Actuary speaks on depression, FSI and a Super Industry “Cold War”

Following Plenary 4 at the Actuaries Summit heard about the career lessons of Trevor MatthewsFred Rowley and Melinda Howes, Institute HQ’s Stephanie Quine caught up with actuary and Finity Consulting Principal Geoff Atkins.

Geoff reflects on difficult times throughout his career and what he learned from his experience with depression. A secondee to the Financial System Inquiry (FSI) Secretariat in 2014 along with fellow actuary Brad Parry, Geoff offers insight into the strong impression actuaries made throughout the Inquiry. 

With his wealth of experience in the life and general insurance space, Geoff describes the tension that exists between funds in the superannuation industry and why this has come about.

If you think that you, or someone you know, may be suffering from depression you can visit beyondblue or call Lifeline for confidential and immediate crisis support on 13 11 14.


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