Richard Poulter

Technical Advisor – Product & Actuarial

Richard Poulter is a disaster risk finance and insurance specialist with expertise in the design and implementation of financial strategies to build resilience against the effects of natural disasters in low and middle income countries.

Richard is a qualified Fellow of the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries in the UK, and has been supporting PCRIC since it’s inception in 2016 with the Company’s underwriting, insurance pricing, reinsurance optimisation, capital management, and the development and implementation of new insurance products.  Richard has travelled extensively throughout the Pacific and is also a core part of PCRIC’s efforts to build disaster risk finance and insurance capacity & understanding across the region.

Richard has worked as an international DRF consultant since 2013, and in addition to supporting PCRIC has also held contracts with the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and the Red Cross Climate Centre on disaster risk financing projects globally.  Prior to this Richard worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers in both London and Sydney as a general insurance actuary, specialising in catastrophe risk. In addition to being a qualified actuary, Richard holds a Master’s degree in Disaster Management, an International Diploma of Humanitarian Assistance, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics. Richard is currently based in Melbourne, Australia.