Dipping into Diversity – ‘sound bites of thought’ – From tick boxes to genuine inclusion

Here, Helena McGeorge, Member of the Institute’s Diversity and Inclusion Working Group, discusses an article on inclusion and authenticity in the workplace.

Diversity and Inclusion, how can we make a difference?

In a recent conversation with Suzanne Patten, Justine Whitaker, the Senior Manager at IAG for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging, shared her views and practical tips of how we all can make a difference.

Under the Spotlight - Simon Guthrie

Read about Simon Guthrie's colourful career as he moved from non-traditional actuarial work in industry to academia, where he is now a Senior Lecturer at Macquarie University. He shares his personal thoughts including some useful insights for the next generation of actuaries.

Fast five with Fintechs - Anorak

In this instalment of 'Fast five with Fintechs', we ask Chen Suthersan about the highs and lows of working in a startup and find out about his ambition to see his automated life insurance advice platform be an ‘always on’ protection companion taking the pulse of consumer’s protection status and empowering them to be in control.

Becoming an effective communicator

One of the most valuable strengths to have as an actuary is great communication skills. In this article, Tim Lam outlines the importance of difficult professional conversations and how the upcoming YAP event can help you become an effective communicator. 

Q&A with Deputy Chief Actuary at Medibank, Adam Stolz

We ask Deputy Chief Actuary and General Manager Pricing at Medibank, Adam Stolz, what it was like working on the Vitality program by AIA in Australia, and about the big challenges and opportunities facing the health insurance industry.

President's Report to Members - September 2018 Council Meeting

President Barry Rafe covers the key issues discussed and the decisions made at the Actuaries Institute Council meeting held on 3 September 2018.

Actuaries Digital download and print edition - September 2018

Welcome to our round-up of the articles posted on Actuaries Digital during September 2018.

How to save our healthcare system - Actuaries Podcast

Join Actuary turned doctor, Raymond Yeow and distinguished doctor and social venture entrepreneur, Kevin Cheng - a specialist in chronic disease management and integrated care - as they discuss future models of healthcare on the podcast.

Changing minds - CEO Column

Elayne Grace CEO reflects on biases, the need to truly listen and the importance of creating space where new evidence can grow.

Climate Change Blog - September 2018

The third instalment of our Climate Change Blog summarises news relating to physical risk – an area which is never out of the news for very long. David Hudson covers crop insurance, increasing rain storms in Australia, floods, and physical risks in banking and much more.

How can the government better use data? - The Dialogue podcast

The Institute’s latest Dialogue thought leadership paper explores where better outcomes can be delivered and significant savings can be made in social welfare through better data analytics.

The Critical Line - Volume 24

Jevon serves up a new type of wordy puzzle for you to unscramble while Dan sifts through 11 responses to find our Volume 23 winner!

Leading the profession in general insurance

Tackling the big issues in the general insurance industry, representing actuaries and motivating a group of volunteers has been the remit of IAG’s Tim Clark for the last five years.


What’s the Mental Health problem in Travel Insurance?

Bill Konstantinidis and Michael Storozhev discuss the growing understanding of mental health issues particularly in travel insurance and how actuaries can drive change in the industry.

When analytics projects go wrong - Normal Deviance

Many organisations have seen big-ticket analytics projects turn into a morass of expense, confusion and lacklustre results. While some mistakes are unavoidable, there are ways to make the best of such experiences.


Proud to be me - Q&A with Actuary at IAG, Michael Liu

Michael Liu, Senior Manager in the IAG Predictive Modelling team migrated to Sydney at nine years old from China. Here, he discusses his proud heritage and what he's learned about cultural diversity.

Under the Spotlight - Daniel Cooper

This week, Head of Consulting and Research at Lorica Health, Daniel Cooper goes Under the Spotlight. The former gridiron quarterback shares details of his actuarial journey and how he balances work, family and fitness.

Under the Spotlight - Annette King (Councillor)

Councillor Annette King describes herself as a leader, future-focussed, client and people-centred, change agent, energetic and authentic. Read about how all these qualities are reflected in her professional and personal journey as an actuary. 

Mental health matters for private health insurance

Andrew Matthews and Brendan Pon outline reforms to psychiatric waiting periods within private health insurance and how this sits within the broader need to address growing mental ill-health treatment in Australia.