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?

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.

Risk Management Editor, Clement Peng

 

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.

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.

Climate Risk Co-Editor, Jim O’Donnell

Jim’s career has been in life insurance and superannuation initially with AMP and then with APRA. Jim has a strong interest in sustainability and climate change in particular.

Climate Risk Co-Editor, Stephanie Wong

Stephanie is a Business Risk Modelling Manager with over a decade of experience in pricing, analytics, reserving and capital across general and life insurance. Stephanie is interested in climate risk and sustainability and is part of the Institute’s Climate Risk Working Group.

Super and Investments, Terence Leung

Terence is a Senior Actuary at Australian Retirement Trust and a Fellow of the Actuaries Institute. He has worked in a range of superannuation consulting roles across corporate, industry and public sector funds. Terence is also a member of various subcommittees reporting to the Superannuation and Investments Practice Committee.

Wealth Management, Tian Lim

Tian works in the Model Risk team at Macquarie Group. He is a Fellow of the Institute and has previously been involved in a range of consulting projects within the risk management and retirement practice areas.

Diversity & Inclusion Editor, Ayeeda Akhand

Ayeeda is the Actuaries Digital lead for the Institute’s Diversity and Inclusion Working Group and is a Fellow of the Institute. She has worked in the life insurance industry in corporate, regulatory and consulting roles.

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.

HQ Editors

 

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.