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John Killick

John Killick

John Killick

Principal Consultant

Celebrating the differences and similarities of people, getting to know what makes a person ‘tick’, and understanding their personality, whether dour and serious or engaging and humorous, is a highly enjoyable part of John’s work. This valuable perspective on people has led to long and fruitful relationships with clients and candidates, alike. And it’s the reason John has enjoyed a long and successful career in recruitment and search.

John has more than 30 years’ experience recruiting actuaries, and other specialist financial services professionals, across the UK, European, Asian, New Zealand and Australian markets. He specialises in senior and mid-level assignments for Chief Actuary, Appointed Actuary, Product Actuary, Pricing Actuary, and other roles where actuarial and quantitative skills are highly valued, such as Analytics.

John is well-known for his market knowledge and his deep and broad networks within the actuarial profession. His ability to assess and translate client needs, listen deeply to candidates, and guide both parties collaboratively to an attainable and realistic solution, is notable.

One of the original Founders of SKL Actuarial,John co-resides in Sydney and Brisbane, where he services Life and General Insurance clients regionally and nationally. As a Co-Founder, John plays an integral role in the continued growth and development of the firm.

Seeing that people are dealt an ‘even hand’ in the recruitment process aligns with John’s strong sense of fairness – and he often goes the ‘extra yard’ to offer guidance, support, and advice to those struggling to see the possibilities in their future career path. Acting as a confidante, he has provided realistic advice to thousands of actuaries throughout their careers – helping them to reach – and rise above – their true career potential.

When John isn’t busy connecting his next candidate to their dream job, you’ll find him spending time with his family and friends, landscaping and getting his hands dirty in the garden, and enjoying all sports played at a high-level of expertise – but it’s mainly spectating these days.

Give John a call or send him an email – he’d love to hear from you.

John's latest roles

  • Analytics and Insights Specialist
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Published by:
    15 April 2021

    Here’s an opportunity to utilise your actuarial and analytics skills in an evolving team environment in financial services. Use your actuarial training and love of analytics and see what it can bring to the planning and strategic growth of a business. There is excellent good career growth prospects as this is an exp...

  • General Insurance Actuary / Senior Analyst
    Location:
    Adelaide
    Published by:
    01 April 2021

    Newly created role working with a growing Australian General Insurer in a great opportunity to develop your technical skills. About the Role Assist with providing actuarial services to the company’s insurance business lines Help improve the team’s capabilities in technical pricing and capital modelling Perform compe...

  • Experienced Consulting Manager – Personal Injuries
    Location:
    Sydney
    Published by:
    01 April 2021

    This consulting firm offers client-focused solutions across Australia and New Zealand with a full range of insurance services that is bound to aid your career by providing you with great technical and managerial opportunities. About the Role Work closely with senior consultants and clients to deliver the best tailor...

  • GI Pricing Actuary
    Location:
    Brisbane
    Published by:
    01 April 2021

    ​ Great opportunity to work as part of a high performing team in a friendly and dynamic environment   About the Role Manage the entire end-to-end rate review process such as data preparation, modelling, review, implementation and monitoring Support the development of new products, financial models, pricing structure...

  • GI Actuarial Manager
    Location:
    Brisbane
    Published by:
    01 April 2021

    Our client is looking for an experienced Actuary for an interesting role where you’ll work closely with underwriters on pricing tailored insurance solutions for corporate customers. You will: Use your deep and demonstrated understanding of the calculation of technical cost to determine prices for our largest clients...

  • General Insurance Senior Analyst
    Location:
    Sydney
    Published by:
    01 April 2021

    ​Great role for a Senior Analyst to work in reserving, capital and some pricing.  About the Role Support the Appointed Actuary, Actuarial Manager and Head of Capital with projects and reporting Work with finance and analytics teams to increase efficiency of valuation approaches Work with IT/Finance Teams to ensure a...

  • Senior Consultant/Director
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Published by:
    10 February 2021

    ​​Our client is a leading Australian Consultancy very highly regarded in both the superannuation and life insurance space. The business has an impressive record of providing top level consulting and advice to their clients and being at the forefront of industry change. In this role, you will provide insight through ...