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Richard Kirwan

Richard Kirwan

Managing Director

Actuarial Recruitment, Student to Fully Qualified, Analyst to Chief Actuary.


Richard Kirwan is the founder of Blackwater Recruitment which was established in 2017. Richard began his career in recruitment back in 2010 when he joined an actuarial specialist agency based in London. Being mentored and trained by qualified actuaries, Richard quickly gained a strong understanding of actuarial concepts and technical requirements.

In 2013, Richard moved to Australia and set up the actuarial desk for a national insurance recruitment firm based in Sydney before setting up Blackwater Recruitment in 2017. 

Richard believes that his personal approach is fundamental to building great relationships with clients and candidates. He always strives for the best possible outcome for both parties and keeps up to date with latest market movements and trends. 


Recent successfully completed assignments.

​​Head of Individual Pricing and Profitability – Life Insurance

Marketing Actuary – Reinsurance

Director of Corporate Actuarial – Reinsurance

Capital Reporting Actuary

Pricing Actuary – CTP

Pricing Manager – Group Life Industry Funds

Pricing Manager – Individual Life

Embedded Value Actuary - Life Insurance

Valuation Manager – Life Insurance

Senior Actuarial Analyst – General Insurance Reserving

Pricing Actuary – Group Master Trust

Actuarial Analyst – Life Valuation

Actuarial Manager – General Insurance

Deputy Chief Actuary – Life Insurance

Reserving Actuary – General Insurance

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