QLD Business Breakfast

After a sell-out event in 2019 ANZIIF’s Queensland Business Breakfast is back. The event will feature a panel of influential insurance experts, and will explore where the Queensland market is today, along with the opportunities and challenges facing the Queensland industry.

This is a must-attend event for local industry professionals who are eager to hear about the critical and current perspectives that are shaping the industry in Queensland. 

At the end of this breakfast, attendees will be able to:

  • Recognise the current issues and challenges impacting the local industry 
  • Identify areas of change and opportunity for the industry
  • Demonstrate a deeper understanding of how these elements have and will continue to shape the industry’s dynamics and relationships.

Don't miss out on this must attend event in Queensland with great networking opportunities.


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

For further information on this professional development program, contact Rebecca Ciavarella, Event Manager.


  • Ryan Houston - Moderator


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    Ryan Houston - Moderator

    Executive Manager, Corporate and Risk Managed Underwriting

    Ryan is Executive Manager, Commercial Underwriting QLD for Suncorp. He has over 20 years’ experience in both General Insurance and Workers Compensation and has held senior role within Claims, Underwriting, Operations and Distribution, including time leading one of Australia’s largest underwriting agencies. Ryan’s breadth of experience positions him well to understand both current and future challenges facing the industry.

  • Steven Hill


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    Steven Hill

    Queensland Divisional Committee Chair at NIBA & Director at Capital Innovation Insurance Brokers - Queensland

    Steven Hill is the NIBA Queensland Divisional Committee Chairperson a role he has held for the past 6 years. Steven works as a Director of Capital Innovation Insurance Brokers - Queensland.  Steven leads NIBA’s industry representation efforts and promotes the role and professionalism of brokers to: governments; regulators; businesses and the broader community in Queensland. Steven is a Qualified Practising Insurance Broker and has worked in insurance broking for over 30 years. He held senior positions at Capital Innovation, Aon Risk Services, OAMPS Insurance Brokers and IEA Brokers in three states. Steven was also recognised in 2018 as the Queensland Broker of the Year. He has also been the NIBA Convention Chairperson for 2019.

  • AnnMarie Rodgers


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    AnnMarie Rodgers

    Corporate Leader Queensland

    AnnMarie is a Senior Vice President and leads the Queensland Corporate Segment for Marsh - world leader in delivering risk and insurance services and solutions and part of the Marsh & McLennan group of companies.

    A Fellow of the Australian & New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance, AnnMarie started her career in Glasgow and has 30 years insurance industry experience in the UK and Australia. 

    In her current role, AnnMarie oversees client service delivery and insurance solutions for clients and is also responsible for business development in Queensland.   Previous roles include client account management, new business and insurance program placement in local and international insurance markets.  Herr client servicing experience spans a wide range of industries including real estate, retail, manufacturing, food & beverage, utilities, aviation and government entities. 

  • Karl Sullivan

    Insurance Council of Australia


    Karl Sullivan

    Head of Risk & Operations
    Insurance Council of Australia

    As General Manager for the Policy, Risk and Disaster Planning Directorate, Karl is responsible for the facilitation of industry policy and initiatives regarding emerging risks as well as coordinating the industries response and partnership with government following a significant disaster event.

    Karl brings with him significant experience in the disaster planning and risk management field. Prior to joining the Insurance Council, Karl was responsible for global Disaster Planning, Response and Mitigation for the Qantas Group of Companies. In conjunction with that role, Karl was active in international and domestic forums focused on a wide range of disaster events and emerging risks.

    Prior to Qantas, Karl enjoyed a career in the Royal Australian Air Force, including several operational flying tours and appointments responsible for consequence management and disaster planning.

  • John Zeeman


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    John Zeeman

    National Relationship Manager and Interim Head of Sales & Relationship Management QLD

    John will celebrate his 40th year in the general insurance industry in 2020 where he has a held a variety of roles across Australia covering Claims, Underwriting, Sales and Key Client management. During this period John has spent time in regional Australia as well as capital cities. 

    John has been with QBE since 2013 and currently splits his time between Sydney and Brisbane with his Key Client management role.


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 content committee. 

  • Elouise Cave, Senior Commercial Loss Adjuster, Property & Speciality Claims — Suncorp
  • Andrew Michell, Senior Business Development Manager – Vero 
  • Sean Bemrose, Managing Director — TBIB




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13 Mar 2020

  • Sofitel Brisbane
    249 Turbot Street Brisbane, QLD, 4000
  • Breakfast Registration
    7:00 am – 7:30 am
    Breakfast & Panel Discussion
    7:30 am – 9:00 am
  • 1.5 Points
  • Member $130
    Non-Member $165
    Group Booking (3+): $120
    Table Booking of 8: $960