Tony Coleman
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Tony Coleman joined LEA in 2008 and is active in the provision of advice to LEA clients over a diverse range of issues. He also holds a number of senior roles with leading Australian and international organisations including:


  • Non-Executive Director of AMP Life Limited (& Chairman of the Audit Committee)
  • Non-Executive Director of Low Carbon Australia 
  • Non-Executive Director of Max BUPA Health Insurance Limited (in India) 
  • Adjunct Professor at Macquarie University Business & Economics Faculty; and 
  • Member of the Insurance Working Group of the International Accounting Standards Board   


From 2000 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.

Prior to 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).

In recent 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.

Macquarie University awarded Tony an Honorary Doctor of Business Degree in 2011 in recognition of his contributions to risk management, institutional investment and climate change.
Doctorate of Business (honoris causa) (Hon DBus) | Macquarie University

Master of Business Administration (MBA) | Macquarie University
Winning the Allen Knott Memorial Award for Best Overall Performance in his year for the MBA degree

Bachelor of Arts (BA) | Macquarie University

Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD)

Fellow of the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries (UK) (FIA)

Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia (FIAA)

Former President of Institute of Actuaries of Australia (in 2001)

Executive Development Courses at Harvard University (2000) and Stanford University (2008)
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