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Country Head - Australia and New Zealand - Life Actuarial

Hong Kong / Singapore
Closing date
9 Jul 2022

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Life insurance, Reinsurance
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

This position is based at either Singapore or Hong Kong. You will be reporting to the APAC CEO and have overall responsibility of the P&L of Australia and New Zealand markets, by sourcing and developing new opportunities as well as managing in-force portfolio to ensure profitability emerge as planned, managing all aspects of client relationships, contributing to ongoing strategy reviews and execution as well as representing the company in the markets.

You will be responsible for developing a network of market and client contacts, enhancing these relationships, monitoring and reporting on market developments, and uncovering and prioritizing business opportunities.

  • Develop and execute strategy and action plans for both markets, and be accountable for delivering target results and profitability
  • Manage client relationships, look for new opportunities, manage new opportunities and deliver sustainable and marketable proposals, including negotiating and finalizing treaty terms
  • Oversight of in-force portfolio management - ensure appropriate exposure monitoring, actual-to-expected analysis, experience analysis completed as required
  • Help and support prospecting of other clients/opportunities in market including more complex transactions
  • You have responsibility for the execution and implementation of new transactions, and contributing to the maintenance of in force transactions, ensuring compliance with our obligations by coordinating with our actuarial, accounting and administration teams.


  • Qualified Actuary or highly numerate background, and demonstrated business development experience
  • At least 10-15 years' experience in life re/insurance, with a proven track record of developing client relationships in Australia and New Zealand
  • Strong knowledge of the Australian and New Zealand retail/primary insurance markets, group markets, financial solutions and regulatory environment
  • A strong balance of technical excellence and commercial sense
  • Experience in negotiating, pricing or structuring large reinsurance transactions
  • Strong communicator externally with clients as well as internally


HFG is an award winning international recruitment consulting firm that provides specialist professionals to leading General Insurance, Life, Reinsurance, Pensions and Management Consultancy firms. 

Since our formation in 2002 we have sought to provide a market leading recruitment service which challenges the gap between large agencies broad capabilities, and executive search companies’ levels of service.

Regarded by our clients and candidates as industry experts, we deliver solutions to the global insurance marketplace where we specialise in actuarial recruitment.

Led by a number of ex-industry professionals, our consultants have shown a long-term commitment to their defined markets. 

The provision of considered advice based on deep market knowledge is central to our business model. 

You will regularly find HFG at industry events and conferences including GIRO, Life, Momentum, Health, Care & Protection and Joint Risk, Investment & Pensions.

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