David Pitt completed his Bachelor of Economics (Actuarial Studies) and Bachelor of Science (Statistics) degrees at Macquarie University in 1997 with a scholarship from the AMP. After graduation, David worked with the AMP as an actuarial analyst for two years, specialising in the pricing and valuation of both personal and commercial lines of general insurance business. In addition to working at AMP, David also completed the requirements for Fellowship of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia. David then returned to academia.
He was one of two foundation lecturers in the ANU Actuarial Studies program from 2000 until 2004. During this time, he completed his PhD in Actuarial Studies, specialising in the use of modern statistical methods in the analysis of disability income insurance portfolios. From January 2005 until June 2010, David worked in the Centre for Actuarial Studies at the University of Melbourne. He joined the Department of Actuarial Studies at Macquarie University as Associate Professor in July 2010 and was appointed Professor in December 2015. David is a very dedicated teacher and has been won numerous teaching awards during his career including the Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence from the ANU in 2003, a national citation for outstanding contributions to student learning from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council in 2009 and a Dean's Excellence Award in 2012.
David has also served as marker and chief examiner in the Part III education program of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia and as a member of the Education Committee of the International Actuarial Association. David's research is in the area of actuarial statistics and he has published in leading academic actuarial journals including the Astin Bulletin: the journal of the International Actuarial Association and the Annals of Actuarial Science. He was awarded the H.M. Jackson prize for best paper by an Australian actuary published in an international journal in 2007.
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