07 Nov 2014
The Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (the Institute) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 New Zealand Insurance Industry Awards after a ceremony in Auckland tonight.
Winners included AA Insurance for Direct Insurance Company of the Year, TOWER for Innovation of the Year, awarded for its SmartDriver tool, and Rothbury Insurance Brokers for Large Broking Company of the Year.
The coveted Emerging Young Professional of the Year was presented to June Kuan, a Commercial Pricing and Portfolio Analyst with NZI. Insurance Leader of the Year Award was awarded to Karl Armstrong, who recently became Chief Risk Officer at IAG.
The Awards, now in its third year, is the New Zealand Insurance Industry’s annual event to celebrate excellent in insurance.
“While there are a lot of great things happening globally in the insurance community, make no mistake: New Zealand is leading the world. The innovation, level of performance and commitment that characterises New Zealand’s insurance industry is something to be extremely proud of,” said Institute CEO Prue Willsford.