Generation i Council

The Generation i Council meets to discuss issues affecting young professionals in insurance and to assist ANZIIF to best meet the needs of the next generation of insurance leaders.

  • Jarrod De Pont

    Jarrod De Pont

    Jarrod De Pont

    ANZIIF (Senior Assoc)
    Crombie Lockwood (NZ) Limited

    Jarrod has been in the New Zealand insurance market since 2003. Working for Vero Insurance in Auckland, Jarrod gained experience through their National Sales and Claims teams, as well as commercial underwriting in Vero’s Tauranga office. 

    In early 2012, Jarrod left Vero to travel, and in early 2013, returned back into the New Zealand market working for Crombie Lockwood as a commercial broker. He is an ANZIIF Senior Associate and also graduated from the University of Auckland with a BA/BCom in 2009.

  • Brodie English


    Brodie English

    ANZIIF (Snr Assoc) CIP
    QBE Insurance (Australia)

    Commenced insurance career in 2008 with QBE as a business support officer in our Harrington Street office in 'The Rocks' Sydney aligned to the International Broker division, after settling into the role I began ANZIIF studies to enhance my career prospects. Within 12 months of commencing my studies I moved into an Assistant Underwriting role within the Australian Intermediaries division and after completing my Certificate IV in General Insurance and moving on to the Diploma I was promoted to an Underwriting position within the same division.

    In mid 2013 I completed the 3 month Mentor program (as a mentee) and found the experience to be extremely valuable and have encouraged many of my colleagues to participate.

    I have since completed my Diploma of General Insurance with the Institute and due to commence further tertiary studies through the Deakin University Masters of Insurance and Risk Management Program.

    Studying with the Institute has provided the necessary tools and recognition to advance my career in the industry without which I would not be where I am today and as such my reason for joining the Generation I Council is to help support and influence the next generation of industry entrants.

  • Marianne Faith Li

    Marianne Caoile

    Marianne Faith Li

    ANZIIF Fellow
    Acting Senior Client Relationship Executive
    Catholic Church Insurance

    Marianne started her Insurance Career in 2011 with Verisure National Insurance Brokers as an Account Executive Assistant. During her time at the Brokerage, she obtained her ANZIIF Senior Associate with both ANZIIF Diploma’s in General Insurance and also Diploma in Insurance Broking. Her time at the Brokerage led her to become a Senior Broker and Risk Advisor. 

    In 2014 she was nominated and then awarded the Insight Australia Group’s CGU Norm Dwyer Award of Excellence for Young Insurance Professionals. In 2015 she worked with ANZIIF in the development of a course and became a Course Content Provider for one of ANZIIF’s Business Skills Unit. In 2016, she achieved her ANZIIF Fellow Status. She currently works at Catholic Church Insurance as the Acting Senior Client Relationship Executive. 

  • Tim Kasem

    Tim Kasem

    Tim Kasem

    LLB BBus
    ANZIIF (Aff)
    Account Manager - Liability
    Proclaim Pty Ltd

    Tim Kasem completed his Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Business degree in 2011. Whilst undertaking his university studies, he worked as a Legal Clerk primarily in the area of Workers Compensation and Public Liability. After graduating from university, Tim commenced his legal traineeship at the College of Law and was then admitted as a Solicitor in the Supreme Court of Victoria in August 2012. 

    In March 2013, Tim joined Ansvar Insurance Limited’s Liability Claims Team as a Claims Consultant. Tim administers a mixed portfolio of liability matters ranging from Personal Accident, General Public Liability, Employment Practices Liability and Professional Indemnity claims. 

    Tim enjoys having the ability to make direct contact with the Client’s and Brokers that he deals with to bring an effective and efficient claims service. He aspires to grow and have a fulfilling career in insurance particularly to provide risk solutions to his client base. 

    Tim says: 

    ‘Young professionals working in insurance have great potential to explore the many difference facets of the insurance industry. The business of insurance requires people from many difference disciplines and walks of life which means we have a goldfield of knowledge to learn from’. 

  • Rhys Pearce


    Rhys Pearce

    ANZIIF (Snr Assoc) CIP
    Senior Account Executive
    KBI Pty Ltd

    Having previously worked in several industry sectors including hospitality, manufacturing, import, wholesale and distribution, Rhys began his insurance career in 2009 with CGU Insurance.

    With working experience in claims handling and underwriting of Commercial, Rural and Domestic Insurance he then tackled a Business Development Manager role - working with all products distributed by CGU. 

    Rhys is now broadening his knowledge of the insurance industry as an Insurance Broker with KBI Pty Ltd and is enjoying the challenge of developing customised risk management solutions for his clients.

  • Kara Taylor

    Kara Taylor

    Kara Taylor

    ANZIIF (Senior Assoc)
    Improvement Delivery Lead Operational Improvement - Direct Insurance

    Kara is Senior Customer Service Professional with experience in General Insurance, Claims Management, Underwriting, Operational Leadership, Account Management and sales. Kara’s current role as an Improvement delivery lead within DI has allowed her to fully utilise her 10 years insurance experience to drive multiple process improvements across the business. 

    Kara is self-motivated and results driven. She has the ability to work under pressure and still achieve successful outcomes for customers.  Kara is a team player and consciously works hard to ensure the company’s success.

  • Jonathan Winstone

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    Jonathan Winstone

    Specialist Insurance Adviser
    Pearce Financial Services Ltd

    Jonathan started his career in the marine industry, before transitioning into high-end automotive sales. It was through these experiences that Jonathan unearthed his passion for sales and drive to provide his clients with superior customer service. When considering a career that embodied these characteristics, a future in the insurance industry seemed like the perfect fit.

    Jonathan started in 2015 with AMP New Zealand as an internal broker, where he was trained and mentored in Personal Risk Insurance. In April 2016, Jonathan joined his father-in-law to work in his specialised brokerage that focuses on providing personal and business insurance in conjunction with first class customer service. 

    He is now a fourth generation insurance broker, who was recently awarded the 2016 Fidelity Life Junior Broker of the year, as well as becoming a Million Dollar Round Table member. Jonathan is passionate about the insurance industry and is working hard to provide quality advice that educates New Zealander's on the importance of personal insurance. 

  • Jessica Wisniewski

    Jess Geni v2

    Jessica Wisniewski

    ANZIIF (Snr Assoc) CIP
    Manager, Insurance Literacy & Engagement

    Renowned for being both a talented entrepreneur as well as an intrapreneur, Jess has a passion for Human Centred Design, social change and disruptive innovation.

    Jess has a wealth of experience ranging from developing a large successful outdoor fitness company which included being a coach and mentor to thousands of individuals; her medical background as a nurse and her corporate career.

    Through her personal injury and general insurance experience Jess learnt the importance of empathy in the insurance industry.  Jess continually leads the way in not only high quality customer experiences, but also innovation to be a driving positive change across insurance businesses as well as wider communities.