Group Life Seminar - VIC

Whether you’re a life insurance professional, broker or adjuster, the Group Life Seminar is a key event for life insurance professionals seeking to learn more about the trends and crucial issues that are currently shaping the industry.

The life sector is undergoing changes and improvements and this annual seminar is the perfect chance to take stock and reflect on the developments the industry has made over the past year. It also allows us to look forward to areas where ongoing investment is required. In addition, the seminar will provide attendees with the opportunity to network with peers and be part of discussions that drive the future direction of the group life industry.


To register three or more attendees, please download the registration form and email the completed version to Customer Service

For further information please contact Rebecca Ciavarella, Event Manager. 


  • John Myatt


    John Myatt

    John Myatt

    ANZIIF (Assoc) CIP

    John Myatt heads TurksLegal’s Insurance & Financial Services practice and has over 25 years’ experience in the legal industry. His expertise includes providing advice on licensing, distribution, product and transactional issues and in connection with dispute resolution and litigation.

    John has particular experience in working with financial institutions and superannuation trustees in relation to interpretation, construction and compliance issues and provides advice in connection with the Corporations Act, Life Insurance Act, Insurance Contracts Act, ASIC Act, and superannuation legislation as well as under State and Federal anti-discrimination statutes. He also has had major litigation experience in relation to insurance claims, investment products and financial planning advice and in relation to managed funds and unit pricing.

    John has worked closely with project teams for clients in the financial sector on the development of new products, the drafting of group life policies and has assisted in problem solving legacy issues in addition to structuring strategic financial planner alliance relationships. He has also provided related licensing and compliance advice and transactional documentation. He is a contributor to the Superannuation Law Bulletin, Wickens’ Law of Life Insurance in Australia and the Insurance Law Bulletin he is also a member of the Australian Insurance Law Association. 

  • Adrian Rees


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    Adrian Rees

    General Manager

    Adrian joined APRA in 2004 and has supervised a wide range of banks, insurers and superannuation funds.

    Presently Adrian supervises major wealth sector entities covering life insurers, life reinsurers and retail superannuation funds. Adrian currently chairs APRA’s Life Insurance Industry Group which tracks issues in the life industry and helps develop APRA’s supervisory and policy responses to these issues.

    Adrian also has worked in the private sector in funds management, retirement products and life and general insurance. In total he has over 38 years of industry experience.

  • Andrea McDonnell

    Rice Warner

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    Andrea McDonnell

    Senior Consultant
    Rice Warner

    Andrea joined Rice Warner in 2016 bringing 30 years of superannuation, insurance and employee benefits experience.  Her most recent previous role was Client Director in Aon’s Health & Benefits business.  Other past roles include National Technical Manager (Health & Benefits) at Mercer, superannuation consultant, life office actuarial, managerial and consulting roles.

    Andrea provides advice to companies and superannuation funds covering insurance benefit design, premium affordability, independent pricing reviews, IMF reviews and assistance with new legislation and the Insurance in Superannuation Code of Practice.  

    Andrea is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia and a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries (UK).    

    Andrea has held numerous industry roles including member of ASFA’s Insurance Standing Advisory Panel, Chair of ASFA’s Insurance Sub-Committee, Assistant Chair for the Institute of Actuaries of Australia’s Board of Examiners, member of ANZIIF’s Life Insurance and Superannuation Advisory Board and various ASFA diploma unit committees. 

  • Bronwyn Kirwan

    iptiQ ANZ and Swiss Re Life Capital, Swiss Re Life & Health Australia

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    Bronwyn Kirwan

    CEO of iptiQ ANZ & Director, Swiss Re Life Capital, Swiss Re Life & Health Australia

    Originally from New Zealand, Bronwyn has a background in IFA distribution management, having managed distribution sales teams in New Zealand and the UK, and as the founding CEO of one of New Zealand's most successful IFA networks (SHARE NZ).

    Before joining the Swiss Re ANZ team in April 2015, Bronwyn led a specialist distribution team for Swiss Re UK, designing and launching a variety of direct and retail distribution partnerships with UK and Ireland clients.

    Now as the CEO of iptiQ ANZ, Bronwyn is leading a diverse, high performing team to design and launch innovative life insurance solutions in partnership with some of Australia's most trusted and well-known brands. A regular speaker at industry events, Bronwyn's passions include customer personalization, digital decisioning, and learnings from the global insurance marketplace.


Sponsorship opportunities for this event are still available. For more information on how your organisation can benefit as a sponsor of this leading professional development event contact Sara Cheong, Sponsorship Executive, by phone +61 3 9613 7200, or email.


ANZIIF gratefully acknowledges the generous assistance and support of the event organising committee. 

  • Matt Brown, Client Director - Health & Benefits – AON
  • Harry Georges, Head of Group Acquisitions and Client Services - AMP Insurance
  • Sarah Kelly, Corporate Communications Lead – Metlife
  • Bronwyn Kirwan, CEO – Swiss Re
  • Kristine Nugent, Head of Group Risk Distribution – Hannover Life Re - Australasia
  • Katie Clifford, Life Insurance Group Manager - Rehabilitation Specialist/Psychologist – EMLife



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21 May 2019

  • DLA Piper
    21/140 William St,
    Melbourne, VIC 3000
  • Registration
    1:30 pm – 1:50 pm
    1:50 pm – 4:00 pm
    Networking Drinks
    4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • 2.5 Points
  • Member $220
    Non-Member $270 Group Booking (3+) $195pp

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