Brett Riley is a Principal of Finity. He has been a general insurance consulting actuary since 1999. Brett has worked on a wide variety of assignments for a number of Australian and UK insurers and corporations across many lines of business, including pricing, reserving, planning, schemes of arrangement and capital management.

Brett Riley

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Areas of Expertise

  • Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)
  • Asbestos Liability Projections
  • Appointed Actuary Assignments
  • Volatility and Capital Management
  • Stochastic Economic Modelling


  • Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia, 1998
  • Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuary, 2012
  • Associate Certified Insurance Professional, ANZIIF 2012
  • Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, 2001
  • Bachelor of Economics (Major in Actuarial Studies), Macquarie University, 1996

Work History

  • December 2005 to present: Finity Consulting (Principal from May, 2008)
  • 2002 to 2005: Deloitte & Touche LLP (UK) – Senior Manager
  • 2000 to 2002: Trowbridge Deloitte – Consultant
  • 1999 to 2000: Trowbridge Consulting – Consultant
  • 1996 to 1999: Performance Research Manager, BT Funds Management

Description of Relevant Experience

Key achievements include:

  • Brett is currently the Appointed Actuary for two Australian general insurers.
  • He is the Chief Risk Officer for one insurer.
  • Establishing and developing the Finity ERM practice.
  • Leading Finity’s asbestos practice (from 2010). Brett has a wide range of experience in asbestos liability projections in both Australia and the UK.
  • Brett was an APRA-appointed Inspector in 2009-10 for an Australian general insurer in run-off.
  • Managing the actuarial work for two terminating schemes of arrangement for UK insurers, one solvent and one insolvent.
  • At Finity and Trowbridge Brett has worked in the Volatility and Capital Management Team, specialising in stochastic economic modelling, DFA and capital modelling.
  • Brett is a Convenor of the Risk Management Practice Committee (RMPC) of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia (IAAust). He is a former chair of the RMPC Education sub-committee.
  • In 2007 and 2008 Brett was the Chief Examiner for the Part III course 3B (General Insurance) for the IAAust.
  • Brett is a member of the Risk Management Faculty Advisory Board for the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF)