Interview

A different road to success - Interview with Martin Fry

After an eventful 43-year career, Taylor Fry Principal Martin Fry looks back on a lifetime of quiet achievement, his passionate aversion to hierarchy and the guru that inspires him to this day.

Q&A with QBE Chief Risk Officer Mark Baxter

From volunteering to travelling the world and forging a successful and inspiring career, Mark Baxter (Actuary, CRO for QBE Aus and NZ and one of Deloitte's Outstanding 50 LGBTI Leaders of 2018) talks to Adrian Letilovic about mentoring, visibility and LGBTI inclusion.

Inspiring Change: Interview with Actuary and Director at the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)

In this Q&A, Meng shares why she loves working in "revolutionary disability reform", and the advice that changed how she approaches work and measures success. All ahead of her talk at the upcoming Young Actuaries Conference (YAC)!

Asia Tour 2018 Report Part 2: Shanghai

Kitty Chan reflects on the Institute’s 2018 Asia Tour in Shanghai, including an interview with Shanghai-based actuaries Yu Sun (EY) and Minnie Tian (Minsheng Life Insurance).

Volunteering for good – Q&A with the 2017 President’s Award recipient

Andrew Boal, Willis Towers Watson Regional Head of Australasia is one of the Institute’s longest serving volunteers. We asked what he’s learned after nine years as a Committee Convenor, and why he continues to serve as a volunteer.

Q&A on 2017 ERM Seminar: Responding to Risk

On Wednesday 13 September the Actuaries Institute, with support from the Risk Management Practice Committee, held the ninth Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Seminar. The conference was held the Forum at the Actuaries Institute’s Sydney offices and included an impressive range speakers and strong media coverage. Here, Nick Cowdery, from the Seminar organising committee, speaks with newly appointed Chief Risk Officer Colin Weir about his view of the Seminar content and its value to those in a CRO role.

Interview with new Banking Practice Committee Convenor - Jason Slade

Jason Slade became Convenor of the Banking Practice Committee in April following the resignation of Phil Everett. Actuaries Digital interviewed Jason to find out a bit more about the man charged with delivering the Part III banking course and his vision for the profession engaged in banking.

Q&A with 2017 Actuaries Summit Presenters Martin Mulcare and Rick Gilmore

Martin Mulcare from Etiam interviews Rick Gilmore, founder of Good Company Coaching, on why remaining relevant is the core challenge of our time, and what to do about it. Martin and Rick will be presenting on Day One of the 2017 Actuaries Summit.

Perspectives of a young actuary

Xun Chun Tee, a 2016 graduate of ANU, discusses with current student Felix Ryan his experiences studying actuarial and the challenges and opportunities actuaries face in the coming years.

Beat the Geek: Actuarial tips on AFL and NRL this season

Taylor Fry is celebrating the 10th year of its 'Beat the Geek' AFL and NRL tipping competition which pits tipsters skills against the expert modelling power of an actuarial and analytics firm. Here, Graham Taylor lets us in on common tipster habits, what works and of course, who will win the 2017 premierships!

David Morrison, 2016 Australian of the Year on ‘Empowering Leadership’

[VIDEO] In anticipation of the 2017 CPD Tour, we interviewed General David Morrison AO, 2016 Australian of the Year, who shared his thoughts about leadership and the key themes for the tour.

New products in cyber insurance

[VIDEO]: Sharanjit Paddam, Principal at Deloitte Actuaries & Consultants, interviews Emma Osgood – Senior Underwriter for Cyber Liability at Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance on Cyber Insurance.

Permission to fail is key to success - an interview with Hollard CEO Richard Enthoven

[VIDEO]: An aggressive risk appetite and “allowing people to fail” has been key to CEO Richard Enthoven’s success. Here, he reflects on Hollard’s appetite for innovation and why actuaries will 'have a field day' in the next ‘blockbuster’ moment coming for the insurance industry.

Part 3 success stories

Kitty Leung interviews last semester’s top scoring prize winners on the rollercoaster ride that is studying for Part 3 Exams. The four prize winners, now working for Macquarie Bank, ChinaLife P&C, KPMG and EY, reveal their stories of gruelling study, hard work and success.

Actuary campaigns for ‘Better Bennelong’ in 2016 Election

With the date set for the Federal Election, Martin Mulcare is ramping up his campaign to run as an independent candidate in the safe Liberal seat of Bennelong. Here, he outlines his political motivations as Australia grapples with housing affordability, health and economic challenges a week on from the Budget.

I am an Actuary

Deciding which direction to take your career path in can be tricky. We asked eight qualified practitioners how they came to be actuaries and why they love their work.

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Actuaries and Political Life

Actuary Helen McLeod will run against Josh Frydenberg in the next Federal Election in the blue-ribbon Liberal seat of Kooyong, Victoria. Here, Natalie Warren speaks to her about why she’s motivated to run for office (again) and why more actuaries should get involved in politics.

NDIS update from the Scheme Actuary

[VIDEO]: Five minutes with the Scheme Actuary of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Sarah Johnson, following her Plenary talk on Scheme Trial Site progress.

Improving the health of ageing workforces - Q&A with Caroline Howe

Five minutes with Dr Caroline Howe, a leading consultant and researcher with a focus on Ageing Well at Work.

Risk on the Rails – Q&A with Jason Breton

Downer Rail’s General Manger Jason Breton uses all the data he can lay his hands on when dealing with project finance uncertainty. Here, he gives a taste of his upcoming Keynote presentation at the 2015 ERM Seminar.

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