Ryan leads Risk Frontiers and has expertise in the development of catastrophe loss models, quantitative risk analysis and physical climate risk solutions. He oversees and provides strategic advice in the development of Risk Frontiers’ products, data solutions and services in these areas.
Ryan has extensive hands-on experience in assessing the impacts of natural hazards on Australian communities. During his 18 years at Risk Frontiers, he has also undertaken a wide variety of projects for domestic and international (re)insurance companies and their brokers as well as government and non-government organisations. His research background is in natural disaster losses and climate change including the application of insurance modelling tools to climate change adaptation decision-making relating to the built environment.
Ryan was a member of the Scientific Committee of the industry-led Climate Measurements Standards Initiative (CMSI) in Australia and has appeared at Royal Commission and Senate Committee Inquiries as a subject matter expert. He has contributed to Risk Frontiers’ submissions to several other Government Inquiries relating to natural disasters and is the author of numerous scientific and industry publications.
Ryan has a BSc (Advanced Mathematics), Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting and a PhD in Natural Hazards from Macquarie University.