Insurance Luncheon: E.R.M. & Investment Strategy

Insurance Luncheon: E.R.M. & Investment Strategy


In the insurance industry, is there any difference in the approach to Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) between the public and private sector?

Assuming there is, how might those differences affect an organisation’s investment strategy and approach?

Gavin Pearce has worked in both the public and private sector, in life insurance and general insurance.

In this luncheon presentation, Gavin will share with us his observations and experiences, drawing out implications for:

  • Setting investment objectives
  • Capital management
  • Financial reporting
  • Asset/Liability matching
  • Other external and internal factors


About the Speaker

Insurance & Care NSW (icare) was created on 1 September 2015 to deliver the State’s insurance and care schemes. Gavin joined icare in November 2015 as their inaugural Chief Risk Officer…although his LinkedIn profile says “Chief Risky Dude”.

Gavin is part of icare’s Executive Team and he manages the Risk & Governance area.

Prior to joining icare, Gavin was the Chief Risk Officer at Zurich Financial Services Australia Limited. Before moving to Sydney in 2008, Gavin spent eight years at the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) in New Zealand. The last role Gavin held at the ACC was Chief Actuary.

Gavin has a Masters degree in Statistics, an MBA from Henley Management College and a post graduate certificate in the Psychology or Risk. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia (FIAA) and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.