The Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZI
IF) 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
, DLA Phillips Fox and Willis who were all winners of their respective categories last year.
IF 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
Crawford & Company
Direct Insurance Company of the Year
Emerging Young Professional of the Year
Olivia Clements, LiveLife Insurance & Mortgages
June Kuan, NZI
Henry Wallace, NZI
Innovation of the Year
Intermediated Insurance Company of the Year
Law Firm of the Year
DLA Phillips Fox
Large Broking Company of the Year
Insurance Brokers Group
Life Insurance Company of the Year
Service Provider of the Year
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.