About McGing Advisory & Actuarial

We are an independent boutique advisory firm working with directors, executives and their teams to help them identify, assess and implement the strategies they need to deliver operational improvements and optimise growth.

Since McGing Advisory & Actuarial was established in 2010, we have been translating our deep industry insights and experience across a wide range of industries into highly personalised consulting service offerings including superannuation and wealth management, actuarial, risk management, investment consulting and governance.

Our team has extensive experience in financial services, corporate advisory and the day-to-day experience of running a business. We pride ourselves on our calm, pragmatic approach with focused independent advice for resolution of business challenges and issues, legislative updates and ongoing governance and compliance for superannuation funds and other organisations in financial services.

Our industry focus is primarily on Superannuation, Wealth Management and Life Insurance.

Our dedication and vision deliver – Experience. Insights. Outcomes.

Our Principals


Managing Director, Actuary

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. Sean brings integrity, honesty, commitment, respect for people and teamwork to the professional relationships he builds.

Sean leverages his previous consulting experience as a partner at Ernst & Young, and founder of AskIt Consulting across a range of clients. Sean has built a reputation as advisor to superannuation trustee and wealth management boards for past 20 years. He has been Chair and long term board member of Siena College and is a past member of the Actuaries Institute Risk Management Practice Committee 2011 – 2016.

Today Sean is Deputy Chair of the ASFA Victorian Executive and a champion of the next generation via corporate sponsorship of the Victorian ASFA Emerging Leaders initiative.

Neekhil Shah, FIA FIAA

Principal, Actuary

With over 17 years global experience in actuarial, superannuation and investment consulting, Neekhil is the Principal Consultant and conduit to clients and the McGing team of analysts. In this role, Neekhil is the steward for company culture, designing a rewarding growth path for the company’s next generation actuaries and ensuring the wider team stay interested and committed. Motivated, enthusiastic and with a natural head for actuarial numbers, Neekhil achieves inner balance and an understanding of what makes people tick in his additional role as a yoga teacher.

Neekhil’s previous roles at global actuarial and investment firms Mercer, Russell Investments and Watson Wyatt (Willis Towers Watson) has prepared him to drive and shape the business at McGing.

Neekhil is also responsible for the day-to-day hands-on support of the ASFA Emerging Leaders corporate sponsorship program and the involvement of the McGing actuarial analyst team.

Our Analysts

Daniel Bartlett

Actuarial Analyst

Daniel is a next generation actuarial specialist at McGing. As a former maths teacher with a Master’s Degree in Actuarial Studies Degree, Daniel brings his enthusiasm and determination to his work as he strives to be an expert in everything actuarial and consulting. Daniel’s prior work background in claims, broking and underwriting environments makes him a knowledgeable analyst and coupled with his communication and presentation skillset from teaching, Daniel adds a dynamic and versatile flavour to our team from which clients and colleagues alike can benefit from.

Jason Jiao

Actuarial Analyst

Jason is a next generation actuarial specialist at McGing. With a Masters’ Degree in Actuarial Science, Jason also passed his CFA Institute Level II exam in 2019, helping contribute to his employment pathway. Together with his dynamic colleagues, Jason is an example of the new breed of hands-on actuarial scientist. He works diligently to challenge and test the robustness of the advice that McGing provides. Jason also attends the ASFA Emerging Leaders group events and has a passion for playing on his grand piano.

Our Associates

Richard Donaldson


Richard Donaldson has 40 years’ experience in superannuation, wealth management and life Insurance – corporate and consulting – for a range of high profile organisations. Richard supports the McGing team with his deep industry insights and wealth of experience.

Cathryn van der Walt

Communications Consultant

As the communications consultant for McGing, Cathryn utilises over 25 years’ global experience to rollout media and communications initiatives in close alignment with the leadership group. Her role sees her responsible for highlighting the unique capabilities the McGing team offers to the financial services industry.

Andrew Brown

Associate Consultant
Director Adaptive Cultures and lead.first

Andrew Brown is co-founder of Adaptive Cultures which supports leaders and organisations to build adaptive organisational cultures. He is also the founder of lead.first, an enterprise that focuses on developing leadership capacity at the individual, team and organisational levels.