Ross is based at Taylor Fry’s Wellington office, where he began in 2016. He has more than 20 years of actuarial experience in general insurance, across pricing, reserving, strategy and analytics.
Ross is President of the New Zealand Society of Actuaries, and leads the external actuarial liabilities valuation of New Zealand’s Accident Compensation Corporation. He has developed pricing and natural perils models, undertaken competitor monitoring, and strategic portfolio reviews, and helped design new products and insurance offerings.
Before joining us, Ross led the personal lines pricing team for IAG NZ. He also held Appointed Actuary roles, and consulted with PwC and Aon Consulting in London, Auckland and Wellington.Ross’s Qualifications
- Fellow of the New Zealand Society of Actuaries
- Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (UK)
- Bachelor of Science (Applied Statistics), Waikato University
Areas of Expertise
Ross Simmonds’s Areas of Expertise
Deep industry experience backed by a strong commercial focus
Considered advice and analytics for sustainable schemes
Impartial, strategic and pragmatic advice to general insurers and reinsurers of all sizes
Own and master industry-leading analytics solutions through a creative partnership
Trusted guidance for companies managing their own risks
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