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Winners of the 2019 New Zealand Insurance Industry Awards

Thursday 28 November 2019

Winners of the 2019 New Zealand Insurance Industry Awards announced

The Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 New Zealand Insurance Industry Awards.

More than 400 insurance professionals attended Cordis in Auckland, marking the eighth year of the industry’s night of nights.

Every year, this event brings the insurance community together to celebrate the outstanding individual and company achievements.

‘I’d like to congratulate this year’s winners and finalists for taking the time and effort to submit and demonstrate such excellence in their submissions,’ says ANZIIF Chief Executive Officer, Prue Willsford.

‘With all of the challenges that are upon us, it’s very easy to get caught up in the day to day, so it is even more important that we step back and celebrate the achievements and accomplishments which make us a great industry and help us to focus on the stories that matter to our customers.’

Among the awards for excellence, Ben Holloway of Fidelity Life was announced Young Insurance Professional of the Year.

The winners for each category are listed below:

Large Broking Company of the Year

Insurance Advisernet New Zealand
Young Insurance Professional of the Year

Sponsored by DLA Piper

Ben Holloway, Fidelity Life
Small – Medium Broking Company of the Year

Sponsored by NZI

Runacres Insurance
Underwriting Agency of the YearDelta Insurance
Direct General Insurance Company of the Year

Sponsored by JB Hi-Fi

AA Insurance
Intermediated Insurance Company of the YearVero
Life Insurance Company of the Year

Sponsored by DXC Technology

Fidelity Life
Innovation of the Year

Sponsored by Manheim

AA Insurance
Professional Services Firm of the YearSedgwick New Zealand
Service Provider to the Insurance IndustryJB Hi-Fi
Excellence in Workplace Diversity and Inclusion

Sponsored by Fidelity Life

Suncorp New Zealand


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