Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


2014 Aon Benfield Scholarship winner announced

2014 Aon Benfield Scholarship winner announced


Aon Benfield and the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (the Institute) are pleased to announce the winner of the 2014 Aon Benfield Scholarship.

Jenna Cooke, an actuary at Suncorp Commercial Insurance, was awarded the prize for her essay on the topic, “Will the Google car end automobile insurance as we know it?”

As part of her prize, Ms Cooke will attend the 49th annual Aon Benfield Global Clients Reinsurance Seminar in London in June, where she will gain an understanding of the principles and practices of arranging reinsurance on a global scale.

"I'm very excited and thankful to Aon Benfield for providing me with this wonderful opportunity. The chance to not only deepen my knowledge of reinsurance but also to connect with other insurance professionals from around the world is an invaluable experience. I'd also like to thank my managers and colleagues throughout Suncorp for encouraging my participation in this competition and being so supportive of my efforts," said Ms Cooke.

Aon Benfield has funded the Scholarship for ten years. It was established to recognise an outstanding insurance professional in the Australian and New Zealand insurance markets and emphasise the importance of continuing professional development in all aspects of insurance.

Robert De Souza, President APAC/CEO Australia and New Zealand, Aon Benfield said, “This year’s competition attracted a large number of submissions of an extremely high standard. Congratulations to Ms Cooke on an outstanding accomplishment with an essay that included an emphasis on the need for continuous industry innovation. I am sure that her experience at the 49th Annual Aon Benfield Global Clients Reinsurance Seminar in London in June will provide her with invaluable reinsurance knowledge.”


Speaking on behalf of the Institute, CEO Prue Willsford said, “Jenna's essay showed innovation and breadth of vision regarding the complexity of change and the ongoing evolution of the insurance industry. Her personal commitments to further education and leadership within the industry are also impressive and demonstrated that she is a great example of the future leaders of our industry.”

The Scholarship was determined by a judging panel of industry figures, including:

Robert De Souza – President APAC / CEO Australia & New Zealand, Aon Benfield

Prue Willsford – CEO, ANZIIF

Jacki Johnson – CEO, IAG New Zealand Limited

Rob van den Honert – Co-Deputy Director, Risk Frontiers, Macquarie University NSW

Tony Smith – Executive Manager Group Reinsurance, Suncorp

Stefan Golling – General Manager Non-Life, Munich Reinsurance Group

- ENDS –

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Research: ‘Ageing Well’ Science Challenge Launched

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today launched the Ageing Well National Science Challenge, confirming initial funding of $14.6 million. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Govt Resisting Pressure To Pump More Cash Into Solid Energy

Prime Minister John Key says it is “not the government’s preferred option” to make a fresh capital injection into the troubled state-owned coal miner, Solid Energy, but dodged journalists’ questions at his weekly press conference on whether that might prove necessary... More>>

ALSO:

Lagest Ever Privacy Breach Award: NZCU Baywide Accepts “Severe” Censure In Cake Case

NZCU Baywide says that once it was found to have committed a breach of a former staff member’s privacy, it had attempted to resolve the matter... the censure and remedies for its actions taken almost three years ago are “severe” but accepted, and will hopefully draw a line under the matter. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: PayPal Stops Processing Mega Payments; NZX Listing Still On

PayPal has ceased processing payments for Mega, the file storage and encryption firm looking to join the New Zealand stock market via a reverse listing of TRS Investments, amid claims it is not a legitimate cloud storage service. More>>

ALSO:

Housing Policy: Auckland Densification As Popular As Ebola, English Says

Finance Minister Bill English said calls by the Reserve Bank Governor for more densification in Auckland’s housing were “about as popular in parts of Auckland as Ebola” would be. More>>

ALSO:

Crown Accounts: NZ Government Deficit Smaller Than Expected In First Half

The New Zealand government's operating deficit was smaller than expected in the first six months of the financial year, as the consumption and corporate tax take rose ahead of forecast in December, having lagged estimates in previous months. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news