2018 Group Life Seminar - NSW

The 2018 Group Life Seminar is a must-attend event for life insurance professionals who want to learn the future direction of the group life industry and stay up-to-date on issues that directly affect the industry. 

The life industry as a whole continues its trend of constant change and improvement. Our annual seminar is the perfect chance to take stock and reflect on the improvements the industry has made over the past year. It also allows us to look forwards to areas where ongoing investment is required.

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By the end of the seminar, attendees will be able to:

  • Discuss the regulator updates on the industry scorecard. 
  • Describe EMLife’s approach to applying the “Biopsychosocial Model” to injury management and return to work.
  • Discuss the new customer-centric products from a superannuation funds perspective.
  • Describe how the Insurance in Super Code of Practice will direct changes within the sector. 
  • Discuss and share knowledge on the topics with your industry peers.


  • Life insurance directors
  • Life policy service representatives
  • Life product development and client relationship staff
  • Life underwriters
  • Life underwriting director
  • Brokers
  • Adjusters.


Register online now – or to register three or more attendees, please download the registration form and email the completed form to [email protected] 

For further information on this professional development program, contact Event Manager, Cassie Fisher.


  • Katherine Gobbi


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    Katherine Gobbi

    Chief Executive

    Katherine is the founding CEO of EMLife, a Joint Venture subsidiary of the EML Group, established in 2016. Katherine has over 16 years’ experience in the Insurance Industry and has held many Senior Leadership roles including working with Regulatory Bodies and more recently EML.
    Katherine is a passionate Leader who has extensive experience in personal injury claims management. Her passion for the Customer is matched only by her passion for her People and evidenced in the culture she has built within EMLife - based firmly on the foundations of Integrity, Customer Centricity, Innovation, Empowerment and Alignment to a higher purpose.

  • Keristi Price


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    Keristi Price

    Manager, Insurance

    Keristi Price has been in the Insurance industry for over 17 years working for reinsurers, insurers and currently at one of Australia’s biggest superannuation and retirement businesses, Sunsuper. In her present role as Manager, Insurance, she is responsible for the design and implementation of all insurance products to over 1,000,000 insured members, from the Industry product through to corporate products. She has spent considerable time researching and developing market leading and innovative insurance options for her members, which will drive sustainable premiums ensuring members accounts are not eroded by insurance premiums. Recently she was involved with the Insurance in Super Working group which has led to the Insurance in Superannuation Code of Practice, leading the “Improving the TPD definition” stream.

  • Adrian Rees



    Adrian Rees

    General Manager

    Adrian joined APRA in September 2004 and was appointed as a General Manager in APRA’s Diversified Institutions Division in January 2012.

    His current supervisory responsibilities cover the banking, life insurance, general insurance and superannuation industries.  He also has an industry focus on life insurance as Chair of APRA’s Life Insurance Industry Group.

    Prior to joining APRA, Adrian worked at ASIC for 2½ years where he was involved in implementation of the Finance Services Reform initiatives.

    Before 2002 Adrian worked in the private sector for over 21 years as a senior executive in the general insurance, life insurance and superannuation sectors, predominantly in funds management and broader financial services.

  • Leigh Watson (MC)

    Swiss Re

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    Leigh Watson (MC)

    Head of Life & Health, Australia and New Zealand
    Swiss Re

    Leigh joined Swiss Re in July 2014, as Head of Life & Health for Australia and New Zealand.

    Prior to joining Swiss Re, he worked for 18 years with the MLC/NAB Group in a variety of executive positions including CEO of MLC's Australian and Asian life insurance businesses. 

    Leigh emigrated to Australia from the UK in 1982, has a Masters Degree in Mathematics from Cambridge University and is a qualified actuary. 

    Outside of work, Leigh likes to spend time with his four children, is an avid soccer fan and enjoys ocean swimming.


Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information on how your organisation can benefit as a sponsor of this professional development event, contact Sara Cheong, Sponsorship Executive, on 03 9613 7200 or email [email protected]


ANZIIF gratefully acknowledges the generous assistance and support of the 2018 Group Life Seminar Committee.

  • Matthew Brown, Client Director - Health & Benefits, Aon
  • John Myatt, Partner, Turkslegal
  • Kristine Nugent, Senior Manager Marketing, Hannover Life Re of Australasia




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16 May 2018

  • Doltone House Hyde Park
    3/181 Elizabeth Street
    Sydney NSW 2000
  • 1.00pm—1.20pm Registration
    Networking drinks
  • 2.5 Points
  • Member $210
    Non-Member $260
    Group of 3+ $215

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