At Actuaries Digital, our focus is to provide quality, relevant and timely content to our readership.

Our ambitious vision is to be the first port of call for the actuarial profession and for the people working in the industries being served by actuaries. We want to do our part in promoting the profession and be the platform for actuaries to showcase their talent and thought leadership for their industries.

When you arrive at your desk or pick up your laptop to begin a day’s work, we want to be the first website you visit to catch up with the news and views.

We’re also always keen to hear your feedback, so tell us what you think by emailing ActuariesMag@actuaries.asn.au.

Chief Editor, Kirsten Armstrong

Kirsten is a Principal at Taylor Fry and is a Fellow of the Actuaries Institute. She has experience in more than 25 countries, is a Board Director of disability provider Northcott, and was recognised as one of the AFR’s 100 Women of Influence in 2019. Kirsten previously worked as a member of the Executive Team for the Fred Hollows Foundation where she pioneered ways to improve program impact and attract investors to help blindness around the world. She has had a long and active history with the profession, is currently a member of the Actuaries Institute’s Health Practice Committee and the COVID-19 Working Group, and was previously a lecturer on the Commercial Actuarial Practice course. Kirsten was one of the first actuaries profiled in the 2014 See what we see campaign and in the same year directly contributed to the Institute’s public policy work as co-author of the 2014 Green Paper Who will fund our health?

Climate Risk Editor, Clarissa Dharma

Clarissa works within Macquarie Bank’s Infrastructure and Real Assets division on products and fundraising. She is the Actuaries Digital lead for the Institute’s Climate Risk Working Group. Clarissa is also a Fellow of the Institute. Previously, Clarissa worked at EY in the actuarial consulting practice.  

General Insurance Editor, Amitoz Gill

Amitoz is Head of Pricing and Advanced Analytics at Avant Mutual. A Fellow of the Institute since 2011, Amitoz has worked in a range of roles in the general insurance industry across reserving, pricing and capital management.

General Insurance Editor, Joseph Hoang-Luu

Joseph is a manager at KPMG Australia, where he focusses on applying an actuarial lens across non-traditional sectors such as transport, energy, telecommunications, and other infrastructure. Joseph is the Actuaries Digital lead for the Institute’s General Insurance Practice Committee. Creativity and simplicity are ideals that he champions in his day to day work.

Student Editor, Lucky Joeng

Lucky is a Part II actuarial student at Macquarie University who is collaborating with other actuarial students and University Actuarial Student Societies on student columns on a range of topics, and articles to help explain pathways under the new Education Program. Lucky is a UNSW alumni who graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor of Telecommunications Engineering/Master of Biomedical Engineering. He is also the Founding Tutor of Rabbit Rabbit Education where he tutors in mathematics.

Data Analytics Editor, Hugh Miller

Hugh is a Principal at Taylor Fry and is the Institute’s 2021 Actuary of the Year. He is a Fellow of the Institute, part of the Institute’s Public Policy Council Committee and pens the column ‘Normal Deviance’. Focusing primarily on the social sector, Hugh uses data in actuarial and advanced analytics projects to improve government policy across employment, welfare, disability and homelessness. This work has helped break ground in the way governments approach investment in society’s most vulnerable communities.

Superannuation and Investments Editor, Rein van Rooyen

Rein is the Head of Investment Performance & Data at QSuper as well as an Actuarial Educator for the Institute. Rein serves on the International Actuarial Association Education Committee, the Institute’s Education Council Committee, the Superannuation, Projections and Disclosures Subcommittee as well as the Young Actuaries Program Committee. He is also the Chair of the Investment Management and Finance Faculty of the Institute. 

Health Editor, Zachary Tirrell

Zachary is a member of the Institute’s Actuarial Education team, a casual senior consultant at Quantium Health and a scholarship-holding candidate at the Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy. He a Fellow of the Institute and is the Actuaries Digital lead for the Institute’s Health Practice Committee.

HQ Editors

Katrina McFadyen

Katrina is the Executive General Manager, Communications and Marketing at the Actuaries Institute, she has been continuously involved with the production of Actuaries Digital since 2002 including when she lived in the Middle East from 2008-2010. Katrina has overall responsibility for the development, recommendation and implementation of communication strategies which ensure the Institute reaches Members and targeted industry segments with information that serves and anticipates their needs.

Richard Bannon

Richard is the Senior Communications and Marketing Specialist at the Actuaries Institute. He contributes to the delivery of progressive communications strategies and associated products and services to promote ‘brand Actuary’ and ensure that members’ experiences positively impact the Institute’s growth and position in the market. He writes and produces video and audio to support Institute campaigns and coordinates the production of Actuaries Digital.

Kitty Chan

Kitty is the Liaison Manager, Asia at the Actuaries Institute. She is based in Hong Kong and focuses on the Institute’s Asia-based members in Hong Kong, China, Singapore and Malaysia. She previously practised in General Insurance in Sydney and lived in Taipei and Singapore before relocating back to Hong Kong.