The key objective of the RM FAB is to act as a peak body of experienced and talented experts in the field of Risk Management, unified in its commitment to help ANZIIF provide meaningful service to enhance the professionalism, ethics and community standing of those working in this sector.
Claire Young - Chair
Executive Manager, Business Operations & Risk
Claire was also the winner of the 2008 ANZIIF Peter Corrigan Award, where she had the opportunity to travel to Singapore to study local strategies to maximise attraction and retention of key personnel in the Singapore Insurance Industry and look for synergies and strategic alignment back in Australia.
Claire has an MBA from Deakin University, a Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Services, and Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours from Staffordshire University and is an ANZIIF Fellow.
Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA)
Sandra has over 20 years insurance industry experience primarily in reinsurance, but has also included roles in underwriting, project management, and more recently in risk management. She has developed and implemented risk management frameworks and culture in insurance and financial planning, business continuity and crisis management plans, and facilitated many risk identification workshops at both company and project levels.
After a decade spent in country Victoria where she was involved in economic and community development and also lectured for RMIT, she returned to city life in Melbourne to take up a position with APRA where she is responsible for prudential oversight of a portfolio of general insurers.
Chief Executive Officer
Kai is a highly experienced global insurance leader who started his career at Lloyds of London and has since then accumulated more than 35 years of experience working in Australasia, Asia, North America, the Middle East and Switzerland.
He has a deep passion for the risk and insurance sector and a desire to change society's perception of the industry by transforming the overall insurance journey and greatly improving the value of protection offered to insurance buyers.
Prior to co-founding Vallum Kai, he spent almost 10 years as an Executive at Zurich Australia where he built its successful Global Corporate business and most recently held the role of General Manager for New Zealand.
He is a former Board Member of the Insurance Council of New Zealand and sits on ANZIIF's New Zealand Management Advisory Board as well as its Risk Management Faculty Advisory Board. He is also a founding member of Insurtech New Zealand.
Associate Director, Insurance Ratings
S&P Global Ratings
Natasha is the Managing Director of Hall Advisory Services Pty Ltd, a boutique governance, risk management and compliance consultancy. Hall Advisory employs a number of specialist consultants with a background in regulatory compliance, risk management and corporate governance.
Natasha has extensive practical experience in risk management and regulatory compliance across the financial services sector, including senior positions at KPMG Australia, S&P Global Ratings and APRA. While she specialises in insurance and superannuation, Natasha also consults broadly on governance, risk management and compliance matters across the financial services, government agency and corporate sectors.
Natasha holds an MBA (Executive), Master of Applied Finance, Master of Insurance and Risk Management, Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Economics) and certification as a Professional Risk Manager.
iO2 Insurance Group
Joel Laventure has over 26 years of experience in the General Insurance industry. In addition to Australia, Joel has lived and worked in insurance markets all over the globe, including Asia, North America, and Europe.
Joel holds an MBA (Insurance) and is a Fellow of ANZIIF (Australian & New Zealand Institute of Insurance & Finance). Prior to founding the iO2 Insurance Group, a risk consultancy and insurance broking practice in 2016, Joel held senior management and executive positions with some of the largest global insurers worldwide, including Allianz, Chubb, and QBE.
Currently an ASIC Responsible Manager, Joel is a passionate member of the Australian Insurance industry, and a strong advocate for the promotion of risk management as a core discipline for insurance intermediaries.
National Portfolio Manager, Commercial Property, Construction and Engineering
Adam has 29 years of experience in the Australian insurance market spanning insurance and reinsurance, both nationally and internationally. As of 2016, Adam holds the role as National Portfolio Manager, Commercial Property, Construction and Engineering at Suncorp.
As a market and thought leader in all three products, his role covers the strategic and operational direction of these portfolios in all aspects (revenue generation, underwriting management, cost management, business environment management and financial capital management). This portfolio role works collaboratively with numerous internal and external stakeholders.
Prior to joining Suncorp, Adam set up 2 Lloyd's syndicates in Australia over 7 years, and also worked for a major reinsurer for 10 years. He has been both an ASIC and MAS Responsible Manager/Approved Officer.
Adam is an active member of the Australian insurance community and participates in a number of industry forums including ANZIIF and Insurance Council of Australia.
Strategic Risk Finance
Ross is an experienced insurance project manager and consultant with a background in broking and risk advice for corporate Australian clients, insurance due diligence for private equity acquisitions and in-house insurance management. Specialising in mining, transport & logistics and major retail exposures, Ross is a qualified broker dedicated to his client’s insurance needs and is involved in all phases of the risk cycle.
A strong advocate of ANZIIF, Ross has previously served as the Chair of ANZIIF Generation I Council, and has been an active member of the ANZIIF Risk Management Faculty Advisory Board since 2016. Ross was recognized as one of the top 50 'Young Guns' of the industry in 2016.
Chief Actuary and Appointed Actuary
Brett is the Chief Actuary and Appointed Actuary for Allianz Australia, overseeing reserving and capital management and providing strategic advice to Allianz's management and Board.
Before this he was the Chief Risk Officer for Arch LMI, an Australian lenders mortgage insurer. Prior to that Brett was a Principal of Finity Consulting, a leading actuarial and management consulting firm. He started his career working in funds management.
His general insurance experience covers a range of assignments for Australian and UK insurers and reinsurers, including: pricing; reserving and portfolio and capital management for various short and long tail classes, including specialising in asbestos liability projections.
As a consultant Brett was the Appointed Actuary for three Australian insurers and the outsourced Chief Risk Officer for another Australian general insurer.
Brett has a particular interest in Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). He led Finity’s ERM practice and was the Convenor of the Risk Management Practice Committee of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia (2015-17).
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia and a qualified Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuary (CERA).
Chief Risk Officer
Leanne joined Ansvar in March 2018 in the role of Chief Risk Officer. Her passion for risk management is reinforced by more than 30 years’ experience in diverse roles across healthcare and insurance. In these roles, Leanne has led the development and implementation of risk management frameworks and provided guidance on the design and effectiveness of risk controls. She is passionate about finding innovative ways to embed risk based thinking in every day decision making. Leanne is also a professional member of the Institute of Internal Auditors and represents ANZIIF on the Risk Management Standards Committee of Standards Australia.