NZ industry’s high achievers recognised

NZ industry’s high achievers recognised | Insurance Business

NZ industry’s high achievers recognised
Outstanding members and students were all celebrated in equal measure at the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance’s (ANZIIF) Celebrating Success Awards in Auckland last night.

Barry Tremaine from Protekt Insurance received Honorary membership, while Anthony Mills of IAG NZ, Bernard Tan from QBE Insurance and Anita Wikeepa from Vero Insurance NZ were awarded Fellow status - ANZIIF’s highest level of membership.

Kendyll Morton of Southern Response won not one but two awards – Student of the Year and Regional Student of the Year.

Pete Frizzell of FMG was recognised with the Les Dobson Reinsurance Prize. Lilian Kuan of Vero and Catherine Ellison of Crombie Lockwood were announced winners of the two ICNZ Marine Insurance Prize categories. Kuan was another double winner, taking out the Marine Claims Management module.

In total, 15 academic award winners were joined by 74 insurance professionals who achieved Senior Associate CIP and Fellow CIP membership status in 2015.

ANZIIF said the annual event aimed to recognise outstanding members and students and was designed to highlight the role that education plays in individual and industry success.

“Through Celebrating Success we aim to foster a culture of excellence in the insurance industry and to recognise the role that education plays in professionalism,” ANZIIF CEO Prue Willsford said.

“The ANZIIF students and members we honour with these awards are insurance professionals who are not only committed to their careers, but who are committed to the success of the industry as a whole,” she said.