Office at Nairobi. Achim Steiner previously held other notable positions including Director General of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, and Secretary General of the World Commission on Dams.


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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.

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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.

Amanda Stevens

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.

John Robinson

John W. Robinson

President, 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.

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Neil Howe

Best-selling author, 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.


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.


Frank Chang

Frank Chang

Head of Core Services Analytics, Uber

About Frank

Frank started his career as a traditional actuary, and transitioned to non-traditional actuarial work when he joined Google as their first actuary in 2012. He joined Uber in 2014 and currently is a Vice President of Applied Science in Core Services. His team consists of actuaries and data scientists responsible for providing insights and analytical solutions that serve all of Uber's users.

Frank holds a B.A. in Music and a Ph.D. in Mathematics both from UCSD. He is currently President Elect of the CAS and has served in various Board and volunteer roles with the CAS.

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The Honourable Kenneth Hayne AC

Former 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.

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Roosevelt C. Mosley Jr

President, 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 MBE

Co-founder of the Covid-19 Actuaries Response Group and
Head of Demographic Assumptions & Methodology, Partner LCP

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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Anthony (Tony) Silverman

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

About Tony

Tony is a Director at AM Best in London primarily concerned with the generation, implementation and maintenance of industry leading and globally consistent credit rating criteria for the insurance sector. Previously he was responsible for credit analysis of major European insurers.

Earlier in his career Tony was a Director in the European Insurance team at Deutsche Bank Equity Research. He received top rankings in industry standard (Extel) fund manager surveys, including a "top twenty" ranking across all analysts and all sectors. Additionally,

Tony has a background of wider commercial experience, including with a patent monetisation company, and consulting with PwC. He is a member of the IFRS Foundation’s Capital Markets Advisory Committee, the UK Endorsement Board’s Investor Advisory Group and the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ Financial Reporting Group. Tony is an FIA (Fellow of Institute and Faculty of Actuaries) and holds a Mathematics degree from Cambridge University.

Special interests: Insurers' external financial reporting. Macro-economic and social role of insurers.

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.

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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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Andre Belelieu

Head of Insurance, Asset Management and Institutional Investor Industries, World Economic Forum

About Andre

Andre Belelieu is the Head of Insurance, Asset Management and Institutional Investor Industries at the World Economic Forum where he oversees the Forum’s relationships with global firms across these industries. Additionally, Belelieu is responsible for leading and developing initiatives and research around key themes shaping the future of financial services, which since January 2020 has included a multi-year project on retirement and the emerging longevity economy. Belelieu began his career at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington DC and since then has held a series of positions at the intersection of financial services, strategy and public policy. He served as Assistant Director of the TransAtlantic Business Dialogue and worked from 2006 to 2011 at American International Group (AIG) prior to joining the financial services team at the World Economic Forum. Belelieu attended the University of Toronto and the London School of Economics and Political Science. He speaks French and resides in New York City.

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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.

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Simone Brathwaite

President, Caribbean Actuarial Association/Senior Principal, Oliver Wyman Actuarial

About Simone

Simone Brathwaite is a Senior Principal with the Actuarial practice of Oliver Wyman. She has over 20 years of life insurance consulting experience spanning valuation, solvency and pricing in the European, North American and Caribbean insurance markets. Simone has been involved in actuarial committees with the Canadian Institute of Actuaries. She currently serves as President of the Caribbean Actuarial association and is a member of the Board of the Life Section and Accounting Section of the International Actuarial Association. Simone also serves as a Board member of a bank and served in the past as a Board member of a Canadian reinsurance company. Simone also a member Oliver Wyman Actuarial’s steering committee on Inclusion, Diversity and Belonging. After living as an immigrant herself, she is passionate about helping organisations become workplaces where members feel welcomed, valued, respected. Simone speaks two languages, enjoys reading, listening to educational podcasts, and spending quality time with her three teenagers.

Simone is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries. She holds an Honors Bachelor of Mathematics (minor in Economics) from the University of Waterloo.
Andy Agathangelou

Andy Agathangelou FRSA

 Founder of the Transparency Task Force

About Andy

The Transparency Task Force (TTF) is the Social Enterprise dedicated to driving up the levels of transparency in financial services. TTF’s mission is “To promote ongoing reform of the financial sector, so that it serves society better”. It has Members and Ambassadors in 21 countries around the world. TTF also acts as the Secretariat to the UK’s All-Party Parliamentary Group on Personal Banking & Fairer Financial Services.

