Movers & Shakers: World’s largest broker says yes to yachting

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Movers & Shakers: World’s largest broker says yes to yachting
World’s largest broker says yes to yachting

Aon New Zealand has become a major sponsor of Yachting New Zealand, giving their youth development programmes a boost through Aon’s investment in the Aon Fast Track programme and training clinics.

YNZ member clubs will also have access to special insurance deals to assist with some of the challenges they are currently facing in this area.

"Aon has been supporting youth development for many years within a number of sporting codes, notably the Aon Maadi Cup rowing regatta" says Aon Chief Executive Geoff Blampied. "This sponsorship arrangement with Yachting New Zealand is a natural fit for us."

The sponsorship also complements Aon’s well established connection to yachting through the very accomplished team that previously sailed as Full Metal Jacket, now sailing under the Aon Racing banner.

"This is a fantastic opportunity to promote our two brands together. We have shared values in terms of growing and recognizing talent," says David Abercombie, Yachting New Zealand’s Chief Executive.
New GM for Anziif

The Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance has appointed Anton Barnett-Harris as general manager of Education, Events and International.
Mr Barnett-Harris comes from a background in education and international business, most recently as the Learning Manager at Pearson Australia and as the Regional Director for Australia and New Zealand of Edexcel, a Pearson company.
He has also held positions as Africa Regional Director for Edexcel and NCC Education.
Mr Barnett-Harris holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public International Law and a post-graduate diploma in Organisational Management from the University of Cape Town.
As general manager of Education, Events and International, Mr Barnett-Harris will lead the team responsible for the development of the Institute’s award-winning education products and services for the Australian, New Zealand and Asian markets.
He will also oversee the Institute’s event activities, including the key industry events the Australian and New Zealand Insurance Industry Awards and the Claims Convention.

“The Institute is thrilled to welcome Anton, whose exceptional experience in global adult education will ensure that the Institute continues to set the bar as a world-class educator of insurance and finance professionals," said Anziif CEO Prue Willsford.

"With a strong background working in Australia and abroad, Anton has the skills and commitment to deliver on our strategy of being the natural partner of industry and members, to take our Australian and New Zealand activities from strength to strength while also focusing on our growth plans for the broader Asia-Pacific region,” she said.