New ‘mini-podcast’ series builds excitement ahead of Virtual Summit

In the lead up to the 2021 All-Actuaries Virtual Summit, a broad cross-section of industry experts and thought leaders joined the Actuaries Institute Podcast to provide a unique insight into four of the Virtual Summit’s Plenary Sessions, along with their hot tip on what other sessions to look out for.

The punchy ‘mini-podcast’ series delivers short, sharp previews of the key growth and learning opportunities available in the Plenary Program.

#1 – Revolutionary Actuaries at the 2021 All-Actuaries Virtual Summit

To commence the mini-podcasts, a new innovative format for the Institute Podcast, Dee Madigan (Creative Director at Campaign Edge) Queenie Chow (Microinsurance Specialist at Milliman) and Vice President Naomi Edwards provide a sneak peek into the highly anticipated Plenary Revolutionary actuaries?

In the podcast, Dee discusses her background as a creative director and panellist for consumer affairs talk shows, having appeared regularly on GruenSunrise and The Latest, while Naomi and Queenie bring their unique perspective on what it means to be an actuary and the perception of the brand and profession.

The Session, which will also feature Adam Druissi (CEO of Quantium) will take place from 12:00pm-1:00pm on Tuesday 27 April.

Listen to the podcast:

  • Listen to Dee Madigan’s assessment of the actuarial brand
  • Hear from peers about what it means to them to be an actuary

Listen to “Revolutionary Actuaries at the 2021 All-Actuaries Virtual Summit (Mini-Podcasts)” on Spreaker.

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#2 – Gender Inequality in the Retirement Savings Gap

The second episode features David Knox (Global Pension Expert), Tim Jenkins (Partner at Mercer) and Richard Dunn (Consultant at Rice Warner) who discuss the Superannuation Plenary Gender Inequality in the Retirement Savings Gap.

David and Richard share their ideation and research behind the Plenary and why it is important not only for themselves, but for all actuaries, to be invested in closing the gender pay gap.

Tim, David and Richard also discuss which Superannuation Concurrent Sessions they are most looking forward to attending at the Summit.

The Plenary, which will be Chaired by Institute CEO Elayne Grace, will take place from 12:00pm-1:00pm on Thursday 29 April.

Listen to the podcast:

  • Hear more about our expert’s views towards closing the gender pay gap
  • Learn which Superannuation Concurrent Sessions to keep an eye on

Listen to “Gender Inequality in the Retirement Savings Gap – 2021 All-Actuaries Virtual Summit (Mini-Podcasts)” on Spreaker.

Read the transcript

#3 – Recent Developments in Understanding Natural Climate Variability

In the third episode, Tatiana Potemina (Natural Perils Senior Pricing Advisor at Suncorp Group) joins Tim Andrews (Chief Operating Officer of Analytics at Chubb) and Simone Collins (Senior Actuary at Picnic Labs + Picnic Syndicate) to discuss the General Insurance Plenary Recent developments in understanding natural climate variability.

This presentation explores the latest scientific literature on the main drivers of natural climate variability that impact Australia and discusses their relevance to Australian insurers.

In this podcast, Simone, Tatiana and Tim also discuss which General Insurance and broader fields Concurrent Sessions they are looking forward to attending.

The Plenary, which will be Chaired by Ramona Meyricke, will take place from 12:00pm-1:00pm on Wednesday 5 May.

Listen to the podcast:

  • Hear more about our expert’s views towards closing the gender pay gap
  • Learn which Superannuation Concurrent Sessions to keep an eye on

Listen to “Recent Developments in Understanding Natural Climate Variability – 2021 All-Actuaries Virtual Summit (Mini-Podcasts)” on Spreaker.

Read the transcript

#4 – The Role of Directors and Boards – Lessons from the Banking Royal Commission

The fourth and final episode features Ian Laughlin (2018 Actuary of the Year) and Barry Rafe (former Actuaries Institute President). Ian and Barry preview the Leadership and Professionalism Plenary titled Was the misconduct identified in the Banking Royal Commission enabled by directors who didn’t understand the complexity of the businesses they directed?

Barry and Ian will be part of the panel, featuring Louise Davidson, Diana Eilert, Trevor Matthews, Graham Willis and Peter Yates, to discuss the role of boards, directors and meeting legal expectations including questions surrounding:

  • Was the misconduct revealed by the banking Royal Commission caused by directors who did not understand the businesses they directed?

  • Who should be on the boards of complex financial services businesses?

  • How do complex financial services businesses manage the need for diversity of skills on the board with the need for directors to understand the complexity of the businesses they direct?

This session will take place from 12:00pm-1:00pm on Wednesday 12 May.

Listen to the podcast:

  • The role of boards, directors and meeting legal expectations post-Royal Commission

Listen to “The Role of Directors and Boards – Lessons from the Banking Royal Commission – 2021 All-Actuaries Virtual Summit (Mini-Podcasts)” on Spreaker.

Read the transcript

A further eight Plenary Sessions will be delivered at the Virtual Summit. View the full Virtual Summit program here.

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Register today and catch up on all sessions from the 2021 All-Actuaries Virtual Summit.

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