2023 Council Members

Naomi Edwards

Naomi Edwards, President

BSc(Hons), Mathematics - First Class Honours, FIAA, FAICD

Naomi Edwards is a highly regarded professional company director. She has chaired listed ASX companies, industry super funds, and not-for-profits. 

Naomi currently sits on the boards of TAL (Australia’s largest life insurer), Propel Funeral Partners and Yarra Funds Management Ltd.

An actuary by training, with an executive background in the financial services industry, Naomi has an Australia wide reputation in the financial services industry, having advised on many major life insurance and funds management acquisitions in Australia and New Zealand. She is a former partner of Deloitte, where she ran the Australian financial services Industry Group. 

Naomi also has a strong reputation in the responsible investing industry, having sat on the Boards of two ASX listed industry leaders – Australian Ethical Investment and Hunter Hall. 

Naomi’s financial analysis and accounting skills are complemented by a strong commercial focus. She contributes strong risk assessment skills to a Board as well as insights into long term strategy in times of uncertainty, particularly in regard to mergers and acquisitions. 

Naomi has a first class honours degree in mathematics from the University of Canterbury.

David Whittle

David Whittle, Senior Vice President


David is the Chief Risk Officer – Advice and Insurance for CBA.  He has had 30 years’ experience in the insurance industry spanning general and life insurance, multinational insurers and consulting firms plus roles in reserving, pricing, underwriting and general management and risk management.  From 2013 to 2018 David was Chief Reserving Actuary for Zurich’s Asia-Pacific general insurance business across nine countries and prior to that he was a KPMG Partner and held senior roles at Allianz Australia.

Win-Li Toh

Win-Li Toh, Vice President


Win-Li is an actuary with more than 25 years of consulting experience in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. She joined Taylor Fry in 2002, and is the Appointed Actuary to several Australian and New Zealand insurers. She has a keen interest in cyber and the role of insurance in mitigating this risk. Win-Li was previously Chair of the Actuaries Institute General Insurance Practice Committee and joined the Board in 2022. She is a regular keynote speaker and facilitator on the general insurance landscape.

Anthony Asher

Anthony Asher


Anthony Asher was an academic at the University of New South Wales from 2011 until October 2020, and now continues his research as Associate Professor. He has divided his working life between practice and academia. Living in Australia from 2003, he first served in the policy and research division of the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority and then as a consulting actuary with Deloitte. His early work in life insurance culminated in four years as Chief Actuary of a medium sized insurer in South Africa. He has also served a variety of other financial service organizations as consultant and director.

Greg Bird

Greg Bird


Greg is a qualified actuary with over 20 years of professional experience in the life insurance, wealth management and investment industries.  He was the Chief Actuary and Chief Investment Officer for Resolution Life Australasia and the Appointed Actuary for AMP Life.  Previously he was Chief Actuary for AMP Group, and has held roles in the areas of finance, risk management and strategy. He is currently a Partner with EY NZ. Greg has worked in Australia, New Zealand, India and the United Kingdom.


Jeffrey Chan


Jeffrey is an actuary with more than 12 years of experience in data and analytics, helping clients to build end-to-end data solutions which result in significant business impact. He has served various industries in corporate, start up, and management consulting environments, including FMCG, retail, government, banking, insurance, and loyalty programs. He is currently part of the team at AIA HK. Jeffrey joined the Young Actuaries Advisory Board (YAAB) in 2020 and was the President of the YAAB in 2021.

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John Maroney


John’s experience includes extensive senior management, Board and consulting roles in superannuation, insurance, Australian and international financial regulation, actuarial and risk management plus managing professional and industry associations. He has been employed by large and small employers and consultants, within the private and public sectors, within Australia and internationally and he also was self-employed for several years while he developed a successful consulting firm. Key roles include CEO of the Actuaries Institute, Australian Government Actuary and Head of Capital and Solvency at the International Association of Insurance Supervisors, which is hosted by the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland.

Alan Merten

Alan Merten


With a background including corporate general management roles in financial services in various countries across APAC, he leads multi-disciplinary teams to help clients improve performance of their businesses. His main area of focus is life insurance and his over 35 years’ experience in broader financial services includes leading or consulting on the full value chain from customer and distribution, through to product and operations as well as the financial aspects of running businesses.


Maathu Ranjan


Maathu is a qualified actuary with over twelve years’ experience in the disability, general insurance and government sectors. She leads the Actuarial Strategic Initiatives team at the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) assisting with the evaluation and delivery of key government initiatives and priorities. Maathu is a keen researcher, winning the Actuaries Institute Melville Prize and the International Actuarial Association’s Bob Alting von Geusau Prize. She is currently pursuing a PhD on a topic of national significance as a Sir Roland Wilson scholar at the ANU.

Scott Reeves

Scott Reeves


Scott is the Head of Underwriting at Munich RE Australia, responsible for leading underwriting teams to deliver technical assessment of Property & Casualty reinsurance deals. As a Fellow of the Actuaries Institute, he has extensive experience in actuarial and non-actuarial roles over more than 30 years. This includes broader roles in reinsurance Client Management, business management in the GI sector, and in consulting outside of insurance. Scott has gained valuable cultural experience through working in Australia, pan-Asia, North America, and Europe.