ACTUARIES - Key Persons

Annette King - SVP

Job Titles:
  • Senior Vice President
  • Non - Executive Director at Swiss Re Australia
Annette is a Non-Executive Director at Swiss Re Australia and New Zealand, the Chair and Co-Founder of Galileo Platforms (an insurtech company) and formerly a Non-Executive Director at FNZ (a wealth technology company). She has been a CEO, CMO and CFO working in wealth management, pensions and life insurance for companies such as Manulife, AXA and Mercer. She has lived and worked in Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong. Annette has previously been President of the Life Insurance Association of Singapore and also Council Member for the Singapore Actuarial Society. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Anthony Asher

With almost 40 years of experience on committees, boards and inquiries (much of it in actuarial professional bodies), Anthony's career has been divided between universities and industry with his most recent role as an Associate Professor in the School of Risk & Actuarial Studies at the UNSW. Anthony has published over 200 papers, presentations and articles and has previously been Convenor and Member or numerous Actuaries Institute Committees, Sub-Committees and Task Forces.

Darren Stevens

Darren is a qualified actuary with over 34 years' experience in the financial service sector. His first 10 years were involved in actuarial consulting in the Investment, Superannuation and Life Insurance fields with Mercer and Trowbridge Consulting. Darren then moved into the wider field and held a number of executive positions including Product Management, Strategy, Operations and Marketing for Tower Life and ING Australia. He then spent 11 years working in the FinTech Bravura Solutions as Director of Product Management and Strategy running a global team in the successful launch of its wealth management solutions. Most recently Darren held the position of Head of Superannuation for Mercer Australia before joining MLC Australia in January 2020 as Group Executive Platforms responsible for the management, growth and development of investment platforms in Australia. Darren joined the Council of the Actuaries' Institute in January 2020.

David Whittle

David's current position is Chief Risk Officer, Advice & Insurance at CBA. He has had more than 30 years of experience in the insurance industry in a variety of business and actuarial roles. His career has spanned general and life insurance, three different multinational insurers and three consulting firms, encompassing roles in reserving, pricing, underwriting, risk management and general management. David was previously Chief Reserving Actuary for Zurich's Asia-Pacific general insurance businesses, spanning nine countries, from 2013 until October 2018. Prior to that he was a Partner at KPMG, and before that he headed up Product Management and Pricing at Allianz Australia for five years.

Garvin Tso

Garvin expresses a contemporary take on the traditional commercial and technical skills obtained through his training as an actuary. Passionate about all things data and super, Garvin places Members' Outcome on the forefront of his calling through his work at the startup Laneway Analytics.

Greg Bird

Greg has held Appointed Actuary, Chief Actuary, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Investment Officer roles and over 15 years of board level experience in the insurance, wealth management and investment industries. Greg is currently the Chief Actuary and Chief Investment Officer for Resolution Life Australasia, and prior to this was AMP Group Chief Actuary.

Harrison Gee

Job Titles:
  • Member of the YAAB
  • Actuarial Analyst at the Heron Partnership
  • President of the Young Actuaries Program Victoria and Was Previously Involved With the Monash Actuarial Students Society
  • President, Young Actuaries Program Victoria
Harrison is an actuarial analyst at The Heron Partnership, a boutique actuarial and superannuation consulting firm based in Melbourne. Prior to this, Harrison worked as an Institutional Wealth Analyst at Mercer. Harrison is the current President of the Young Actuaries Program Victoria and was previously involved with the Monash Actuarial Students Society while completing a Science and Commerce double degree at Monash University.

Iris Lun

Job Titles:
  • Co - Founder and Director of 10Life
Iris Lun is Co-founder and Director of 10Life, an insurtech company based in Hong Kong focussed on bringing transparency to insurance consumers. Iris has 20 years of international experience in the insurance industry across Australasia and Europe. Prior to starting 10Life, Iris held various actuarial and business positions at global consulting and life insurance companies including Prudential, ING Group and Towers Watson, covering areas in pricing, valuation, product development, risk management and strategic business management. Iris is a Fellow of the Actuaries Institute Australia and the Actuarial Society of Hong Kong, and holds a combined Bachelor of Commerce (Actuarial Studies) and Arts (Japanese) degree from the University of Melbourne.

Jasmine Nguyen

Job Titles:
  • Member of the YAAB
  • President, Young Actuaries Program Queensland
Jasmine is currently the Convenor of the Young Actuaries Program, a member of the Queensland Actuarial Community Organising Committee and the Student Committee. Heavily involved with societies, Jasmine has a passion to help others and is constantly finding opportunities to satiate her curiosity. Jasmine has recently started her actuarial career joining Suncorp as an Actuarial Analyst in Compulsory Third Party Insurance.

Jefferson Gibbs - President

Job Titles:
  • President
Jefferson is a Senior Partner in KPMG Australia managing a team of over 20 professionals. He has more than 23 years' broad actuarial consulting experience, specialising in General Insurance, self-insurance and corporate risk management. Jefferson has a passion for steering strategy in new areas of product development, which creates opportunity and drives his team and colleagues. He has worked in Australia, New Zealand, the UK and the USA. Through his vast experience Jefferson has been involved in projects with insurers in over 20 insurance jurisdictions around the world. He works for Government clients as well as private sector clients. Jefferson has a depth of experience as an Appointed Actuary, strategy/policy work, peer review, audit assist, reserving and valuations.

