Testimonials

Mick O’Brien, Equity Trustees – Managing Director

… in thanking Sean for his completion of a comprehensive Review of Unit Pricing in a section of the business in May 2017 …

“Thanks very much for the report Sean. It was really very clear on where we stand and the areas where we can and should improve. It’s all too rare that a review comes back with practical actions that need to be taken!”

Kent Griffin, TAL – Chief Finacial Officer

… in an e-mail to staff on Sean’s impending completion of a 2 year contract as Head of Actuarial Systems in September 2016 …

“Sean has made an enormous contribution over the past two years. His professionalism, commitment and collaborative style have been highly valued, a role model for some of the best aspects of our culture. I would like to personally thank Sean for all that he has achieved.”

Hank Kearney, Chief Advisor at Kilimanjaro International

… reflecting on work carried out by Sean for Kilimanjaro International …

“Sean was our subject matter expert (SME) for Australia’s Superannuation market and his deep knowledge and understanding of the sector was clear. And more importantly, his ability to engage the attendees (from Tanzania) was the key to two successful pension programs; one in Melbourne and the other in Hong Kong.”

Dr Michelle Welsh, Siena College Board – Deputy Chairperson

… Letter to Sean re Siena College Risk Management Working Party …
(Sean chaired the RMWP)

“I would like to express my sincere thanks to you, on behalf of the Siena College Board, for the outstanding work that you and the other members of the Siena College Risk Management Working Party have done in developing the Risk Management Policy and Plan. We are aware that the task involved a significant commitment from all members of the Working Party, and produced work that is ground-breaking in Victorian schools. The documentation you prepared is truly innovative and impressive.

The directors of the board are extremely grateful for the time and effort you put into this process and take considerable comfort in the knowledge that the task has been performed so competently. … Thank you and congratulations on a job well done.”

Robert Baillie, former Head of Wealth Management Pricing and Risk at AXA Australia

… reflecting on a number of projects carried out by Sean for Robert at AXA …

“I have worked with Sean on a number of projects, including improving the crediting rate management for $3b of liabilities and on a complex asset-liability management analysis.

He has always provided valuable experience and insight, and worked efficiently with our own resources to ensure that these projects added real value and were delivered on time and on budget.”

Grant Peters, Ernst & Young – Insurance Sector leader and Financial Services Advisory leader for EY Oceania

… in an e-mail to Partners and staff on Sean’s leaving the Ernst & Young Partnership in July 2010 …

“I would like to personally thank Sean for his leading contribution in establishing our Melbourne actuarial practice through the successful transition of Askit Consulting over the last 2 years.

Sean has put in a big personal effort to get us where we are today in Melbourne and has always acted with the utmost integrity and openness.”

Sean Leonard, Cbus – General Manager – Business Insights, and former CEO – Connect Super

… from an email to Fund Executives following completion of end of year financials …

“I should also acknowledge the excellent work done within and between [the third party administrator] and McGing Actuarial and Advisory since early this year in refining the crediting rate determination model such that we had quite outstanding precision both at 30 June and now again at 30 Sep.”

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