2023 Council Members


Naomi Edwards

Naomi Edwards, President

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

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 Board of the Actuaries Institute from January 2020.



David Whittle

David Whittle, Senior Vice President

FIAA, BSc(Hons), BEc, GAICD

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.



Win-Li Toh

Win-Li Toh, Vice President

FIA, FNZSA, FIAA

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, assisting them to meet regulatory requirements and offering strategic advice. She also advises self-insurers and government workers compensation schemes. Win-Li is Chair of the General Insurance Practice Committee, which supports the strategic direction of the Actuaries Institute and promotes the general insurance profession. She also presents educational courses and training for boards and regulators, among others, and is a regular keynote speaker and facilitator on the general insurance landscape.



Anthony Asher

Anthony Asher

FIAA, FASSA

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 Chair and Member of numerous Actuaries Institute Committees, Sub-Committees and Task Forces. 





Greg Bird

Greg Bird

FIAA, CERA

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.





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Jeffrey Chan

FIAA

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. His latest position was Head of Advanced Analytics for DFI Retail Group, a  retail conglomerate based in Hong Kong with operations across Asia. 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

FIAA

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

FIAA, FNZSA, FSAS

Alan is a Financial Services Partner and part of the Actuaries & Consultants group. With a background including corporate general management roles in financial services in various countries, he leads multi-disciplinary teams to help clients improve performance of their businesses. His main area of focus is life insurance and his 30 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.


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Maathu Ranjan

FIAA

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

FIAA

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.


Jia Yi Tan

Jia Yi Tan

FIAA

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 Chair of the Young Actuaries Program to now a member of the Life Insurance and Wealth Management Practice Committee. She was awarded the ‘Spirit of the Volunteering Award' during National Volunteer Week as part of the Actuaries Institute Volunteer of the Year Awards in 2020.