Ross Simmonds Taylor Fry

Ross is based at Taylor Fry’s Wellington office, where he began in 2016. He has more than 20 years of actuarial experience in general insurance, across pricing, reserving, strategy and analytics.

Ross leads the external actuarial liabilities valuation of New Zealand’s Accident Compensation Corporation. He has developed pricing and natural perils models, undertaken competitor monitoring, and strategic portfolio reviews, and helped design new products and insurance offerings.

Ross is Past President of the New Zealand Society of Actuaries and regularly presents on issues affecting insurers and consumers in Australia and New Zealand. Before joining us, Ross led the personal lines pricing team for IAG NZ. He also held Appointed Actuary roles, and consulted with PwC and Aon Consulting in London, Auckland and Wellington.

Ross’s Qualifications
  • Fellow of the New Zealand Society of Actuaries
  • Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (UK)
  • Bachelor of Science (Applied Statistics), Waikato University

Ross Simmonds’s
Areas of Expertise

Ross Simmonds’s Areas of Expertise

General Insurance

Deep industry experience backed by a strong commercial focus

Injury Schemes

Considered advice and analytics for sustainable schemes

Appointed Actuary

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

Advanced Analytics

Own and master industry-leading analytics solutions through a creative partnership


Trusted guidance for companies managing their own risks

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RADAR FY2023 New Zealand Snapshot

Our NZ general insurance FY2023 overview sheds light on New Zealand's insurance landscape to help insurers chart a steady path forward.

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What does the future of insurance look like in a warmer Aoteroa?

Director Ross Simmonds looks at flood risk and the options for decision-makers in managing affordability and market sustainability

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