Dr. Ben Zehnwirth

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is founder and Managing Director of Insureware. Ben has held a number of previous academic appointments including the position of Visting Professor at the Department of Applied Finance & Actuarial Studies, Faculty of Business and Economics, Macquarie University (NSW) (2013-2014), Professorial Visiting Fellow, School of Actuarial Studies, Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales (2004-2010). The GIO Professorial Fellow in Insurance at The University of Melbourne, Australia (1994-1997), Associate Professor of Statistics at Macquarie University (1987-1990), Lektor in the Actuarial Laboratory, University of Copenhagen (1980), visiting Professor, Mathematics Faculty, University of British Columbia (1980), and visiting Professor, Actuarial Department, University of Waterloo (1986) . He is listed in Who's Who in the World (1995+).

He is author of more than 30 research papers in Statistics, Econometrics and Actuarial Science published in international scientific journals including a paper that generalises the classical Kalman filter algorithm (Journal of the American Statistical Association (1986)). He is also co-author of Introductory Statistics with Applications in General Insurance, which was awarded the Clarence A. Kulp prize by the American Risk and Insurance Association (1985).

Ben Zehnwirth serves as editor and/or referee for more than fifteen Scientific Journals and has been invited guest speaker at a number of international scientific meetings, including the First Space Information Systems conference held in Stockholm (1984), the Premium Principles conference held at Catholique Universite de Louvain (1983), and eight Casualty Loss Reserving Seminars sponsored by the Casualty Actuarial Society and American Academy of Actuaries (1985-96).

He has consulted widely to a broad spectrum of commercial organisations, including the Insurance, Energy and Telecommunication industries. Moreover, he has widespread experience in the development of software packages including two complex software programs for the Electricity Commission of NSW (the country's largest Electric Utility). In the field of Insurance he has consulted on a wide variety of matters ranging from loss reserving to premium rating of international risk for a North American reinsurer as well as advising on mergers and acquisitions.


  • Introductory Statistics with applications in General Insurance. Published by Cambridge University Press. 275 pages (1983) (with Hossack, I.B. and Pollard, J.H.)
  • Awarded the Clarence A. Kulp Award by the American Risk and Insurance Association, Inc. (1985).
  • The book is cited in Encyclopaedia Britannica under Statistics and is a set prescribed text book by the Institute of Actuaries (London) and the Casualty Actuarial Society (U.S.A.)

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