All GI Intermediate Course Presenters

GI Intermediate Course Presenters


Rob Westwood, PwC

Presenting Introduction & Module 1 - Insurance Accounting  Rob is an External Audit Manager at PwC in Sydney. He has 9 years of professional services experience in the Financial Services industry. Since joining PwC in 2015, Rob has worked with clients in the Life, General and Health insurance sectors in both the UK and Australia, including auditing some of the largest insurers across Europe and Australia.

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Jurgen Hoffman

Presenting Module 5 - Reinsurance  Jurgen brings 35 years’ experience in the finance sector. Most recently Jurgen held the position of Head of Insurance Risk at the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) in their Risk and Data Analytics Division having spent 15 years at the statutory authority.  Prior to APRA, Jurgen held senior positions within the insurance industry for companies such as Allianz, Gerling and QBE. He also lectured at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) for 8 years on Reinsurance, and is a strong supporter of ongoing education. Jurgen holds a Bachelor of Business degree from UTS, is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) and joined ANZIIF’s Reinsurance Faculty Advisory Board in 2012.  He is currently serving as a committee member of the Reinsurance International Study Course and Reinsurance Discussion Group in Sydney. 
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Gokul Chandrasekaran, Finity Consulting

Presenting Module 6 - Control Cycle   Gokul is a Senior Consultant based in Finity’s Sydney office, with over 8 years of General Insurance Consulting experience. He is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (FIA) UK. Gokul’s experience ranges from reserving and capital modelling to catastrophe modelling and reinsurance optimisation. He has worked on client assignments in territories across the globe in UK, EU, India, North Africa, South East Asia, South America and Australia.

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