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Chief Actuary

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General Re Corporation, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., is a holding company for global reinsurance and related operations, with more than 2,000 employees worldwide. It owns General Reinsurance Corporation and General Reinsurance AG, which conduct business as Gen Re.

Gen Re delivers reinsurance solutions to the Life/Health and Property/Casualty insurance industries. Represented in all major reinsurance markets through a network of more than 40 offices, we have earned superior financial strength ratings from each of the major rating agencies.

The Gen Re Life team is seeking to appoint a dynamic individual to be based in their Sydney office as a Chief Actuary of Gen Re Life Australia.

Your Role

As the Chief Actuary you will be a critical part of the Gen Re Life Australia executive team, and responsible for pricing and all aspects of reinsurance quotations and structuring. You will report to the Managing Director of Gen Re Life Australia and to the Global Chief Actuary based in Cologne.

You will have an analytical mindset and a reputation as an industry leader and trusted advisor to your clients. You will proactively contribute to and promote a positive and collaborative culture while leading a team of experienced individuals.

As the Chief Actuary you will be responsible for:

  • Managing a team of experienced pricing actuaries and analysts
  • Participation in general management and a key contributor to the strategy of the company
  • Building relationships with our clients and influencing the wider market towards optimal outcomes, including sustainability
  • Pricing of all reinsurance arrangements in order to meet group profitability targets
  • Experience investigations, business monitoring and management reporting
  • A key influencer in product development
  • Contribution to actuarial and pricing issues in the wider Gen Re Segment, which includes the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa and Canada.
  • Fostering a supportive and result-oriented environment

Your Profile

  • Qualified Actuary with extensive Pricing or Valuation experience
  • Strong decision making and project management skills
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of the insurance and reinsurance industry
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to build rapport and influence at all levels
  • Ability to interact, communicate and influence at all levels, internal and external
  • Demonstrated people leadership and management skills
  • Familiarity with actuarial software modeling (for example: Prophet/MoNet/Axis)
  • Willingness to travel internationally

Gen Re is an equal opportunity employer where each application is assessed on its merits. We are focused on maintaining a professional yet friendly work environment where contribution and effort are appreciated.

Gen Re values excellence, integrity, personal responsibility, diversity and optimism. Our flat management structure and team-based environment promote collaboration and free-flowing communication. Gen Re employees enjoy a strong work/life balance, and a comprehensive benefits and compensation structure.

Does this sound exciting?

If you are interested in this position, please send your resume and a covering letter summarising your relevant experience and interest in the role via email to Human Resources at

All applicants must have work rights for Australia.


Human Resources

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1 O'Connell Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 (Australia) ABN 73 002 166 869

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