Taylor Fry


Daniel Smith


Daniel joined Taylor Fry in our founding year, 1999. He has more than 25 years’ experience in general insurance and injury schemes, including Appointed Actuary roles in Australia and New Zealand.

Daniel was the actuary advising the government-commissioned Hanks review of Victorian workers compensation legislation in 2008. He has also conducted analysis of transport accidents in Victoria to help improve road safety campaigns.

He was a member of the Actuaries Institute Council from 2009 to 2014 and president in 2014.

Daniel has spoken on a range of themes, such as domestic building insurance, natural disasters, asbestos and risk management.



(03) 9658 2306 | Melbourne


Areas of expertise

  • Insurance Liability Valuation
  • Policy analysis and Scheme Design
  • Customer Insights


  • Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (2012)
  • Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia since 1999
  • Fellow of the New Zealand Society of Actuaries since 2010
  • Bachelor of Science (Statistics), Monash University (1990)

Professional activities

  • President of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia (Actuaries Institute) (2014)
  • Member of the Council of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia(Actuaries Institute) (2009 – 2014)
  • Member of the Actuaries Institute Audit and Risk Committee (2009 – 2013)
  • Member of the General Insurance Practice Committee of the Actuaries Institute (2007 – 2012)
  • Convenor of the Natural Disasters Committee of the Actuaries Institute which responded to the Natural Disasters Insurance Review 2011
  • A member of the Flood Working Group of the Actuaries Institute preparing papers to the XVIth General Insurance Seminar (2008) and the 2009 Biennial Convention
  • Convenor of the Actuaries Institute Accident Compensation Sub-committee (2003-2006)