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Our work

It is our mission to promote and shape a responsive and sustainable insurance industry to safeguard New Zealand.

Who we are

The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) is a representative body established in 1895 to represent fire and general insurance companies.

We are governed by a Board of 10 members, appointed annually at the AGM. The Council aims to assist members in key areas affecting their business through effective advocacy and communication.

All Council members are licensed under the Insurance (Prudential Supervision) Act 2010 and are signatories to the Fair Insurance Code that requires insurers to act ethically. The Council also performs an important role in informing and educating consumers about key insurance issues and risks.


What we do

We are dedicated to

  • working with stakeholders and consumers to help people understand and manage the risks they face
  • promoting a strong and sustainable insurance industry that people can trust and have confidence in

How we do it

We do this by

  • working with stakeholders and consumers to help people understand the risks they face
  • administering the Fair Insurance Code — an industry best-practice code that governs how our members interact with their customers and the public
  • working with Government on issues relating to the fire and general insurance sector in New Zealand.