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2021 ICNZ and ANZIIF Scholarship opens for submissions

02 Aug 2021

The Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) and the Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) – Te Kāhui Inihua o Aotearoa – are pleased to announce submissions are open for the 2021 ICNZ and ANZIIF Scholarship.

The ICNZ and ANZIIF Scholarship recognises and supports the professional growth and development of insurance industry practitioners living and working in New Zealand.

A prize of up to NZ $10,000 will be awarded to a professional from the insurance industry to attend an international conference or seminar program which will provide an excellent insurance industry or leadership-based development opportunity.

Tim Grafton, Chief Executive ICNZ - Te Kahui Inihua o Aotearoa - encourages its members to support applications for the scholarship. “We are proud to support the ongoing development of our industry, which is critical if we are to maintain pace with the ever-changing insurance needs of our customers and communities. This year’s topic, and its focus on the pandemic, really delves into understanding the sector and how it can continue to evolve and change.”

“ICNZ and ANZIIF are committed to investing in people and building the next generation of future industry leaders,“ says Prue Willsford, ANZIIF Chief Executive Officer.

”This scholarship has opened many doors of opportunity for previous winners, significantly contributing to their professional development, leadership skills and industry networks. I encourage all eligible individuals to apply.”

To apply, entrants must submit a 2,500-word essay to provided questions on the 2021 topic:

Discuss what you think are the most important lessons, experiences or challenges arising from the pandemic and how they may change or benefit the general insurance sector in the future.

To be eligible, an applicant must be:

  • a direct employee of a member of the ICNZ – to check whether you are an employee of an ICNZ member you can view a list of members here: www.icnz.org.nz/about-us/our-members/
  • have permanent residency in New Zealand
  • are currently under the age of 35 years (34 or under)
  • submit original work

Applications for the ICNZ and ANZIIF Scholarship close at 5:00 pm (NZDT) on Thursday, 30 September 2021. The winner may be presented with their award at the ANZIIF New Zealand Insurance Awards or at another suitable event. For more information, please visit the ANZIIF website. ICNZ members can also access information here.

ABOUT ANZIIF

The Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) is the leading membership body and provider of education, training and professional development services to the insurance industry in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region.

Established in 1884, ANZIIF has more than 17,000 members in over 50 countries. With offices in Australia, New Zealand and China, ANZIIF works to promote and support lifelong learning through education, thought leadership, professional development events and ANZIIF’s publication, The Journal.

Through our activities, we aim to help members achieve their career and corporate aspirations and to contribute to the success of the insurance and financial services industries.

Visit anziif.com for more information.

About ICNZ

The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) – Te Kāhui Inihua o Aotearoa – is a representative body established in 1895 to represent fire and general insurance companies. It also performs an important role in informing and educating consumers about key insurance issues and risks. ICNZ is governed by a Board of 10 members, appointed annually. It comprises 27 member companies that accept the risks of over NZ$1 trillion of New Zealand’s assets and liabilities.

Visit icnz.org.nz for more information.