Australia and New Zealand
RGA Reinsurance Company of Australia Limited
RGA Reinsurance Company of Australia Limited, New Zealand Branch
As Managing Director of RGA Reinsurance Company of Australia Limited, Mark Stewart has overall responsibility for RGA’s business in Australia and New Zealand. Prior to his appointment in November 2012, Mark had served five years as RGA’s Chief Actuary, including two years as Chief Financial Officer.
Mark has 20 years of life insurance experience in Australia and has worked in several international markets as well. Before joining RGA Australia in 2007, Mark was an actuarial consultant with Towers Watson, where he managed several project teams focused on financial modeling, risk management and economic valuation.
Mark earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Macquarie University, and he qualified as an actuary in 1999. He is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FFIN), the Institute of Actuaries of Australia (FIAA), and the New Zealand Society of Actuaries. Mark is also a member of the Life Board Committee of the Financial Services Council.
Nadine Gooderick is Chief Operating Officer of RGA Reinsurance Company of Australia Limited (RGA Australia), responsible for claims, underwriting, operations, and projects and customer solutions, including technical services and innovation.
Nadine, who was promoted to her current post in 2011, holds the distinction of being the first employee hired by RGA Australia and has more than 18 years of experience in reinsurance. She has served several roles at RGA, including Acting Chief Underwriter, Manager, Underwriting and Audits for RGA’s Asia Pacific region, as well as postings in RGA’s UK and Canada subsidiaries.
Prior to her current role, she was responsible for the daily operations of RGA International’s Sydney office, providing support for underwriting, actuarial, claims, medical, legal as well as special projects for RGA’s international offices.
Alissa Holz is Head of Business Development, Australia & New Zealand for RGA Reinsurance Australia (RGAA).
With nearly 20 years’ experience in the life insurance industry, Alissa brings considerable depth of knowledge to the Australian business.
Alissa has a passion for developing innovative products and sustainable solutions, through partnering with clients and industry bodies. She provides valuable insight and expertise to RGAA as it looks to enhance the wellbeing of Australian and New Zealand citizens.
Previously for RGA, Alissa was Senior Vice President & Chief Pricing Actuary - Asian Markets, where she led the functional aspects of traditional pricing for RGA’s Asian operations. Her responsibilities encompassed the Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, China, Japan, Korea and India markets, where her focus on understanding specific client needs and developing customised solutions, has led to significant and sustained growth in the Asia business.
Prior to working at RGA, Alissa served in various actuarial pricing and valuation roles at Suncorp, handling; product development, capital management and experience analyses, among other duties.
Alissa received her Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Mathematics from the Queensland University of Technology, is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia (FIAA) and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD).