Opening Address: Allegra Spender and Zali Steggall
In this opening address, Allegra and Zali will set the scene for the day's discussions.
Keynote Address: Jacki Johnson
In this keynote presentation, Jacki will discuss how climate change is accounted for in future job and housing infrastructure targets.
Future Climate Scenarios: Prof. Jason Evans
This presentation will focus on the latest in Global Climate Models, climate scenarios and what they are telling us (or not telling us) about the future of catastrophes in Australia.
Climate Panel Discussion: Moderator - Darryl Pidcock
Jason Evans, Rade Musulin, Matt Weaver, Salome Hussein.
Fighting Fire with Fire: Scott Allen
In this presentation, Scott will provide insight into how traditional land management knowledge and techniques are being used together with modern science and technology to reduce future bushfire risk.
Dammed if you do, Flooded if you don't: Mark Babister
Mark will provide an overview of his work in floodplain management and analysis, including the effectiveness (or not) of raising the Warragamba Dam to prevent flooding.
Flood Mitigation Panel Discussion: Moderator - Phil Conway
Mark Babister, Andrew Gissing, Kylie Macfarlane, Nicholas Miller
Too Much Thunder Down Under?: Moderator - Wes Roy
This panel discussion will provide insights into the international perspectives of Australia's (re)insurance risk and perils.
Panelists: Andrea Dry, Adam Szakmary, Cassie Dyball.
Drinks and Conversation
Climate, sustainability & resilience
Jacki is currentlythe Commissioner for Illawarra-Shoalhaven – Greater Cities Commission NSW, a Non Executive Director of Community First Mutual Bank,a PhD candidate at UOW and a faculty member of the Cambridge Institute of Sustainable Leadership Programme – Australian and New Zealand.
Jacki is passionate about the role leaders can play in ensuring a sustainable and resilient Australia. She has dedicated 25 years to the insurance industry, 17 of those in executive roles with IAG.
Principal, Finity Consulting
Head of Climate Analytics, Munich Re
COO, Insurance Council of Australia
CEO, Natural Hazards Research Australia
Managing Director, WMAwater
Managing Director, Nallawilli Group
CUO, AlphaCat Managers
Risk Scientist, Risk Frontiers
Executive Manager - Pricing & Engineering, IAG
OAM, Federal Member of Parliament
Federal Member of Parliament
Prof. Jason evans
Climate Change Research Centre, UNSW
Head of Reinsurance, Hollard
Head of Property & Casualty ANZ, Swiss Re
Head of PERILS Asia-Pacific
Head of Strategic Growth, Gallagher Re
The Catastrophe and Reinsurance Symposium is a free event created by the industry, for the industry.
Join us to hear from leading business thinkers, scientists, policy makers and industry professionals on the latest in managing and understanding catastrophic events.
The event is open to reinsurance buyers, brokers, underwriters, fund managers, catastrophe modellers, claims specialists, risk scientists, actuaries and government professionals working in the Australian insurance market.
Thank you to our generous sponsors for your support.