Industry body announces award winners

Industry body announces award winners

Industry body announces award winners ANZIIF has announced its latest batch of award winners and honorary lifetime members at its annual general meeting.

An honorary lifetime membership was given to former ANZIIF president, Duncan West, whilst the ANZIIF service award was given to Julie Hill of Crombie Lockwood and Chris Rodd received the E.E Vines memorial prize.

“Duncan, Julie and Chris have each shown themselves to be outstanding members of the ANZIIF community and of the broader insurance community. They are worthy recipients of these awards and we are honored to bear witness to their achievements and contributions,” ANZIIF CEO, Prue Willsford, said of the winners.

West was recognized for his “level of service to ANZIIF over an extended period of time on a national or international level,” and has worked for over 30 years in the insurance industry with stints in Australia, the United Kingdom and India.

Currently the chairman of Hollard Holdings Australia and Pacific Life Re Australia, West was CEO of Vero and CGU during his illustrious career.

Hill, group broking manager for Crombie Lockwood Insurance Brokers in New Zealand, first became involved with ANZIIF in 1994 and served 20 years on the Institute Committee’s and Advisory boards before stepping down from the Member Advisory Board in 2014.

The E.E Vines Memorial Prize recognises the best article published in the ANZIIF magazine and was awarded to Rodd, who is technical council at CGU.

Rodd’s article Section 46 of the Insurance Contracts Act – Is It Defective? was “an outstanding contribution to discourse on the controversial section of the legislation,” ANZIIF said in a statement.