Andy is also:

● Governor of the UK’s Pensions Policy Institute
● Chair, Violation Tracker UK Advisory Board
● Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, the international body “bringing 21st Century enlightenment into commerce.”

Andy is a serial community-builder; he builds communities to help solve systemic problems – he previously helped launch Friends of Automatic Enrolment and the Association of Member Nominated Trustees.

He lives in the UK but speaks about the need for progressive reform at conferences and symposia around the world.
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.

Dr Nick Coatsworth

Practicing Infectious Diseases Physician and former Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Australia during COVID-19 

About Nick

Nick Coatsworth is an infectious disease physician, a respiratory physician, a practitioner of disaster and humanitarian medicine, and a senior public administrator. Nick has led not-for-profit boards, Australian Medical Assistance Teams, government agencies and hospitals, whilst retaining his frontline role as a public hospital physician.

Nick provides a clear, credible voice for the health of the Australian community as one of Australia's most recognised medical spokespeople. Nick is a Clinical Associate Professor at the Australian National University Medical School, and a PhD scholar at the School of Regulation and Governance. His thesis examines Australia's pandemic governance arrangements and their influence on crisis decision making in the early phase of the COVID 19 pandemic.

In recognition of his service to medicine and the community Nick received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Western Australia, his alma mater, in 2022.
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Rachel Wells

Senior Manager of Community Programs, DataKind

About Rachel

Rachel Wells enables social impact organizations with AI and data science in her current role as Senior Manager of Community Programs at DataKind, a nonprofit organization committed to using data science in the service of humanity. Before joining DataKind, she consulted businesses in their use of predictive analytics at IBM, used machine learning to measure poverty, and trained data staff at Innovations for Poverty Action. Rachel holds a Masters in Public Affairs and Bachelors in Mathematics. She lives in Washington DC.


Ken Mungan

Chairman, Milliman

About Ken

Ken is the chairman of Milliman. He joined the firm in 1998. As chairman, Ken is working with all of Milliman’s professionals to serve our clients to protect the health and financial wellbeing of people everywhere. Ken is a frequent speaker at industry events and the author of many professional articles. Prior to his election as the firm’s global chairman, Ken founded Milliman’s Financial Risk Management Practice. Milliman’s financial risk management business is the leading provider of hedging services to the retirement savings industry. Its work helps the clients of life insurance companies, banks, financial advisory platforms and mutual fund firms create strategies for success in retirement. In particular, Milliman’s strategies provide retail investors with institutional quality market risk management for variable annuities, 401(k)’s, and retail mutual funds. In addition, Milliman Financial Risk Management, LLC serves as an investment advisor to provide balance sheet hedging services for major financial institutions.

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Alex Kimura

McKinsey & Company

About Alex

Alex is a core leader in the Asia Insurance Practice and is a leading advisor to CEOs and top-management insurance executives, leveraging his knowledge of the global insurance industry to advise executives on strategy, distribution, and operations. He primarily serves leading companies on their multi-year transformation to materially improve client impact, accelerate performance, and drive shareholder value. Alex brings with him over 25 years of strategic and deep operating experience. 

Prior to joining McKinsey, Alex worked in investment banking and management consulting; he also held C-suite positions at global insurance firms where he managed life and retirement, property and casualty, and health insurance businesses. He also helped execute some of the region’s landmark transactions on portfolio acquisitions, partnerships, joint ventures, carve-outs, and divestments during his time as a CXO. With a more recent focus on digital innovation, he helped lead efforts to build new insurance business models and chaired the digital innovation roundtable of MAS.

Over the years, Alex has also served on several boards of local national champions and financial institutions across Asia. Alex is a frequent speaker at numerous industry conferences and regularly judges at fintech competitions. He is also the host of the McKinsey on Insurance podcast, and frequently publishes on innovation and transformation topics.
Louise Ryves

Louise Ryves

General Manager Ecosystem, MedicalDirector

About Louise

Having spent her early career assisting large corporates with financial reporting related to employee benefits, Louise qualified as a FIAA in 2012. Excited by the potential for using actuarial techniques in other industries, Louise later spent seven years as a pioneer in generating insight from credit card data, uncovering trends in consumer purchasing behaviour. Louise now works for Telstra Health, where her team is able to utilise the significant reach of the Telstra Health platforms to provide services with measurable impact to an ecosystem of healthcare stakeholders looking to launch new technology, influence clinical decisions, utilise data for research and recruit patients for clinical trials.

