Daniel Smith Taylor Fry

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.

Daniel’s Qualifications
  • Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia
  • Fellow of the New Zealand Society of Actuaries
  • Bachelor of Science (Statistics), Monash University

Daniel Smith’s
Areas of Expertise

Daniel Smith’s Areas of Expertise

General Insurance

Deep industry experience backed by a strong commercial focus

Appointed Actuary

Impartial, strategic and pragmatic advice to general insurers and reinsurers of all sizes

Injury Schemes

Considered advice and analytics for sustainable schemes


Trusted guidance for companies managing their own risks


Measure, model and identify opportunities for better policy and programs

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What happens when a building fails?

What happens when a building fails? Daniel Smith delves into the dilemma

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