Director Modelling and Research Solutions, Macquarie University

Ryan leads the modelling and research group responsible for the strategic direction and development of Risk Frontiers’ catastrophe loss models, data and research solutions. He has expertise in numerical and probabilistic modelling and quantitative risk analysis and specialises in probabilistic tropical cyclone and severe storm loss modelling.

Ryan’s research interests include current and projected relationships between weather-related natural disaster losses and climate change and the implications these have for policy.


  • 2017–present
    Director Modelling and Research Solutions, Risk Frontiers
  • 2016–2017
    Director Modelling and Research Solutions, Risk Frontiers, Macquarie University
  • 2013–2016
    Chief Research Officer, Risk Frontiers, Macquarie University
  • 2003–2013
    Catastrophe Risk Scientist, Risk Frontiers, Macquarie University


  • 2012 
    Macquarie University, PhD (Environment and Geography)
  • 2003 
    Macquarie University, PGDip (Accounting)
  • 2002 
    Macquarie University, BSc (Advanced Mathematics)