Natalie Hurtado

Natalie Hurtado

Founder, Arteh

About Natalie

Natalie graduated from the UQ Business School Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation program in 2020, majoring in Sustainable Energy, and was nominated for valedictorian, recognised as a UQ Future Leader as well as admitted to the Dean's Honour Roll. She holds a bachelor's degree in Actuarial Science, a Master in Risk Management, and got her PhD in Business Administration, majoring in Finance, in the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil.

She has over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry, having been a regulatory authority in the constitution of the Sustainable Insurance Forum (SIF) under the umbrella of the United Nations Environment Program - Financial Initiative (UNEP FI), representing Brazil. Before that, Natalie was an adjunct professor of Actuarial Sciences in the UFRJ Mathematics Institute. In May 2021, Natalie founded Arteh in Queensland, Australia, after participating in the UQ Ventures ilab accelerator program, alongside Dr. Saphira Rekker and Hugo Mentizingen, to support businesses transition to net-zero.

Since then, Arteh has been recognised as an impact startup on SDGs 9, 11, and 13 by Innovation Latam, SDG 13 by the Global Talent Award, and one of the 30 Australian hottest startups in the mining sector by the CORE Innovation Hub. Arteh was also one of the four finalists of the Low Carbon Accelerator Program 2022/23, backed by the Queensland government and coordinated by Innovation Architects.

Jacki Johnson

Jacki Johnson

 Commissioner for Illawarra-Shoalhaven, Greater Cities Commission NSW

About Jacki

Jacki is currently  the Commissioner for Illawarra-Shoalhaven – Greater Cities Commission NSW, a Non Executive Director of Community First Mutual Bank,  a PhD candidate at UOW ad a faculty member of the Cambridge Institute of Sustainable Leadership Programme  – Australian and New Zealand.

With a career spanning the health sector, injury and safety management, and general insurance, Jacki is passionate about the role leaders can play in ensuring a sustainable and resilient Australia. She has dedicated 25 years to the insurance industry, 17 of those in executive roles with IAG. Jacki was also an advisor to the Group on Climate, Sustainability and Resilience. In this capacity, she held the roles of Co-Chair United Nations Environment Financial Initiative and the Co Chair of Australian Sustainable Finance Initiative.

She is a Non-Executive Director of Community First and member of the CFCU Board Corporate Governance subcommittee.

In 2020, Jacki commenced her PhD Candidature at University of Wollongong. Her research was influenced by her experience as the CEO of IAG New Zealand from 2010 to 2016, where she led the organisation and the insurance industry through the period of earthquake recovery and significant market change. Her additional roles during her time in NZ included President of the Insurance Council of NZ and Chair of the Christchurch Recovery Chief Executive Forums.

During her career she has received external recognition for her skills in strategy, leadership, governance and innovation. Most recently she was awarded with the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF)’s Lifetime Achievement Award. She was also recognised as the NZ Herald Executive of the Year in 2015 and received the Australian Business Awards for Innovation for the creation of The Buzz Insurance  in 2010. 

David Minty

David Minty

 Consulting Actuary,
Finity Consulting

About David

David has worked as an actuary to general insurers and self-insurers since 1984, for most of that time as a consulting actuary with Finity Consulting and its predecessor firms.

Following considerable professional and personal challenges after advising a listed Australian entity with significant asbestos-related liabilities in the early 2000s, David developed a considerable interest in governance of organisations more broadly and in how actuaries can avoid similar challenges in future. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and was non-executive director of a corporation of Christian schools for 13 years.

David has volunteered with the Actuaries Institute Australia since 2016.

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Andrew Boal

Andrew Boal

Partner, Actuarial Consulting, Deloitte/ICA2023 Organising Committee Chair

About Andrew

Andrew is an experienced financial services professional who specialises in providing actuarial and strategic consulting advice to leading companies and superannuation funds with over.

During his career, Andrew has driven research and public policy in various areas of interest, including retirement adequacy, retirement income products and solutions, member disclosure and advice, member engagement and digital solutions, governance and risk management.

Andrew is currently a member of the Institute's Public Policy Council Committee (2019-current) and Chair of the Retirement Strategy Group (2017-19; 2020-current), and was previously Convenor of the Superannuation Practice Committee (2008-17) and a Member of Council (2012).

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Anne Driver

Deloitte Partner and Global IFRS 17 Insurance Leader

About Anne

Anne is an industry leading voice on the implementation of IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts, the new accounting standard for insurance contracts.

Anne is a member of the International Accounting Standards Board Transition Resource Group, set up in November 2017 to discuss and debate IFRS 17 implementation. Anne Chairs the Australian Accounting Standards Board Transition Resource Group, also established in November 2017, actively driving discussion, debate and market driven solutions to IFRS 17 issues to support Australian implementation of IFRS 17.

