Go to Sean McGing;
Consultant Employees: Richard Donaldson, Derek Rees-Lee;
Associate Consultants: Andrew Brown, David Mallard.

MGAA Managing Director

Sean McGing

Sean McGing

Profile summary

Over the past 35 years, Sean has built a strong commercial and personal reputation for insight and thorough analysis in financial services and risk management, bringing integrity, honesty, commitment, respect for people and teamwork to the professional relationships he builds with clients, colleagues, boards and committee members.

Since August 2010, Sean has operated his boutique personal consulting firm “McGing Advisory & Actuarial” in Melbourne. Previously Sean was a partner at Ernst & Young, founded and grew a mid size actuarial consultancy Askit Consulting, and worked for big and small consulting firms and corporates.

Key Qualifications

  • FAICD – Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (2013)
  • FIA and FIAA – Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries (London) (1986) and of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia (1989)
  • Certificate in Finance & Investments (Institute of Actuaries (London)) (1982)

Key skills and areas of competence

  • Financial Services – Superannuation, Wealth Management, Life Insurance +
  • Enterprise Risk Management – Financial services, Education +
  • Actuary – All industries – Probability, demographics, time, value, money, decisions on future, investments.

AFS Licence

  • McGing Advisory & Actuarial, with Sean cited as the key person / officer, has an Australian Financial Services Licence – Number 427730 – to provide financial product advice to wholesale clients on a wide range of financial products including superannuation, life and general insurance, deposits and payments, derivatives, FX and securities.

Experience with Boards & Committees

  • Reporting to Superannuation Trustee and Wealth Management Boards for 15 years
  • On Board of Siena College Ltd since 2008, Askit Consulting since 1999 (SME), McGing Advisory & Actuarial since 2010 (Sole Director, SME)
  • ASFA Victorian Executive Committee since 2013; Actuaries Institute Risk Management Practice Committee 2011 – 2016

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Sean’s CVs

  1. Sean Full Profile – Consulting
  2. Sean Full Profile – Boards

MGAA Consultant Employees

Richard Donaldson

Richard Donaldson

Richard Donaldson BSc AIAA has 40 years experience in superannuation, wealth management and life Insurance – corporate and consulting. Richard’s expertise includes:

  • Financial modelling and projections including programming
  • Actuarial valuation
  • Corporate defined benefit and accumulation superannuation funds – financial and other reporting
  • Self managed superannuation funds – certification and other calculations
  • Analysis and translation of business needs into systems specification, design and prototyping
  • Valuation of life interests and reversions and other calculations for solicitors and forensic accountants
  • Employee benefits including annual leave and long service leave calculations and review.

Richard has previously worked at Ernst & Young, Askit Consulting, Financial Synergy, Colonial and others.

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Derek Rees-Lee

Derek Rees-Lee

Derek Rees-Lee BA AIAA has 40 years experience in superannuation, wealth management, life insurance, health insurance and general insurance. Derek specialises in data and system investigations and analysis as well as more traditional actuarial consulting. Derek’s expertise includes:

  • Data integrity
  • Financial model building
  • Unit pricing and crediting rates
  • Management reporting, budget preparation
  • Systems specification, implementation, security, audit and administration
  • System evaluation, testing, and re-engineering
  • Product development
  • Business requirements analysis

Derek has previously worked at Ernst & Young, Askit Consulting, John Ford & Associates, Mercer, Australian Eagle and AMP.

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Associate Consultants

Andrew Brown

Owner and Director lead.first (Leadership, Development)

Andrew Brown

Profile summary

Andrew Brown BSc DipEd GradDipAppFin FIAA is an expert in Strategic Organisation Development and Leadership. He has extensive experience in building talent and organisational capability. He specialises in embedding contemporary organisation development strategies to respond to and catalyse major change through aligning interests of shareholders, employees, community and customers.

Through lead.first, Andrew’s leadership development consulting business, Andrew partners with corporations and community groups in building leading cultures.

Andrew faciltates and coaches senior leadership teams on design and implementation of strategy, leadership and cultural initiatives.

Andrew’s key competencies include operating as a senior C-Suite executive for a multinational insurer, business development and stakeholder management, and strategic, thought and people leadership. Andrew headed the Learning and Leadership function at AXA Asia Pacific Holdings from 2007 – 2011 before AXA’s merger with AMP.

Andrew has a large range of formal accreditations in leadership and training.

He has also been an active participant in the Actuaries Institute including being a Councillor in 2001-2003 and is a Member of its Leadership Committee since 2007.

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David Mallard

Principal, David Mallard Consulting (Governance, Ethics,
Risk Management, Leadership)

David Mallard

David Mallard FCPA GAICD CISA MIIA is a uniquely experienced management consultant, adviser, trainer and executive coach with more than 25 years experience in corporate governance, ethics, risk management, assurance and leadership.

He is a former long term Chief Audit Executive of Australia’s most trusted company where he transformed the internal audit service into a strategically relevant value adding team of trusted advisors and leaders for the business.

David displays exceptional communication and leadership skills and has significant insight into human behaviour and personal mastery, gained both as a people leader and developer in the workplace and as a long term Men’s Program leader, executive coach and mentor.

He combines wide-ranging ethics, risk management, compliance, assurance and leadership experience with extensive involvement in human development.

David has a Master’s Degree in Technology and an Accounting degree, he is a Fellow of CPA Australia, a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Certified Information System Auditor and MIIA. He also has a Certificate IV in Training & Assessment, and is certified in Neuro Linguistic Programming and Breathwork.

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