Insurance claims beat corporate disputes for this trained litigator

by Maryvonne Gray 10 Feb 2017

Insurance claims beat corporate disputes for this trained litigator

BHSI NZ claims manager Megan Howe describes how the lure of insurance was too strong to ignore.

Why insurance?
Starting out as a young commercial litigator, the insurance claims were far more interesting than corporate disputes, so I made the easy decision to specialise in insurance.

How would you change the industry?
Encourage young women to choose insurance as a career.

Best advice you’ve ever been given?
You are defined by your choices, not your abilities.

What’s the strangest case you’ve ever worked on/been involved with?
Putting a caveat on a marriage licence.

If you were prime minister for one day, what would you do?
Ensure every child has a warm, dry home.

What’s been the highlight of your career?
Joining BHSI – of course!

What’s your favourite style of coffee?
Trim flat white.

Union, league, soccer or other?
Tennis.

If you could invite three people to dinner, dead or alive, and excluding family or friends, who would they be and why?
Michelle Obama, Dorothy Parker and Michael McIntyre – a good mix of inspiring, witty and hilarious.

Complete this sentence: if I wasn’t in insurance I would be…
A professional athlete – yeah right!


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