NZ Awards finalists announced

NZ Awards finalists announced | Insurance Business

NZ Awards finalists announced
The Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) has announced the companies and individuals who have made it to the finalist stage of this year’s prestigious New Zealand Insurance Industry Awards.

Back on the list of awards this year is small/medium broker of the year, with New Zealand Financial Brokers Ltd up against Runacres & Associates Ltd for the prize.

Last year’s large broker of the year winner, Rothbury Insurance Brokers, is in the running again, against the same adversary – Willis New Zealand Ltd.

AA Insurance and FMG are back in the finalists line-up for the direct general insurance company of the year category, as is State Insurance and Tower Insurance with only two placings for intermediated company of the year, going to NZI and Vero.

Fire and general insurers were absent from the list of finalists for one of this year’s new categories, women’s employer of the year.

The four finalist companies were AMP Financial Services NZ, ANZ, Asteron Life and Cunningham Lindsey.

Another new category, professional services firm of the year, sees previous two time winner of law firm of the year, DLA Piper New Zealand, facing Duncan Cotterill and Finity in the finalist stage.

Judges of this year’s categories found the level of submissions to be ‘outstanding’, commenting that this made the selection process that much more challenging.

“This was a reflection of the commitment to excellence demonstrated by all those who entered,” ANZIIF said.

The winners will be announced at the official awards ceremony at the Sky City Convention Centre in Auckland on Thursday 5 November 2015, commencing at 6.30pm.

Tickets are still available for those who wish to join in the celebrations.
 
SMALL/MEDIUM BROKER OF THE YEAR
  • New Zealand Financial Brokers Limited
  • Runacres & Associates Ltd
LARGE BROKER OF THE YEAR
  • Rothbury Insurance Brokers
  • Willis New Zealand Limited 
DIRECT GENERAL INSURANCE COMPANY OF THE YEAR
  • AA Insurance
  • FMG
  • State Insurance
  • Tower Insurance
INTERMEDIATED INSURANCE COMPANY OF THE YEAR
  • NZI
  • Vero
LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OF THE YEAR
  • Asteron Life
  • Cigna Life Insurance
  • Partners Life
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FIRM OF THE YEAR
  • DLA Piper New Zealand
  • Duncan Cotterill 
  • Finity
SERVICE PROVIDER OF THE YEAR
  • Construction Cost Consultants
  • JB Hi-Fi
  • Smith&Smith
YOUNG INSURANCE PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
  • Shannon O’Brien, ACE Insurance Limited
  • Adam Rudland, Cigna Life Insurance
  • Joseph Neilson, NZI
WOMEN'S EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR
  • AMP Financial Services New Zealand
  • ANZ
  • Asteron Life
  • Cunningham Lindsey