All Presenters General Insurance

Presenters General Insurance


Stephen Connors, QBE / FSAA

Presenting Module 1, Introduction and Overview  Stephen is currently working with QBE. He is a chartered accountant and has been working in the Insurance industry for over 12 years (with 15 years in total in accounting and audit). He has spent the majority of his career in professional services providing assurance and advisory services to various parts of the insurance sector, including; general insurers, life insurers, brokers, and other intermediaries. He recently spent five years as a Director at Deloitte in Sydney, with the six years prior to this also in insurance external audit in the Netherlands and Bermuda. Stephen is a member and graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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Justin Han, Deloitte

Presenting Module 2, General Insurance Liabilities Valuation  Justin is currently a Consultant at Deloitte, within the Actuaries and Consultants team. Justin’s work at Deloitte has spanned across a variety of sectors including life, health and general insurance, superannuation, banking, catastrophe modelling and risk. Specifically within the general insurance sector, his focus has been in on-the-ground, technical general insurance valuations and reporting (FCR/AVR) in supporting an Appointed Actuary role for a Farm Insurer which covers both short and long-tailed risks including motor, householders and liability insurance.

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Gokul Chandrasekaran, Finity Consulting

Presenting Module 3, Dynamic Financial Analysis   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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Alvin Seto, Munich Re

Presentng Module 3, Dynamic Financial Analysis   Alvin is currently an Underwriter at Munich Re, responsible for the Property excess of loss and proportional treaties in the Australia and New Zealand market. He has over 8 years of experience in the reinsurance industry, across pricing, underwriting, reinsurance structure optimization and natural perils modelling, for both Property and Liability classes of business.

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David Ji, KPMG

Presenting Module 4, Reporting under AASB 17 – Insurance Contracts    David is a Manager in KPMG Australia’s CFO Advisory practice, supporting the IFRS Advisory Team as insurance specialist in Melbourne.  He worked on the insurance project both at the AASB and the IASB before joining KPMG, and was involved in developing IFRS 17 at the latter. Before joining the Melbourne CFO Advisory’s IFRS & Deals team, David provided technical accounting advice to auditors as a member of KPMG’s Department of Professional Practice.

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Ewan Blackledge, Deloitte

Presenting Module 5, Management and Performance Reporting   Ewan is currently a manager the financial services audit practice at Deloitte Australia, covering general insurance clients. He recently joined this practice from Deloitte UK’s insurance audit practice, where he covered a variety of insurance clients including both retail general insurance and Lloyds Syndicates.

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Kudzi Tagwireyi, Hollard Insurance

Presenting Module 6, Regulation of the Insurance Industry  Kudzi is an accomplished and experienced Finance expert with vast exposure to challenging and complex functions, with a focus on commercial outcomes and team building. His experience is international, spanning from Zimbabwe in Southern Africa, United Kingdom, USA and Australia with most of it spent in Insurance and Investment management portfolios. He is a Chartered Accountant and a highly technical insurance accounting expert with a passion for sharing his knowledge and experience within teams he works in and with the Insurance Industry at large. Currently, he is a Head of Finance – Business Partnering at The Hollard Insurance Company Pty Ltd. Outside work, he enjoys family time with his wife and children as well as playing soccer during the relevant season.
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