Taylor Fry

 

Kevin Gomes

Principal

About Kevin

A valued Taylor Fry director and senior actuary Kevin has extensive experience as an insurance industry professional and is the Appointed Actuary for five insurers.

Kevin actively engages with his clients and works closely with companies to understand their needs. Regardless of the complexity of the work, he endeavours to develop practical solutions and to present results in an accessible form. Having held a range of different roles with insurance companies, Kevin is well placed to understand client perspectives.

Experience

Kevin has worked as a consulting actuary since 2002, including his current role with Taylor Fry since 2004.  During this time he has advised numerous insurers on a wide variety of business issues.

Prior to working as a consultant, Kevin worked in a variety of corporate roles including as Chief Actuary for RACV Insurance, managing sourcing and manufacture of insurance products for ANZ Bank and managing the development of strategic and innovative products for Insurance Manufacturers of Australia (part of the Insurance Australia Group).

Insurance Liability Valuations, Financial Condition Reports and Business Planning and Monitoring

Kevin is currently the Appointed Actuary for five general insurers and reinsurers, namely Hannover Re, Inter Hannover, Progressive Insurance, ANZ Lenders Mortgage Insurance and OnePath General Insurance.

Kevin was also the AA for ReAC prior to the portfolio transfer of their business and AXA Insurance Australia.

Kevin was also the Reviewing Actuary for three general insurers, namely Westpac General Insurance, Westpac Lenders Mortgage Insurance and St George Lenders Mortgage Insurance.

As Appointed Actuary or Reviewing Actuary, Kevin provides detailed advice on the valuation of insurance liabilities to each client.  In addition he has prepared the Financial Condition Report for each company, as well as developing internal monitoring and business planning tools to deliver insight to company managements and boards.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Kevin’s wide range of experience allows him to provide highly valued advice to his clients on mergers and acquisitions, including on the entry into Australian markets via acquisition or new product development.

Publications

  • An Overview of Consumer Credit Insurance, by Kevin Gomes and Marcus Arena. General Insurance Seminar of Institute of Actuaries of Australia 2010
  • Target Capital for General Insurers, General Insurance Seminar of Institute of Actuaries of Australia 2005
  • Evaluating the importance of actuarial parameters in workers compensation calculations for self insurers, Australian Self Insurance Summit 2004

CONTACT Kevin

Kevin.Gomes@taylorfry.com.au

(02) 9249 2918 | Sydney

 

Areas of expertise

  • Insurance Liability Valuation
  • Financial Condition Reports
  • Business Planning and Monitoring
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

Qualifications

Kevin's professional and academic qualifications are:
  • Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia since 1992.
  • Bachelors of Science Honours, University of Melbourne (1986);

Professional Activities

  • Member of the General Insurance Practice Committee of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia (2006-2010).