Organising Committee

Julie Evans  Julie Evans (Convenor)
Worksafe Victoria

Julie Evans has worked in the injury compensation sphere since 1992, first as a consultant, before moving to WorkSafe Victoria in 2008.

In her time as a consultant Julie worked in general insurance more broadly, but tended to focus on injury compensation. She was also able to take a number of opportunities for overseas secondments.

Starting in an actuarial role at WorkSafe, she went on to lead the Scheme Performance division, before moving into her current role as the Value Delivery Lead in the Transformation program. In 2018 WorkSafe’s headquarters relocated to Geelong, and Julie has now relocated too. No change to the footy team though; she remains an enthusiastic North Melbourne supporter.

Julie is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia and is a serial presenter at conferences such as this.

Gillian Harrex IDSS  Gillian Harrex

Gillian is a Principal of Finity Consulting, where she leads the Melbourne office. Gillian has worked in personal injury compensation for more than 20 years and over that time has worked with many of the government owned compensation schemes, as well as medical indemnity insurers and other insurers in the injury compensation market. She’s passionate about actuaries looking beyond the numbers and providing meaningful insights that can lead to improvements in outcomes for claimants and participants in injury compensation schemes. 

  Vivian Tse
 Dai Liu Dai Liu

Dai is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia with over nine years of experience in the general insurance industry. He has predominately worked in reserving for CTP and workers compensation. Dai also has experience in various other insurance lines of business as well as experience in leading and delivering the actuarial side of major projects with finance and IT. He is currently working at icare as the Acting Chief Actuary. Prior to joining icare, he has worked as Reserving Actuary at Zurich Australia and Manager at KPMG.

Ben Edwards  Ben Edwards
Executive Manager

Ben is an Executive Manager within Quantium’s Insurance business. He leads Quantium’s work in the personal injury and accident compensation sector, using data and analytics to enhance claims management, safety, recovery, and rehabilitation outcomes. Prior to joining Quantium, Ben worked in PwC’s accident compensation team for over eight years, and has worked with a broad range of workers’ compensation schemes, government funds, general insurers and self-insurers.

David Gregory

David Gregory
Managed Fund Actuarial Manager

David has been in the Workers Compensation Actuarial & Analytics team since joining Allianz in late 2014. 
He has been the actuarial manager for the Underwritten business, but now focuses on the Managed Fund operations.  Prior to joining Allianz, David was an actuarial consultant at Finity Consulting.


Kathryn Cannon 


Nelson Vasconcelos
Taylor Fry

Nelson is a Director at Taylor Fry with 15 years of general industry experience, spanning a variety of insurance classes, including workers compensation, CTP, commercial property, motor and liability, and reinsurance. Now specialising in workers compensation and CTP, Nelson has advised insurers, government and scheme regulators, in regards to liability valuations, pricing reviews, monitoring and budgeting.

Nelson is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia, and has worked across several organisations including icare NSW, Zurich Australia and AMP.

 Andrew-HoultramBW Andrew Houltram

Andrew currently manages the actuarial services team at EML, which tracks operational and outcome  performance and provides strategic advice across EML’s workers compensation and personal injury portfolios throughout Australia.

Prior to joining EML, Andrew worked as a consultant to the general insurance industry for more than 15 years, specialising in providing operational advice to Australia’s largest workers compensation self –insurers.  He has a  strong view that actuarial advice to workers compensation stakeholders should generate actionable insights  that can be used to improve outcomes for injured workers and the entities that carry the associated liability.

Like the Convenor, he is a devout follower of AFL football;  in particular the Adelaide Crows.  But he has trouble understanding how any rational person could remain an enthusiastic North Melbourne supporter.

Untitled-10 Sarah Gibson (Secretariat)
Actuaries Institute 
Untitled-11 Zoe Carlyon
Actuaries Institute