Breaking News: NZ insurance industry award finalists announced

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Breaking News: NZ insurance industry award finalists announced
The Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) has announced the finalists of the 2014 New Zealand Insurance Industry Awards with a string of names looking set to repeat past successes.
 
Now in its third year, the Awards honour excellence by New Zealand individuals and businesses.
 
Finalists are chosen by an independent judging panel of industry leaders, with judging overseen and audited by Ernst & Young.
 
Finalists who are facing a repeat of previous success, include Cunningham Lindsey, AA Insurance, NZI, DLA Phillips Fox and Willis who were all winners of their respective categories last year.
 
ANZIIF CEO Prue Willsford was glowing in her commendation of New Zealand’s role to play within the global insurance industry.
 
“New Zealand is one of the greatest contributors to the advancement of the global insurance industry.
 
“These Awards are about recognising the talent, achievement and contribution of New Zealand’s insurance industry to the well-being of the New Zealand community and the industry’s role as a world leader in insurance practice,” she said Prue Willsford.
 
The finalists for each category are:
 
Broking Professional of the Year
David Crick, Runacres & Associates
James Shearing, Crombie Lockwood
 
Claims Service Provider of the Year
Asteron Life
Crawford & Company
Cunningham Lindsey
 
Direct Insurance Company of the Year
AA Insurance
AMI Insurance
FMG
Tower Insurance
 
Emerging Young Professional of the Year
Olivia Clements, LiveLife Insurance & Mortgages
June Kuan, NZI
Henry Wallace, NZI
 
Innovation of the Year
Asteron Life
Tower Insurance
Zurich
 
Intermediated Insurance Company of the Year
AIG
NZI
Vero
 
Law Firm of the Year
DLA Phillips Fox
Duncan Cotterill
 
Large Broking Company of the Year
Rothbury Insurance Brokers Group
Willis
 
Life Insurance Company of the Year
Asteron Life
Fidelity Life
Sovereign
 
Service Provider of the Year
Finity Consulting
JB HiFi
 
Insurance Leader of the Year: To be announced on the night
 
The winners will be announced at the 2014 New Zealand Industry Awards at Auckland's Sky City on Thursday, 6 November 2014.