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NZSA | Future Pathways 2022 Wellington

Thursday, August 18 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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The NZSA Student Committee is excited to present Future Pathways 2022 – an event where our students and young actuaries take the stage. Similar to previous years, we will have presentations showcasing the varied and interesting types of work that actuaries do. We are looking forward to another great turnout this year!

Shashini Abeygunawardena (EY) and Kira van Os (EY) on Actuarial roles in addressing climate risk
Climate change is becoming an increasingly urgent threat to our world, putting greater pressure on everyone to address it. We will kick-off our presentation by defining the problem – What is climate risk and how does it affect New Zealanders?

Why should actuaries care about climate risk? The second half of our presentation is dedicated to answering this question by exploring ways in which actuaries are impacted by climate risk and highlighting what we can do about it.

Connor Sullivan (Finity) and Josh Giles (Finity) on Comparing the pathways into the actuarial profession in NZ and overseas amidst skilled worker shortages.
The world is currently contending with unprecedented labour shortages. Additionally, within New Zealand there are expectations that many young professionals will soon emigrate overseas, placing additional strain on our labour market. Simultaneously, demand for actuaries worldwide continues to grow. In this presentation we will examine the supply and demand of student and early career actuaries, and discuss the unique position of New Zealand’s multiple pathways into the actuarial profession.”

Sarah Cullen (Deloitte) and Manan Chadha (Deloitte) on The role of actuaries in assessing the resurgence of infections along with future impact the resurgence would have on the health of the public.
“The potential possibility of a resurgence of certain infections/diseases along with the impact the new resurgence could have on the immunity of people in general. Recently, there have been traces of polio found in the UK and US. With Monkeypox being declared as a global health emergency, there is an increased uncertainty about the future impact these diseases would have on a health of an individual. i.e Potential rise in lung-related diseases due to covid.

As actuaries, we can use our understanding of public health data to help predict areas of key concern such as possible populations at risk; likelihood of viral re-emergence; and events that may lead to disruption in vaccination schedules such as socio-economic upheaval or environmental factors, pandemics etc. We are going to present the role actuaries could play in this time is assessing the risk and increasing general awareness about the impact of the new resurgences.”

The event will run from 5-8pm and will be followed by light drinks and nibbles. If you have any questions, please contact Lea ( or Jasper (

Please RSVP by Wednesday 10th August.

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Thursday, August 18
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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