Now a Partner in Deloitte, Anne has over 30 years’ experience in the insurance industry as preparer and auditor of financial results, with a focus on general insurance.

Anne holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) from Imperial College London, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and a member of the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand
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Helen Rowell BA FIAA

Deputy Chair, APRA

About Helen

Helen Rowell was appointed as Deputy Chair of APRA in November 2015, and reappointed for a further five-year term from 1 July 2018.

Mrs Rowell joined APRA in 2002 as General Manager, Industry Technical Services and held a number of senior roles, including in supervision, policy development and supervisory support, prior to her appointment as APRA Member, with primary responsibility for superannuation, from 1 July 2013. Helen assumed primary responsibility for insurance from 1 July 2021, and in April 2022 added the cross-industry portfolio to her responsibility.

Mrs Rowell is currently Chair of the Council of Financial Regulators’ (CFR) Climate Working Group, the APRA representative on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Working Party on Private Pensions, and President of the International Organisation of Pension Supervisors. Helen also represents APRA on the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) Executive Committee and has been appointed as the IAIS Diversity, Equality & Inclusion champion.

Mrs Rowell has previously represented APRA on various IAIS sub-committees, the Financial Security Board’s Supervisory Intensity and Effectiveness Group and as co-Chair of the Joint Forum Financial Conglomerates Committee.

Prior to joining APRA, Mrs Rowell was a partner at the international consulting firm Towers Perrin; she is also a Fellow and past President of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia.
Nicolette Rubinsztein

Nicolette Rubinsztein

Non-Executive Director, Zurich

About Nicolette

Nicolette is a former President of the Actuaries Institute. She is also a Non-Executive Director and sits on several wealth management boards spanning superannuation, life insurance, technology and health insurance – UniSuper, OnePath Insurance, Class Limited, SuperEd and CBHS Health Fund.
Nick-Callil plenary speaker

Nick Callil

Head of Retirement Solutions, WTW 

About Nick

Nick Callil is Head of Retirement Solutions for Willis Towers Watson Australia and a senior member of the firm’s Australian business. He manages key relationships and provides strategic advice to some of Willis Towers Watson Australia’s largest clients. Nick has worked at Willis Towers Watson and predecessor consulting firms for over 35 years.

Nick leads Willis Towers Watson’s research in the area of retirement strategy, and consults to leading superannuation funds and financial institutions on retirement and related matters, spanning topics such as default investment option design, longevity risk, safe spending rates in retirement, evaluation of retirement income strategies and asset allocation for retirees.  He also consults on risk tolerance modelling, demographic and retirement adequacy analysis, dynamic lifecycle strategies, retirement income projections and the use of fintech to devise retirement strategies and present retirement risks effectively.

Nick is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars in Australia and globally on risk, retirement, investment, and longevity related issues, and is the author of a number of papers on these topics. A qualified actuary, Nick is a member of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA)’s Super System Design Policy Council, and an Adjunct Fellow of Macquarie University’s Applied Finance Centre.

Nick is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia and holds a first class Science degree with Honours in pure and applied mathematics from Monash University.

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.
Elayne Grace

Elayne Grace

CEO, Actuaries Institute Australia

About Elayne

Elayne is CEO of the Actuaries Institute Australia. As an Actuary with over 20 years’ experience, Elayne has worked across a spectrum of industries, including general insurance and consulting. She has provided strategic economic and financial advice on valuations, risk margin analyses, catastrophe modelling, strategic options, M&A and dynamic financial advice.

Prior to the Actuaries Institute Australia, Elayne was an Executive Director at EY where she worked on the climate change portfolio, and a Sustainability Researcher at IAG reporting to the CRO on developing IAG’s climate change and carbon strategy. Elayne also chaired IAG’s emerging risks working group and was responsible for IAG’s role in the analysis of the impact of an emissions trading scheme on the economy.

Hitesh Shah

Hitesh Shah

Member of the Management Board, the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA)

About Hitesh

Hitesh Shah is a current Council member and member of the Management Board at the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA). He is an experienced actuary with 35+ years work experience in markets ranging from UK, NZ, Australia, Asia (and now based in Singapore).

Hitesh now mostly works as an independent non-executive director, where he brings his curiosity, networks and broad perspective; and all his actuarial, financial, strategy and leadership skills to the table.

He is on the board at SCOR Asia Pacific, where he also chairs the audit and risk committee; on 3 boards at IFoA; on council at Singapore Actuarial Society.