Our History

Dataly Actuarial was established in 2019. At the start of our journey, we were a consulting firm providing actuarial and data analytics services for Australian and New Zealand Life Insurance, Reinsurance, Superannuation and Wealth Management companies.

Our team expanded over time and our service offering now includes non-life insurance data analytics capabilities, beyond our traditional life insurance and wealth management offering. We are currently a team of over 35 actuarial and data specialists at various levels of experience and seek to continue to grow our dynamic actuarial and data consultancy.

At Dataly Actuarial, data has always been our passion. Our main goal is to help our clients solve a broad range of complex actuarial and data-related problems. We always strive to produce high quality outcomes for our valued clients by providing the right resources and capabilities, innovative, cost-effective solutions that are suited to their unique needs.

Leadership Team

Our Managing Directors have held senior corporate and consulting roles in small to large life insurance and reinsurance companies across the full spectrum of data and traditional actuarial work.

Our leadership team has a combined wealth of experience across diverse areas of expertise within Data Analytics as well as Risk and Wealth Management in Australia and New Zealand.

Data Experts

Michael Lip

Managing Director

Michael started Dataly Actuarial in July 2019 to pursue his passion of using data to make a difference, drawing on his experience leading actuarial and data teams across the Australian life insurance and reinsurance sectors. He has held multiple business lead roles for system & data management and transformation projects, working with major insurance and reinsurance databases & systems. With an Actuarial/Computing background, Michael is well versed in business and IT languages to bridge understanding between strategic, technical and operational work streams.

Celeste Vanderveer

Associate Director

Celeste joined Dataly Actuarial in November 2021. She has extensive experience in reinsurance process and data projects, process improvement, system migration and client remediations, with core skills in process development, data integration, project and people leadership. Celeste led the Data Operations Team at Munich Reinsurance Australasia where she gained an in-depth exposure to all large Australian life insurer datasets across policy and claim domains. Celeste leads the Dataly Actuarial PMO function - talented BAs and PMs with strong domain knowledge.

Albert Suryadi

Associate Director

Albert joined Dataly Actuarial in January 2023. He has held multiple roles leading data analytics teams and driving company strategies through the use of data. Albert joins us from Mirvac where he headed up the Data and Analytics function. After completing his tertiary actuarial degree, Albert developed into a leader in the field of data analytics. Albert will be helping clients make use of new technologies and techniques to harness insights and solve their complex problems. In 2023 Albert was named one of the top 25 IAPA analytics leaders.

Mariana Fernandez Cedillo

Principal Consultant

Mariana joined Dataly Actuarial in February 2024. She is an experienced actuary with over 14 years of technical knowledge gained globally in actuarial and analytics roles in the life insurance and reinsurance industries. With over 7 years in Munich Re, Mariana is proficient in the areas of business intelligence, experience analysis, valuation/pricing assumptions & insurance strategy. Passionate about delivering data-driven solutions and insights, while bridging the gap between technical expertise and business value.

Actuarial Experts

Sammy Liu

Managing Director

Sammy joined Dataly Actuarial in April 2021 with over 20 years of experience in the life insurance and superannuation industries including valuation and pricing across retail risk & group insurance products. Sammy also has project experience coordinating and leading finance and transformation engagements to implement changes to actuarial projection systems (Prophet), improvement and automation of actuarial processes, User Acceptance Testing of data and model changes.

Peter Li

Associate Director

Peter joined Dataly Actuarial in May 2022. He is a qualified Actuary with over 18 years of experience in the insurance and reinsurance industries spanning actuarial pricing, valuation, capital and asset liability management. Prior to joining Dataly Actuarial, Peter managed the actuarial valuation systems team in Munich Reinsurance Australasia with a focus on actuarial modelling and also has considerable expertise in both data analytics and financial modelling.

Matthew Buckle

Associate Director

Matthew is a Fellow of the Actuaries Institute and the Actuarial Society of South Africa with significant experience and technical expertise in valuation, capital management, & process improvement. He regularly shares thought leadership on key topics such as IFRS17 implementation and effective data communication & processes all while developing strong ongoing client relationships and building a strong people culture. Outside of work, he loves the outdoors with a passion for sailing & travelling.

Dan Wang

Associate Director

Dan joined Dataly Actuarial in April 2022. He is a qualified Actuary with over 11 years of experience in Life Insurance valuations and Capital management, having worked in the corporate teams of key life insurers. Dan also has over 4 years of IFRS17 experience, with a focus on product interpretations, Prophet model specifications, and UAT. He is also adept at managing the valuation process and regulatory capital works.

Jack Dhung

Principal Consultant

Jack joined Dataly Actuarial in November 2023. He is a qualified actuary with over 9 years of experience in the life insurance industry. Jack's background includes Valuation, Capital and IFRS 17 implementation, having worked across many Australian and international life insurance companies (including Suncorp, BT and AIA, amongst others). Jack also has experience on reinsurance optimisation & data projects through his experience analysis & insights work.

Ramanuj Bhangdiya

Principal Consultant

Ramanuj joined Dataly Actuarial in May 2024. He is a qualified actuary with over 16 years of consulting and industry experience in Life Insurance, Banking and UK Pensions. He has proficiency in domains including valuation and reporting (IFRS17 & USGAAP), risk, capital and financial modelling. Previously, Ramanuj worked with EY Australia for 7 years managing engagements covering IFRS17, modelling, statutory audits and M&A.

NZ Experts

Anne Rodrigue-Beaudoin

Associate Director

Anne joined Dataly Actuarial in August 2022. She is a qualified Actuary with versatile experience across pricing, reinsurance and client management. Anne is a strategic thinker with a strong understanding of internal and external business interactions, and excels at working with cross-functional teams. Anne has extensive experience in the New Zealand market during her previous role as a New Zealand client manager.

Caroline Moy

Associate Director

Caroline is a qualified Actuary with experience working in the Life Insurance industry across pricing, valuation, reinsurance & IFRS17 implementation. Prior to joining Dataly Actuarial, Caroline was an Associate Director in Actuarial & Insurance Services at Deloitte focused on IFRS17 implementation & customer strategy for Clients. Caroline has experience working across multi-functional teams, taking a holistic & strategic view to developing solutions for the businesses she works with.

An Bao Le

Principal Consultant

An joined Dataly in March 2024. She is an Associate Actuary with over a decade of experience supporting the Life and Health Insurance industry across the APAC region. She brings expertise in key domains essential to actuarial profession, including pricing, valuation, actuarial automation, and data analysis. Her proficiency in these areas has been refined through diverse previous roles spanning life insurance companies, consulting firms, and innovative fintech ventures.