Submission open for Insurance Scholarship for New Zealanders

 

Venkat Raman
Auckland, September 6, 2022

Eligible candidates can apply for a Scholarship from the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) and the Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ).

The winner will be an insurance industry professional and receive NZ$ 10,000 to attend an international conference or a seminar, which provides an excellent leadership opportunity.

The Scholarship recognises and supports the professional growth and development of insurance industry practitioners living and working in New Zealand.

Encouragement to Members

ICNZ Chief Executive Tim Grafton said that the Scholarship encourages members to support applications for the scholarship.

“We are proud to support the ongoing development of our industry, which is critical if we are to maintain pace with the ever-changing insurance needs of our customers and communities. This year’s topic really delves into the sector’s reputation risks for one of the biggest challenges of our century,” he said.

ANZIIF Chief Executive Prue Willsford said that the two organisations are committed to investing in people and building the next generation of future industry leaders.

“This scholarship has opened many doors of opportunity for previous winners, significantly contributing to their professional development, leadership skills and industry networks. I encourage all eligible individuals to apply,” she said.

 

The Application Process

Entrants must submit a 2500-word essay to the question “How might climate change pose a reputation risk to insurers? How might that risk be managed?”

Every applicant should be a direct employee of a member of the ICNZ. They can check their eligibility and determine if they are employees of a member of ICNZ member. The applicant should be a permanent resident in New Zealand, should be under 35 years of age and submit original work with the application.

Applications close at 5 pm (NZDT) on Tuesday, 8 November 2022. The winner will be presented with their award at the ANZIIF Business Breakfast in Auckland in May 2023.

For more information, please visit the ANZIIF website.

About ANZIIF

The Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) is the leading membership body and provider of education, training and professional development services to the insurance industry in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region.

Established in 1884, ANZIIF has more than 17,000 members in over 50 countries. With offices in Australia, New Zealand and China, it works to promote and support lifelong learning through education, thought leadership, professional development events and ANZIIF publication, ‘The Journal.’

“Through our activities, we aim to help members achieve their career and corporate aspirations and to contribute to the success of the insurance and financial services industries,” Ms Willsford said. Please visit www.anziif.com for more information.

About ICNZ

The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) is a representative body established in 1895 to represent fire and general insurance companies. It also performs an important role in informing and educating consumers about key insurance issues and risks. ICNZ is governed by a Board of 10 members, appointed annually. It comprises 27 member companies that accept the risks of over NZ$ 1 trillion of New Zealand’s assets and liabilities. Please visit www.icnz.org.nz for more information.

 

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