Taylor Fry


Ross Simmonds


Ross heads Taylor Fry’s Wellington office, where he began in 2016. He has more than 20 years of actuarial experience in general insurance, across pricing, reserving, strategy and analytics.

Ross leads the external actuarial liabilities valuation of New Zealand’s Accident Compensation Corporation. He has developed pricing and natural perils models, undertaken competitor monitoring, and strategic portfolio reviews, and helped design new products and insurance offerings.

Before joining us, in 2016, Ross led the personal lines pricing team for IAG NZ. He also held Appointed Actuary roles, and consulted with PwC and Aon Consulting in London, Auckland and Wellington.



+64 4974 5568 | Wellington


Areas of expertise

  • Insurance Liability Valuations
  • Insurance Pricing and Analytics
  • Accident Compensation


  • Fellow of the New Zealand Society of Actuaries since 2006
  • Fellow of the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries since 2005
  • Bachelor of Science (Applied Statistics), University of Waikato (1997)

Professional activities

  • Member of Council for the New Zealand Society of Actuaries (2016 to current)
  • Member (2008 to 2016) and Convenor (2012 to 2016) of the General Insurance Practice Committee of the New Zealand Society of Actuaries
  • Member of the Events Committee for the New Zealand Society of Actuaries (2010 to 2012)