2018 Rising Stars in Insurance — VIC

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Building on the success of the Rising Stars in Insurance seminar series held in 2017, ANZIIF is pleased to announce that Rising Stars in Insurance will be held again in 2018.

This interactive seminar will be facilitated by Margot Andersen, owner and director of talentinsight Australia and Insync Network Group. Joining Margot is a panel composed of senior industry experts and inspiring young professionals, who will share their own career and leadership insights around what they believe are the behaviours, attitudes and work patterns that characterise career resilience and how they have fostered it in their own careers.


  • Emma Doney, State Manager – QLD, YDR Chartered Loss Adjusters, Engineers & Surveyors
  • Vishal Kapoor, Director, McLardy McShane
  • Benjamin Robinson, Team Leader – Specialised Business Lines, Gallagher
  • Pina Sciarrone, Chief Retail Insurance Officer, AIA
  • Jessica Wisniewski, Manager, Insurance Literacy & Engagement, IAG

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  • Margot Andersen

    talentinsight Australia & Insync Network Group

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    Margot Andersen

    Bachelor of Education, Masters of Business (HRM)
    Owner & Director
    talentinsight Australia & Insync Network Group

    Margot Andersen is the owner and principal consultant of talentinsight Australia, a management consultancy specialising in the optimisation of careers, performance and business workforce planning solutions. Committed to ensuring that both individuals and organisations are well equipped to handle the ever-changing landscapes of today’s workplace, she believes that we need to take a fresh look at how we manage our careers and workforce planning solutions in order to future proof our success.  

    As an experienced business leader, workforce-planning specialist and executive mentor with global consulting experience, Margot works with organisations to improve operational strength, performance and career agility. Assisting organisations to create and leverage potential and capability, she is a firm believer in creating practical frameworks that drive leadership excellence, high performance and align business needs with individual ambition. 

    Margot’s consulting experience spans a broad range of industry including retail, FMCG, energy, resources and financial services in both private and commercial structures. She works with CEOs, executive and senior leadership teams to ensure they have the right people in the right place at the right time. 

  • Emma Doney

    YDR Chartered Loss Adjusters, Engineers & Surveyors

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    Emma Doney

    LLB, Dip FS (Loss Adjusting), ANZIIF (Snr Assoc) CIP, ACLA
    State Manager – QLD
    YDR Chartered Loss Adjusters, Engineers & Surveyors

    Emma Doney commenced her career in the insurance industry as an Office Administration Manager at Technical Assessing in 2009. After completing a Bachelor of Laws that same year, Emma progressed to full time loss adjusting soon thereafter.

    In the five years Emma was employed with Technical Assessing, she completed a Diploma of Financial Services (Loss Adjusting), and a Certificate IV in Building, while gaining significant experience in various adjusting sectors, including liability, construction and professional indemnity. 

    In 2015, Emma joined YDR Chartered Loss Adjusters as their Queensland Manager, where she has firmly placed the YDR brand in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. In 2016, Emma was awarded ANZIIF 2016 Young Insurance Professional of the Year, and in 2017 Emma was made Partner within YDR.

    Emma is the President of the Queensland Claims Discussion Group, and the Vice President of the Women in Insurance Queensland Chapter, having recently stepped down from her position as Division Councilor for the Australasian Institute of Chartered Loss Adjusters.. Emma regularly speaks at industry functions and seminars, and is known for the ‘off beat’ sense of humour which she manages to bring to even the driest of topics.

  • Vishal Kapoor

    McLardy McShane & Associates


    Vishal Kapoor

    McLardy McShane & Associates

    Vishal has been in the insurance industry since 1999. Throughout his career to date, he has attained valuable experience previously working as an underwriter with Ansvar Insurance and prior to that with a global insurance broker called Willis in varying roles. 

    Vishal chose to be in the insurance industry at a very young age as he studied insurance as an undergraduate at Deakin University Burwood, Victoria. He is now a Qualified Practising Insurance Broker (QPIB), with a Diploma of Financial Services (Insurance Broking). He also holds a Fellowship with the Australian and New  Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (Fellow).

    Committed to the Insurance industry, he also has participated in the NIBA mentoring program and currently sits on the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance Faculty Advisory Board (FAB) & the NIBA Victorian Committee.

  • Benjamin Robinson


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    Benjamin Robinson

    ANZIIF Senior Associate CIP
    Team Leader – Specialised Business Lines

    Ben is a highly motivated insurance professional possessing an impeccable sense of business acumen. With a background in finance, Ben has a sound knowledge of practical economic theory, as well as financial reporting and analysis. He has a keen interest in new business development that focuses on negotiating the most optimal risk management strategies to assist his clients in achieving the best outcome. 

    Ben is accountable for the management of the Specialised Business Lines Division- Commercial (Gallagher), with existing experience in a broad portfolio ranging from SME, Commercial to Corporate.

    Ben holds a Bachelor of Business, Diploma of Insurance Broking, is a ANZIIF Senior Associate CIP and a NIBA QPIB.

    Ben takes pride in translating business vision and strategy into any task or action, and is always looking for innovative ways to improve.

  • Pina Sciarrone


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    Pina Sciarrone

    Chief Retail Insurance Officer

    Pina has 28 years’ experience in managerial, operations, sales, distribution, marketing and Board positions in the superannuation and life insurance industry.

    Prior to AIA Australia, she worked for National Mutual, National Australia Bank, AIG, and TOWER, and is experienced in establishing administrative infrastructure, start-up operations, sales/distribution business units and insurance/superannuation products.

    As Chief Retail Insurance Officer and a member of AIA Australia’s Executive Committee, Pina is responsible for the Retail Channel end to end, which includes distribution, new business, underwriting, policy administration and claims for IFA and Direct Markets. 

    Pina has been the Chairperson for the AFA Victorian Committee, the AFA Foundation Committee and the AIA Women at Work Committee.

    Pina completed her Bachelor of Science majoring in Mathematics, Genetics and Organic Chemistry and a Bachelor of Education. She has also completed her Diploma in Financial Services. 

  • Jessica Wisniewski

    IAG & Chair of ANZIIF's Gen i Council

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    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.




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20 Mar 2018

  • DLA Piper
    21/140 William Street
    Melbourne VIC 3000
  • 12.45pm—1.15pm
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  • 2 Points
  • Member $95
    Non-Member $120
    Group Booking (3+) $100

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