Annette  King photo Annette King - Plenary Committee
Non-Executive Director, FNZ
2022 President of the Actuaries Institute

Annette King joined the Actuaries Institute board in 2018. She is an experienced actuary, company director, and previously CEO, with over 30 years’ experience in financial services across Asia-Pacific. 

Prior to becoming a non-executive director, Annette had a successful track record as a CEO, CFO and CMO of significant financial institutions, as well as being a founder/entrepreneur. Annette has served large multi-national companies (Swiss Re, AXA, Manulife, Mercer) and fintech companies (AFG, FNZ, Galileo Platforms).  Her focus is on business growth through differentiated client experience, organizational culture and innovation via digital and technology enablement.  In addition to responsibilities in Australia and New Zealand, Annette has lived and worked for 14 years in Asia.

She serves on the boards of Swiss Re, MLC Superannuation/NULIS, Australian Finance Group (ASX: AFG), U Ethical Investors, Galileo Platforms and the Actuaries Institute.  She was previously President of the Life Insurance Association of Singapore, served on the Singapore Actuarial Society and the Hong Kong Advisory Committee for the AICD.  

She is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and has a Bachelor of Economics from Macquarie University. She is a member of AICD’s APRA Forum and a member of Chief Executive Women.


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Chris Dolman

Chris Dolman is currently Executive Manager, Data and Algorithmic Ethics at IAG, helping to ensure that modern decision making algorithms and other advanced uses of data are designed and implemented in an ethical, responsible and thoughtful way. Prior to this, Chris held a variety of senior management positions in the insurance industry and consulting, in Australia and the UK. Chris is a Fellow of the Actuaries Institute, a Gradient Institute Fellow, an Affiliate of the ANU’s HMI project, and an active member of both the Data Analytics and General Insurance practice committees.


Brian Lenehan

Brian works as Lead Underwriting for IAG, NZ’s largest general insurer. He is an actuary with experience in insurance underwriting, pricing and analytics coupled with broad governance expertise across multi-national insurance businesses in NZ and overseas.

In 2020 Brian received a Distinguished Service Award from the NZ Society of Actuaries. Brian has been Co-Chair of the life insurance committee of the NZ Financial Services Council, and is a long-standing member of the Professional Conduct Committee of the NZ Society of Actuaries.

Alan Merten

Alan Merten

Alan is the lead Partner for Actuarial & Insurance Solutions in Australia, based in Sydney, where he specialises in leading and contributing to multi-disciplinary teams as an industry expert on key business opportunities and challenges.  As a qualified actuary he has always applied his technical and financial expertise in the insurance industry to advise or lead businesses to improve their performance.

His 35 years’ experience is across consulting and insurance and wealth management executive leadership roles.  His main corporate roles have been in insurance general management and he has covered the full value chain from customer and distribution, through to product and operations as well as the Appointed Actuary, assurance and other financial aspects of running businesses.

He has worked with Boards, senior executives, regulators and industry bodies in most markets in APAC and has lived with his family in Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore and Europe.  He has recently become a non-executive director of the Actuaries Institute of Australia.

Relevant experience:

  • A variety of assurance, regulatory and risk related engagements including Appointed Actuary roles
  • Trustee and Responsible Officer roles in insurance/wealth management organisations
  • Expert Actuary on portfolio transfers in multiple markets
  • Risk and Capital Management Framework development and assurance reviews
  • Review of insurer product governance practices
  • Product and distribution expert in remediation programmes
  • Market entry and business startup advisory and management roles
  • SME in Deloitte’s regulatory-driven investigation major life insurer claims practices
  • Extensive buy- and sell-side M&A experience involving strategic, product, distribution, actuarial and reinsurance due diligence
  • Expert dispute support relating to reinsurance treaties
Ada Tong

Ada is currently Product Director of Property Data Solutions at Domain - she started her career as a GI actuary, before moving into analytics + data science, and most recently she has re-invented herself as a product manager. She has worked in Asia + Australia and has worked in airlines, loyalty programs, banking, insurance, retail and property.  It all sounds pretty diverse and random but the theme that pulls her career together has been "doing all the things that actually makes data useful".
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Alexander Wong FSA
Group Chief Actuary

Mr. Alexander Wong is the Group Chief Actuary for HSBC Life, responsible for overseeing all aspects of actuarial management across all HSBC global insurance manufacturing operations across Asia, Europe and America, and the global Actuarial Center of Excellence (ACE). He has over 20 years of experiences in Life Insurance across Hong Kong, Taiwan and US. He is an active participant in insurance industry development. He serves as the Industry leader for Life Industry Focused Group (IFG) during the ongoing HK Risk-Based Capital (RBC) consultation. Alex is also a member of the Hong Kong Insurance Implementation Support Group (HKIISG) selected by HKICPA advising on the implementation of IFRS 17. He is currently the deputy chairman of HKFI LIC Task Force on Risk-based capital (RBC) Framework and a member of the Hong Kong Academy of Finance (AoF).

Immediately before his appointment in 2021, Alex was the Asia Chief Actuary covering actuarial management across HSBC entities across Asia. Before that, he was the Chief Actuary for Hang Seng Insurance, leading the actuarial function for the 2nd largest HSBC insurance entities globally between 2016 and 2018; and Head of Actuarial & Risk Analytics up until 2015, leading one of the two global centers of excellence of insurance risk and actuarial for HSBC Insurance. With a team of close to 80 risk and actuarial professionals, he has led the delivery of a wide range of actuarial services including valuation across various bases (statutory, IFRS, and economic capital), pricing, Prophet modelling, reinsurance, stress testing and risk analytics to the two major insurance companies in Hong Kong (HSBC Insurance and Hang Seng Insurance), with various supports to other Asia Pacific sites including China, Singapore, Malaysia and India.

Before joining HSBC in 2011, Alex was the Vice President and Appointed Actuary for Nan Shan Life Insurance in Taiwan and served as council member in the Actuarial Institute of Chinese Taipei.  Since 2019 he has been serving as council member for ASHK.