2018 Sponsors

Each year the New Zealand Insurance Industry Awards brings together all sectors of insurance for a celebration of excellence, professionalism and community. 

Hosted by the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF), the Awards mark its 7th year in 2018. 

Promotion of the Awards extends over half the year through print, digital and social channels, reaching more than 60,000 people. Sponsorships will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. 

If you have any questions or would like more detailed information about each Award category, contact Sara Cheong, Sponsorship Executive, on +61 3 9613 7282 or email sponsorship@anziif.com


DLA Piper New Zealand
Insurance Leader of the Year

DLA Piper is the first global, business law firm operating in New Zealand. DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers in the Americas, Asia Pacific, Africa, Europe and the Middle East, positioning us to help companies with their legal needs wherever they do business.

Our insurance practice is one of the largest and strongest, comprising over 300 lawyers serving the insurance industry globally. Chambers Asia-Pacific notes DLA Piper in New Zealand is a 'standout insurance team praised for its global, regional and national depth of practice, bolstered by the integration of insurance expertise across the firm's international network.

We offer a comprehensive range of insurance services, including transactional, regulatory, commercial, coverage, dispute resolution and claims, competition, restructuring and emergency response. In insurance litigation, our work is leading. Some of the cases we have taken have redefined insurance law and involve cross-border issues. Our clients include some of the largest insurers, reinsurers and underwriting agencies.

Fidelity Life
Excellence in Workplace Diversity and Inclusion

Fidelity Life was founded in 1973 to offer insurance products specifically designed for New Zealanders. And we’ve been delivering on this ever since. We’re a specialist life insurance provider for individuals, businesses and employers. Our purpose is to protect New Zealanders’ way of life and everything we do is driven by this purpose. Together with a network of financial advisers, we are committed to reducing under-insurance while protecting our customers.

People are at the core of everything we do. Getting the right people for the job not only ensures we deliver great service for our customers, it means we have a team that are committed to upholding our values. We continue to build on our reputation as a socially-responsible company and encourage all of our people to also help make a difference in our community. We’re a progressive company, investing in future growth because we believe this will protect New Zealanders’ way of life; delivering a better future for us all.

Direct General Insurance Company of the Year

JB Hi-Fi Solutions for Insurance has been Australia and New Zealand’s leading insurance replacement service since 2005. Solutions for Insurance have supported the insurance industry by providing end-to-end replacement and fulfilment for home, warranty and travel insurance companies. Operating from a centralised call centre, with a team of 29 experienced and highly skilled Insurance Advisors, Solutions for Insurance offers a simple, one-stop electronic replacement process for claimants throughout Australasia. Our Insurance Advisors are trained to validate claims, replace and arrange the supply of products. Working in conjunction with the JB Hi-Fi retail store network, Solutions for Insurance accelerates the product replacement process by allowing claimants to collect their lost or damaged products the same day as claim lodgement. Solutions for Insurance is unique in the industry as it offers a broad range of products, decreases claim touch points, accelerates the product claim process, facilitates timely replacements, and seamless operations and service to clients through our product validation, a dedicated insurance system and gift card replacements.

Innovation of the Year

Manheim is the largest seller of written off assets for insurers across the Asia Pacific region selling more than 170,000 salvage motor vehicles, motorcycles and damaged Truck, Plant and Machinery.

As part of Cox Automotive Australia and operating in Australia for more than 60 years Manheim also sells passenger and commercial vehicles for manufacturers, financiers, leasing companies and local government.  We also have a significant Truck and Machinery sales division.

In addition to providing auction sales for insurance salvage assets Manheim provides logistics support through a network of national transport providers across Australia and New Zealand, manages a regional partnership storage network and provides reporting and analytics services.

Manheim’s parent company Cox Automotive is one of the largest family owned businesses in the world employing more than 60,000 people globally.  This backing along with Manheim’s state of the art digital sales and inventory management platforms positions the company as the leading automotive remarketing company in the region.


NZI provides business insurance for a growing New Zealand.  For 158 years they’ve helped Kiwis in all lines of work, in all parts of the country, through good times and bad. They know better than any other insurer what it takes to plan and prepare for the unexpected.

As a small business champion, helping businesses succeed is what they do. Businesses are able to depend on them for protection, while they get on with the business at hand.  

NZI sells insurance through an extensive network of brokers, giving customers the double benefit of a broker’s expertise backed by a quality insurer.

NZI is a business division of New Zealand’s largest general insurer IAG New Zealand


Asteron Life
ANZIIF Lifetime Achievement Award

Asteron Life is all about celebrating life. Asteron Life works closely with financial advisers to help customers get the most out of today. With a range of top-rated insurance options to help protect customers’ income and lifestyle, Asteron Life prides itself on putting their customers at the heart of everything they do.

Vero New Zealand
Service Provider to the Insurance of the Year

Vero Insurance is a leading intermediated general insurer. Vero distributes its products through a large broker and adviser network, as well as its partnerships with some of New Zealand’s leading financial institutions. Vero is focused on creating value for customers and business partners by making it easier to do business.


Verisk Risk Rating

Medical Risk Assessment

Increase sales and transform underwriting results

Verisk Risk Rating (VRR) offers a suite of IT solutions that provide insurers with the ability to perform automated medical risk assessments online, via agents or within call centre environments. The VRR Travel Risk Assessment Tool – known as the Travel Black Box – is used to risk assess individual’s pre-existing medical conditions. Globally, the Travel Black Box is used for approximately 17 million medical risk assessments per annum, and has a growing presence in the APAC region with more than 1,000,000 medical screenings performed annually in Australia and New Zealand alone.

The VRR Travel Black Box software offers an ‘expert’ medical system to assess a traveller’s medical conditions logically and methodically using an algorithmic approach. More than 2,800 common medical conditions are contained within the database which is updated on a quarterly basis. The Travel Black Box product provides a consistent, reliable and simple means for risk rating an individual’s medical condition(s) for the purpose of travel insurance.