From its start in 1884 as the Victorian Insurance Institute and New South Wales Insurance Institute, the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance has grown into an international member organisation with operations across the Asia-Pacific region and members in 50 countries. 

130 Years

  • 1884

    Victorian Insurance Institute formed
  • 1884

    New South Wales Insurance Institute formed
  • 1911

    Western Australia Insurance Institute formed
  • 1913

    South Australia Insurance Institute formed
  • 1919

    State institutions federalise to form the Incorporated Australian Insurance Institute (IAII)
  • 1920

    Insurance Officers Guild of New Zealand formed
  • 1933

    Faculty of Insurance formed in New Zealand
  • 1937

    Insurance Institute of New Zealand (IINZ) formed when Insurance Officers Guild and Faculty of Insurance merge
  • 1960

    'Incorporated' dropped from Australian Institute's name to become the Australian Insurance Institute (AII)
  • 1997

    Joan Fitzpatrick appointed CEO of Australian Insurance Institute
  • 2000

    AII and IINZ members vote to merge the two associations and become the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF)
  • 2001

    State offices centralise to Melbourne
  • 2006

    ANZIIF celebrates five years as the leading provider of insurance and financial services education, training and professional services in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific
  • 2012

    Shanghai office opens
  • 2013

    Prue Willsford appointed as CEO
  • 2014

    ANZIIF celebrates its 130th Birthday.