until 2008 Tony was Chief Risk Officer and Group Actuary of Insurance Australia
Group (IAG), reporting to IAG’s CEO and a member of IAG’s Group Executive (IAG
is the largest underwriter of property and casualty insurance in Australia
and New Zealand). During his tenure in that role, Standard & Poors
recognised the quality of the risk management function lead by Tony by rating
IAG as one of only seven insurers in the world (out of some 250 rated globally) to
have “Excellent” risk management processes, the highest rating possible.
joining IAG, Tony was a Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Australia.
His 15 year career at PwC included management roles leading large teams
and building significant businesses of the firm, as well as a diverse range of
business valuation, corporate finance and advisory work for both public and
private sector clients.
Tony is a
past President of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia (IAAust) and a former
winner of the IAAust’s “Actuary of the Year” award. He has also held leadership
roles in the International Actuarial Association (IAA), including chairing the
IAA Enterprise & Financial Risk Committee from 2007 to 2010 and leading the
IAA’s response to the Global Financial Crisis in discussions on behalf of the
IAA with the Joint Forum, the Bank of International Settlements (BIS), the
International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) and the International
Monetary Fund (IMF).
years, Tony has also been active in building better engagement on the climate
change and carbon issue in government, the community and business by working
extensively on this issue with eminent scientists, business leaders, NGOs and
government. This has included working at various times with World Wildlife Fund
(WWF), the Australian Business Roundtable, Al Gore’s Generation Investment
Management, as an independent Director of the Antarctic Climate & Ecosystem
Co-Operative Research Centre.
University awarded Tony an Honorary Doctor of Business Degree in 2011 in
recognition of his contributions to risk management, institutional investment
and climate change.