The Great Debate Breakfast

Cyber insurance is a new and rapidly evolving field, and one of the fastest growing lines for insurers and reinsurers. The cyber insurance industry is experiencing significant growth due to companies demanding cover in response to high-profile incidents. Although cyber insurance is seen as one of the biggest opportunities in insurance and reinsurance, the risks it poses to insurers and insureds via threats such as cyber risk aggregation could be equally large.

While insurers are developing pricing tools for the underwriting of cyber risks, the focus on aggregation has increased — on how to understand and control the potential exposure. Managing cyber risk accumulations is among the top concerns for the insurance industry today.

Are the concerns regarding aggregation of losses from a cyber attack overstated?

Join us at ANZIIF’s debate of the year where reinsurers and general insurers will debate whether cyber accumulation is a problem, and whether it can be controlled through careful underwriting and limitations on the amount written. What do you think? Are reinsurers justified in their concerns with accumulation of cyber attack, or is this issue being over stressed?  


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For more information on this professional development event, please contact Event Manager, Cassie Fisher


  • Teresa Aquilina

    Guy Carpenter

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    Teresa Aquilina

    Senior Vice President
    Guy Carpenter

    Teresa Aquilina is a Senior Vice President at Guy Carpenter in Sydney. In this role Teresa manages client relationships, working with clients to deliver the best strategic solution for their business. Teresa has built a wealth of knowledge within the reinsurance sector over the last 27 years with experience across underwriting, claims, broking including working in the US and Asia markets for a short time . Over the past few years Teresa has built up her experience within the Cyber market and worked with a number of clients tailoring solutions for their needs. She has a very strong background in Casualty, Cyber and Emerging Risks.

  • Jeff Gonlin


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    Jeff Gonlin

    Head of Underwriting and Product Development

    Jeff is currently serving as the Head of Underwriting and Product Development for Emergence, an underwriting agency focused on developing Cyber insurance solutions for the SME segment.

    Jeff’s previous experience includes 27 years as a reinsurer with General Re and Cologne Re, in both the Asia Pacific and European regions. His long career in insurance and reinsurance started in the US, underwriting Commercial Casualty, including complex all-lines loss responsive programs for Fortune 500 companies for the Aetna, as well as Specialty Casualty business for The Hartford Specialty Company in the Excess & Surplus Lines market.

  • Grant Hollyman

    Aon Benfield

    Grant Hollyman

    Grant Hollyman

    Head of Casualty
    Aon Benfield

    Grant has been in the insurance and reinsurance industry for 28 years. During this time he has held various different roles including insurance underwriting, reinsurance underwriting and the past 12 years has been spent as a reinsurance broker specialising in casualty classes.  

    Grant is a Fellow of the Australian Insurance Institute, and owns an iPhone 6.

  • Tony Piper

    Berkley Re Australia

    Tony Piper

    Tony Piper

    Berkley Re Australia

    Tony is currently the CEO of Berkley Re Australia. He was appointed to this position in July 2015 after  joining the company in late 2009. He has worked in the insurance and reinsurance industry since 1976 beginning his career in Adelaide working for SGIC. In 1983 he got his first job in reinsurance as a facultative underwriter and has held a variety of roles, mainly on the underwriting side of the business with companies including General Re, Employers Re, GE Insurance Solutions, Aon Re and Swiss Re. He has worked across Asia Pacific but always based out of Sydney. During the last 32 years he and his wife have raised 4 daughters and are now proud grandparents to their next generation of family.

  • Paul Gibbs

    DXC Technology (Moderator)

    Paul Gibbs

    Paul Gibbs

    DXC Technology

    Paul is responsible for the development and execution of the business strategy and operations for cyber security services and solutions across the Australia and New Zealand region. Paul is responsible for guiding the Security Practice to set the specific regional strategies that apply in meeting the demands of these markets. 

    Paul has extensive experience with emerging technologies and enterprise business operations, allowing him to help organisations transform from traditional IT to emerging services to support their digital strategies. 

    Paul is a veteran in the IT industry with over 25 years’ experience, working within CSC, IBM, BHP IT and ELCOM, and has a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Wollongong.



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20 Nov 2018

  • Doltone House
    Hyde Park
    181 Elizabeth Street
    Sydney NSW 2000
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    7.00 am—7.30 am
    7.30 am—9.00 am
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