ICNZ, ANZIIF open submissions for 2022 scholarship

ICNZ, ANZIIF open submissions for 2022 scholarship | Insurance Business New Zealand

ICNZ, ANZIIF open submissions for 2022 scholarship

The Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) and the Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) have opened submissions for the 2022 ICNZ and ANZIIF Scholarship.

The scholarship’s main goal is to recognise and support the professional growth and development of insurance industry practitioners living and working in New Zealand. The selected insurance professional will be awarded up to $10,000, which will allow them to attend an international conference or seminar that provides a technical or leadership development opportunity.

“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,” said Tim Grafton, ICNZ chief executive. “This year’s topic really delves into the sector’s reputation risks for one of the biggest challenges of our century.”

“ICNZ and ANZIIF are committed to investing in people and building the next generation of future industry leaders,” said Prue Willsford, ANZIIF chief executive officer. “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.”

The scholarship is open to applicants that are age 34 or below, have permanent residency in New Zealand, and are direct employees of ICNZ member companies.

As part of the application process, entrants must submit an original 2,500-word essay that seeks to answer the questions: How might climate change pose a reputation risk to insurers? How might that risk be managed?

The application period will run until 5pm on Nov. 8. The winner will receive their award at the ANZIIF Business Breakfast in Auckland in May 2023.