Taylor Fry

Kirsten is an experienced actuary and strategic adviser with a 25-year career in health, disability and social insurance. She focuses on building better health systems and creating social impact by bringing evidence, insights and new ways of thinking to government, businesses and not-for-profits.

Kirsten brings extensive international experience, advising on and evaluating health and social security reforms in more than 20 countries, and as part of the executive team at one of Australia’s best-known charities, The Fred Hollows Foundation. There, she pioneered ways to improve program impact and attract investors to help end blindness around the world.

In 2019, Kirsten was named one of the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence.

Kirsten’s Qualifications
  • Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia
  • Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Master of Economics, Macquarie University
  • Master of Public Health, Sydney University

Kirsten Armstrong’s
Areas of Expertise

Kirsten Armstrong’s Areas of Expertise


Measure, model and identify opportunities for better policy and programs

Health and Disability

Make data-driven decisions to improve systems and services

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New Zealand general insurance update 2021 – weather, regulation and affordability high on insurers’ minds

A roundup of events and thinking that shaped the industry over the past year, plus a look at the many changes ahead for insurers

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Hugh Miller

Hugh Miller

Hugh Miller named 2021 Actuary of the Year

Congratulations to Taylor Fry Principal Hugh Miller, who has been awarded 2021 Actuary of the Year by the Actuaries Institute

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