Jeffrey Chan

Job Titles:
  • Member of the YAAB
  • President of the Asia YAP
  • President, Young Actuaries Program Asia
Jeffrey Chan (FIAA) is the President of the Asia YAP. He is a Senior Data Scientist in BCG GAMMA with more than 10 years of consulting experience in data commercialization, customer analytics, applied machine learning and personalization. Outside of work, he is a professional wedding host and have hosted more than 50 weddings.

Jia Yi Tan

Jia is a contemporary life insurance actuary with over 10 years of wide-ranging experience across actuarial and non-actuarial roles. She is currently an Executive Manager with Bancassurance, AIA Australia (Secondment) and regularly volunteers. Whilst progressing the corporate jungle, Jia also worked her way up at the Actuaries Institute over the last eight years from being the Convenor of the Young Actuaries Program to now a member of the Life Insurance and Wealth Management Practice Committee. Last year, she was also awarded the ‘Spirit of the Volunteering Award' during National Volunteer Week as part of the Actuaries Institute Volunteer of the Year Awards 2020.

Joyce Wang

Joyce Wang is a Pricing Actuary at AIA Australia and has spent the past 7 years working in the Life Insurance industry with roles in reporting, risk management, group and retail insurance pricing. Joyce has lead the Young Actuaries Program in Victoria in 2019 and 2020. More recently, Joyce was part of the Young Actuaries Advisory Board (YAAB) taskforce and assisted in successfully establishing the YAAB in 2021. Joyce is passionate about volunteering at the Actuaries Institute and would like to continue to listen and advocate for young members' engagement in the Institute, in her capacity as a YAAB member.

Jules Gribble

Jules has over 30 years of professional actuarial and consulting experience, covering a wide range of areas in superannuation, operational risk management, and governance. His current focus is on retirement income. Jules has worked in large organisations, established and developed a successful consulting businesses and been a partner in a 'Big Four' consultancy. He has a long-standing interest in professional and supervisor capacity building, including delivering university courses (including Part II at University of Melbourne for nearly 15 years) and many other capacity programs. Up to the end of 2018 he was with the International Association of Insurance Supervisors and supported the development of international capital standards and then supervisory capacity building (including the IAIS Core Curriculum). Jules was a foundation CERA and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

Mark Samuels

Mark is a consulting actuary at Mercer who joined in 2018 following his move from Scotland to Australia in 2016. He advises trustees and sponsoring employers on their defined benefit and accumulation superannuation plans and provide strategic advice relating to member outcomes requirements. He graduated from Heriot Watt University in Scotland and is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in Australia and the UK. Outside of work I am keen runner and hope to run a marathon on every continent of the world.

Michelle Ng

Michelle has 8 years of experience in the general insurance industry and is currently the Analytics Team Leader at Marsh Advisory. She started volunteering with the Institute as part of the Actuaries Digital Editorial Committee back when there was a not-so-glossy future for the magazine during the switch from print to digital. She has also led the Sydney Young Actuaries Program organising many events geared towards soft skill development. She has a passion for growth and leadership and with YAAB would like to drive programs that ensures younger Actuaries are supported during stages of their career.

Naomi Edwards - VP

Job Titles:
  • Vice President
Naomi is an actuary and a professional company director. Following an executive career with Trowbridge Consulting and then Deloitte, Naomi became involved with the wider actuarial fields, including advising a wide group of environmental organisations. She then embarked on a career as a company director, chairing the listed Australian Ethical Investments and sitting on the boards of funds managers, ASX listed companies and superannuation funds. She is currently Chair of Tasplan Super where she has led the fund through three mergers in the last four years. She joined the Council of the Actuaries' Institute from January 2020.

Queenie Chow

Job Titles:
  • Member of the YAAB
  • President of YAAB
  • President, Young Actuaries Advisory Board
Queenie is the President of YAAB. She likes to call herself an "actuary without borders" - a passionate actuary working in global development and inclusive insurance. Inspired to make insurance accessible to all, Queenie works with the MicroInsurance Centre at Milliman as a Microinsurance Specialist and has worked across countries like Kenya, Togo, China and Philippines etc. Queenie was recently given the "40 under 40: most influential Asian-Australian Awards".

Steve Hui

Steve has over 40 years of experience in the financial and insurance services industry and in public service. He has held executive positions in finance, investment, actuarial and IT areas in Australia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Shanghai and Beijing. Steve is a Fellow and past President (1999/2000) of CPA Australia, Hong Kong China Division. He started his actuarial career in Melbourne in 1975 with National Mutual Life (later integrated into the AXA Group). Steve was transferred to AXA in Asia as their Finance Head in 1994. He has held positions as CFO for AXA China, AIA China and Prudential in China, before setting up his consulting firm Financial Consulting Co Ltd in Hong Kong. Steve is now the advisor to the Hong Kong Insurance Authority on the setting up of the new Solvency Standard in Hong Kong. He was a founding member of the Actuarial Experts Panel and Solvency Standard Committee set up by the China Insurance Regulatory Commission and was Convenor of the China Embedded Value Taskforce with the work culminating in the introduction of mandatory EV reporting in China. Steve was also active in the development of the new solvency standard in China.

Timothy Lam

Job Titles:
  • Member of the YAAB
  • President, Young Actuaries Program NSW
Timothy Lam is currently a Data Analytics Actuary, Life Insurance at Gen Re. Prior to this he spent 4.5 years at KPMG as an Actuarial Manager and worked on a variety of tasks ranging from traditional life insurance to non-traditional systemic risk management engagements. At the Actuaries Institute, he currently leads the Young Actuaries Program in NSW, is a member of the inaugural Young Actuaries Advisory Board and the Horizon Scan 2035 Task Force.