Leaky buildings lead to reward for GM

Leaky buildings lead to reward for GM | Insurance Business

Leaky buildings lead to reward for GM
Wellington resident Juliet Martin has triumphed over all other entrants to win this year’s ICNZ & ANZIIF scholarship award.

Martin is general manager at Riskpool, a mutual liability fund created by New Zealand local authorities to provide professional indemnity and public liability protection for councils and CCOs (Council Controlled Organisations).

The former Sydneysider said she was thrilled with the news and plans to attend the International Liability Insurance course run by Chartered Insurance Institute in London this May. “ANZIIF has been instrumental in my career development and I am very grateful for the opportunity the scholarship provides,” said Martin.

“I look forward to sharing my lessons learnt on my return and I encourage other young professionals to enter the essay competition and potentially be in receipt of similar opportunities in the future!”

The ICNZ awarded Martin the $5,000 international study scholarship for her essay, which analyses joint and several liability and the implications of moving to a proportionate liability model. The effects of the ‘leaky buildings’ debacle in NZ has made this subject particularly relevant.

The scholarship was open to entrants aged under 35 with members on the judging panel including representatives from AA Insurance, NZI Ltd and Munich Re, as well as the ICNZ and ANZIIF.

“The winning essay was the standout entry and Ms Martin is a worthy winner of the prize. We trust the scholarship will help her to continue to engage with and learn about the industry,” said Tim Grafton, panel judge and ICNZ Chief Executive Officer.