General Insurance Breakfast 2019

Join us at ANZIIF’s annual General Insurance Breakfast, a must for insurance professionals who are keen to learn about the critical and current issues that are shaping the general insurance industry.

Our panel of insurance experts will reflect on the current market, explore issues and opportunities, and discuss what the future holds.

Running for over 3 decades, this popular breakfast brings together over 400 insurance professionals, and provides the perfect platform to network and connect with the insurance community.

Footage courtesy of AR Conolly, Benchmark and BenchTV


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 event, contact Events at – ANZIIF Events.


  • Diego Ascani


    Diego Ascani

    Diego Ascani

    Chief Executive Officer, Australia

    In his role as Chief Executive Officer of Sedgwick Australia, Diego oversees insurance, loss adjusting, forensic accounting, TPA and building restoration services across Australia.  Diego joined Sedgwick, formerly Cunningham Lindsey, in January 2017 as the Chief Operations Officer.

    Prior to Sedgwick, he was the Head of Insurance and Advisory Services in Australia for Xchanging. In this role, Diego oversaw all Business Processing activities for Xchanging in NSW, Victoria and South Australia, as well as overall management of the Victorian and NSW business operations. Diego worked for Xchanging between 2009 to 2016 after his role as Director of the Insurance Advisory Services practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers where he consulted broadly to the insurance sector in Australia and Asia Pacific region. 

    Diego has had extensive experience in the auditing & change management of claims practices for both government and general insurers and was seconded to the HIH Royal Commission between 2001 – 2002 to investigate the claims management practices of HIH and FAI. 

    Diego is a qualified Solicitor. He has a Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Law and a MBA. He is also an Associate of the Insurance Institute of SA and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

  • Fiona Cameron

    Insurance Council of Australia


    Fiona Cameron

    Head of Consumer Outcomes
    Insurance Council of Australia

    Fiona Cameron has worked for the Insurance Council of Australia since 2010 in senior roles focusing on regulatory policy and government relations. For the past two years she has developed and implemented the Insurance Council’s policies in relation to consumer outcomes, the Consumer Liaison Forum, the General Insurance Code of Practice, and state and federal statutory schemes.

    Prior to joining the Insurance Council Fiona held senior positions in research, policy, consumer relations, stakeholder relations, regulation and law across a broad range of industry sectors.

  • Gary Dransfield



    Gary Dransfield

    Chief Executive Officer Insurance

    Gary Dransfield is Suncorp’s Chief Executive Officer Insurance. He joined Suncorp in 2009 and has held various positions on the Senior Leadership Team including Chief Executive Officer Customer Platforms, Chief Executive Officer Personal Insurance and Chief Executive Officer Vero New Zealand.

    Before joining Suncorp, Gary worked for 25 years in the retail financial services industry. He played a key role in the successful conversion of St George from a building society to a bank and led the IT team at IAG during the demutualisation of NRMA and was Acting CEO of IAG Direct Insurance before joining Suncorp.

    Gary has been heavily involved in natural disaster responses for 20 years – from the 1999 Sydney hail storm through the 2011 Queensland floods and Christchurch earthquakes to the 2019 Townsville floods.

    He is the Deputy President of the Insurance Council of Australia and is a past President of the Insurance Council of New Zealand.

    Gary has a keen interest in improving the resilience of communities to natural catastrophes and in the societal importance of insurance.

  • 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.

  • Estelle Pearson

    Finity Consulting

    Estelle Pearson

    Estelle Pearson

    Actuary, Founding Director
    Finity Consulting

    Estelle is an Actuary who has worked in the general insurance industry for 30 years. During 2002 she was the actuarial expert to the HIH Royal Commission and helped a number of insurers implement the changes to capital and governance introduced by APRA subsequent to that Royal Commission.

    Since then she has acted as an Appointed Actuary to a number of insurance companies and over the years has helped them and their Boards navigate the ever increasing levels of regulation.

    Estelle has also worked as a temporary Chief Risk Officer and is on the Board of the National Disability Insurance Agency giving her a different perspective on risk and compliance.


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

  • David McKinnis, General Manager – Development, Strategic Partners & Subsidiaries - Community Broker Network
  • Lisa Matthews, Sales & Distribution Manager ANZ - Swiss Re
  • Jenny Bax, Senior Portfolio Director – Allianz
  • Linh Nguyen, National Manager, Prize Indemnity & Entertainment – Sedgwick


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, on 03 9613 7200 or email [email protected].





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4 Dec 2019

  • The Fullerton Hotel Sydney (formally The Westin)

    1 Martin Place
    Sydney NSW 2000
  • Registration:
    7.00 am
    Breakfast & Panel:
    7.30 am - 9.00 am
    9.00 am - 9.30 am
  • 1.5 Points
  • Member $155
    Non-Member $195
    Table of 10: $1,400
    Group (3 or more): $140

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