Tony Richardson is a Fellow of ANZIIF. He started his insurance career as a junior underwriter with Commercial Union in Melbourne in 1973. He moved to Munich Re in 1977, and opened a branch for American Re in Melbourne in 1982.
In 1983 Tony and family relocated from Melbourne to Singapore to open American Re’s Asian operations, writing reinsurance in (the then) six ASEAN countries plus Hong Kong, Taiwan, Sri Lanka and India. This was a very exciting time to be in Asia in a period of rapid growth throughout the region.
Tony moved back to Australia in 1990 and started as CEO for American Re for Australia and NZ in 1991. Tony managed American Re’s Asia Pacific business from 1999 until the Munich Re merger in 2002. From 2003 until mid-2007 Tony was Operations Manager at IAG Re, the captive reinsurer for IAG. Since 2007 he has had various independent consulting roles, most recently with Ernst & Young.