Read the event report from the sold-out 2017 YAC on Actuaries Digital here
 YAC 2017

Feedback from the sold-out 2017 YAC:

  • "A great day which I found very engaging and provided really valuable insights through the speakers anecdotes."
  • "Great opportunity to meet other actuaries."
  • "YAC exceeded my expectations."

 See our pre-event coverage of #YAC2018 here with our:

  • Q&A article with Actuary and Director at the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), Plenary Speaker Meng Yuan; and
  • Podcast with Plenary Speaker Solai Valliappan, Business Adviser at High Earth Orbit Robotics who is interviewed by Angela Poon, Organising Committee member for YAC 2018

Plenary 1: INSURANCE & public policy

Chair: Julia Lessing

Stephanie Wong - Suncorp 
Hugh Miller - Taylor Fry
Geoff Atkins - Finity 

The actuarial environment and our corresponding role are constantly changing with the evolution of technology and regulatory action. This plenary aims to aid young actuaries in understanding ways in which actuaries are involved in the development and implementation of public policy whilst enhancing your understanding of how actuarial techniques and skillset may be utilized to ensure equitable and efficient outcomes.


With climate change not only impacting us now but likely to have more extreme impacts in the future, how can actuaries stimulate communities, societies and businesses to get a better understanding of these issues?

TOPIC 2: social sector

The Australian welfare system is there to support those who are most in need. Actuaries have supported the welfare system through a range of actuarial models and advice to maintain sustainability and improvement of various welfare programs. This session aims to provide insights on the impact and change actuaries have brought to social welfare and how young actuaries may continue to drive this change into the future.



TOPIC 3: mental health

How can actuaries improve the outcomes and experiences for insured individuals affected by mental health and aid insurers as they try to balance the competing objectives of product affordability/sustainability and meeting customer expectations. 


Solai Valliappan - Independent Business Advisor
Mark Henderson – Zurich
Meng Yuan – NDIA 

With the actuarial profession undergoing rapid change with regards to job opportunities and education, the actuarial skillset will only expand and diversify. This plenary aims to provide insights on the tools, techniques and pathways a young actuary may require to drive their career forward, whether it is staying within the traditional areas or applying the actuarial mindset in a non-actuarial setting. 


Post Event Drinks will be held immediately after the closing remarks rom Hoa Bui. This will be a great opportunity to network with colleagues and friends.