ANZIFF announces new award for insurance professionals

The Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) has announced a new Lifetime Achievement Award. This award, to be given out at ANZIFF’s annual awards evening in August, will recognise individuals who have made significant contributions to advancing, promoting or improving the standing and development of the insurance industry. Nominees for the Lifetime Achievement Award must have worked in the industry for more than 20 years and have a proven record of acting professionally

ANZIIF announces new President

The Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) has appointed Tony Morgan, as its new President and Jonathon Fox, General Manager of Insurance Operations, Elders Insurance, as Deputy President. Morgan said, “Our main focus is on providing educational and professional development services for a large, diverse and growing body of professionals in the insurance and financial services sector throughout our region. I am committed to the further development and enhancement of these services

ANZIIF announces new Board Members

The Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) has appointed two new Board Directors at its AGM in Melbourne in May. These are Pauline Blight-Johnston, who is MD of RGA Reinsurance Company if Australia and Steve Nevett, who is Chairman of the Pacific Region for Aon Risk Solutions. Nevett said, “It was a great honour and privilege to be appointed to the ANZIIF Board I am committed to working with the Institute, Board members and wider community as

ANZIIF honours John Richardson and Ian Brown for their services to the industry

Insurance personalities John Richardson and Ian Brown were honoured at the May 2011 AGM of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) for the generous contributions they made during their years of service on the ANZIIF Board. ANZIFF CEO Joan Fitzpatrick said it had been a privilege to have the direction and leadership of “two such well-respected and influential industry professionals to guide the Board and the organisation

Who is CommInsure?

CommInsure is a registered business name of  The Colonial Mutual Life Assurance Society Limited. CMLA is a wholly owned but non-guaranteed subsidiary of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. CommInsure has scooped the 2010 awards for Plan for Life/AFA Life Company of the Year and ANZIIF’s Life Insurance Company of the Year. According to a CommInsure spokesperson, these awards highlight “improved customer service, innovative services and products, and speed and effectiveness in underwriting and claims. Real advantages that can help boost your

QBE announced General Insurance Company of the Year

QBE has won the title of General Insurance Company of the Year at the 2010 Australia and New Zealand Insurance Industry Awards in Sydney. Chief Executive Officer for QBE Australia Asia Pacific Vince McLenaghan said it was a great honour to be recognised among the industry’s finest: “To be conferred with this award would not have been possible without the dedication of the team at QBE, as well as the commitment and loyalty of our intermediary partners and customers.” “While QBE was

Insurance institute makes Brown a life member

In recognition of his contribution to the insurance industry, Mr Ian Brown has been awarded an honorary life membership of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF). Mr Brown is the Past President (2005-2007) of ANZIIF and has been a Director since 2002. Mr Brown retired from Executive duties but remains as an Independent Director on several Boards after 40 years as a Senior Insurance Executive and former CEO of Insurance Companies in New Zealand and Australia. Mr Brown is also

Insurance institute supports high-tech expo and finance summit in China

ANZIIF (The Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance) will be  an Academic Supporter of the 13th China Beijing International High-Tech Expo and Finance Summit being held from 27 to 28 May. The Institute hopes that many members, students and corporate supporters will support and attend this important event. The Summit theme this year is Financial Reconstruction and Economic Revitalisation. Distinguished speakers from the IMF, the World Bank, the Asian development Bank and Chinese banking, insurance and securities regulatory

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