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Retirement of Mr S.W. Caffin, OBE



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NO. 112

EMBARGO IMMEDIATE RELEASE

STATEMENT BY THE ACTING TREASURER THE HON ERIC L. ROBINSON, MP

RETIREMENT OF MR S.W. CAFFIN, OBE

The Acting Treasurer, Mr Eric L. Robinson, today announced the

retirement of Mr S.W. Caffin, OBE as Australian Government

Actuary and Life Insurance Commissioner. His retirement would

take effect from today Friday 30 September. Mr Robinson said

that Mr Caffin has held these positions since 1958.

Mr Caffin's service has been in the best traditions of the

Commonwealth Public Service and his contributions in giving

actuarial advice to successive Commonwealth Governments and

to the stability and well-being of the life insurance industry

have been very significant indeed.

Mr Caffin has also been able to make available his skills

and expertise as an actuary and life insurance supervisor to

a number*of State and overseas Governments and government

agencies and ha-s been instrumental in the establishment of

sound insurance supervisory systems in a number of developing

countries.

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Mr Robinson said that the Government wished to place on record

its appreciation of the many years of outstanding service

provided by Mr Caffin.

CANBERRA . ACT 30 September 1977