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General Insurance Breakfast

This is a must attend event for insurance professionals who are keen to learn about the critical and current issues that are shaping the general insurance industry. The event will return for its 35th year in December 2023.

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Wednesday, 6 December 2023

7:00am - 10:00am AEDT

The Fullerton Sydney and Online
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ANZIIF’s annual General Insurance Breakfast is back. The theme for this year's event is "Climate Change, Catastrophe and the Effect on a Hard Market".

Returning for its 35th year, this event will feature fireside chats with industry leaders exploring this important topic.

Attracting a wide range of attendees from across the Australian general insurance industry, this event is an ideal chance to celebrate successes from the past year, discuss opportunities and challenges with industry peers, engage with thought leaders, and open the door to new business opportunities. 

The General Insurance Breakfast is conducted under Chatham House Rule to promote the open sharing of ideas and information.


REGULATOR UPDATE

Jonathan Wood, Head of Insurance Risk at Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) will present a brief update about the regulatory landscape and how this will impact the general insurance sector.

FIRESIDE CHAT 1: Climate Change and Catastrophes, Does This Mean A Hard Market Forever?

Join us for this insightful fireside chat as we explore the Insurance Council of Australia’s (ICA) advocacy against development in flood zones, delving into the intersection of flooding, technology, and the potential long-term impact on the insurance market's hardness.

Facilitator:

  • Kylie Macfarlane, COO, Insurance Council of Australia

Speakers:

  • James O’Brien, Chief Geospatial Scientist, Risk Frontiers
  • David Gow, Head of Claims, CHU Underwriting Agencies

FIRESIDE CHAT 2: How To Avoid Slipping into A Soft Market

Join us for this insightful fireside chat as we explore the strategies, tactics, and mindsets required to not just survive but thrive in a soft market.

Facilitator:

  • Daniel Fogarty, CEO & Co-founder, Evari

Speakers:

  • Stella Pruscino, Account Director, Edgewise
  • David Hoffmann, EGM Commercial, Vero

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Understand the role of the ICA, in representing and advocating for the interests of the insurance industry.
  • Describe the regulatory and policy landscape surrounding development in flood zones.
  • Explore how emerging technologies can contribute to adapting insurance practices to changing climate patterns.
  • Explain the concepts of hard market and soft market, identifying key indicators and characteristics.
  • Discuss the role of leadership in navigating and leading teams through a soft market.
  • Explore approaches to maintaining and enhancing customer relationships during a soft market.

Acknowledgements

ANZIIF gratefully acknowledges the generous assistance and support of the 2023 General Insurance Breakfast Organising Committee.

  • Jenny Bax — CEO, Underwriting Agencies Council, UAC
  • Peter Klemt — CEO, Passport Card
  • Kara McInnes — National Claims Service Manager, CHU
  • Annette O'Brien — Technical Broking Manager, Steadfast
  • Darren O'Connell — EGM, Underwriting, IAG
Daniel Fogarty

Daniel Fogarty

CEO and Founder

Evari

Daniel Fogarty

CEO and Founder

Evari

Daniel is the CEO and Founder of Evari, an insurtech start-up and Lloyd’s coverholder, digitally servicing the insurance needs of small businesses in Australia, and licensing their cloud-based technology to insurers in multiple markets.

Daniel is a Fellow of ANZIIF and a member of the ANZIIF Board until 2021. He is also a member of the Advisory Committee of Insurtech Australia.

Daniel was previously CEO General Insurance Australia and New Zealand for Zurich, and has held executive positions at Suncorp/Vero and at Westpac.

He has a Masters from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of NSW.  He is a Fellow of FINSIA, a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Chartered Accountant.

David Gow

David Gow

Head of Claims

CHU

David Gow

Head of Claims

CHU

David commenced his career in claims in 1991. He has worked in all classes of Short Tall Claims.

He is a Senior Associate of ANZIIF and is a Charted Loss Adjuster for AICLA. He is a member of the ANZIIF Claims Faculty Board and the AICLA Claims Conference Committee.

David previously held the position of Head of Property Claims at QBE and commenced his position as Head of Claims with CHU in March 2022.

David Hoffmann

David Hoffman

EGM Commercial

Vero

David Hoffman

EGM Commercial

Vero

David Hoffmann is EGM Commercial for Suncorp and is responsible for the overall Underwriting Execution for our Tailored Lines Portfolio (ISR, Liability, Profin, Fleet, Workers Comp Risk States, Surety and  Engineering).

David has been with the Group for 37 years, having joined Lombard Insurance Company (purchased by Sun Alliance, RSA, Promina then Suncorp) in 1987.

David is a Fellow of ANZIF and holds a Diploma of Management from Deakin University.

Kylie Macfarlane

Kylie Macfarlane

Chief Operating Officer

Insurance Council of Australia (ICA)

Kylie Macfarlane

Chief Operating Officer

Insurance Council of Australia (ICA)

Kylie joined the Insurance Council in September 2020 to support the ICA deliver a strategic plan to guide the organisation and its priorities

Kylie has responsibility for the ICA’s Strategy, Risk and Operations Teams including Human Resources, Data & Analytics and the ICA’s focus on climate, and resilience including co-ordinating the insurance industry's response to severe weather events.

Kylie has held executive and non-executive positions in financial services over the past 25 years and is dedicated to optimising public and private sector responses to rapidly changing environmental contexts with a focus on strategy, governance, innovation and value creation.

Outside of work Kylie is mother to 8-year-old twins, sings in her local community choir and has just taken up tennis lessons to avoid the ongoing embarrassment of being beaten by her son every time they play.

James O'Brien

James O’Brien

Chief Geospatial Scientist

Risk Frontiers

James O’Brien

Chief Geospatial Scientist

Risk Frontiers

James is Risk Frontiers’ Chief Geospatial Scientist developing solutions and providing thought leadership for the integration of physical, social science and climate change factors in modelling risk, exposure, vulnerability and resilience for people, property and infrastructure using geographical information science.

He manages the National Flood Information Database, our Risk Rating database and leads the development of ARPC's 2d geospatial blast loss model drawing on over 20 years of experience applying GIS and spatial analysis to solving geographical problems in the US, UK, Europe, Asia and Australia.

James has worked for a range of clients across government, insurance and infrastructure providers on large scale hazard modelling, hydrological modelling, physical and social vulnerability indices, spatial analysis developing web mapping platforms and mapping human and infrastructure exposure and small-scale site focused assessments.

He obtained his PhD in Geography at The Pennsylvania State University specialising in GIS and visualisation.

Stella Pruscino

Stella Pruscino

Account Director

Edgewise

Stella Pruscino

Account Director

Edgewise

As a shareholder, with over 30 years insurance broking experience my principal focus is understanding clients’ needs and tailoring bespoke solutions to address those exposures. 
My passion is connecting people to help them achieve both business and personal goals.

A confident speaker and presenter, my drive and curiosity for understanding the impacts of emerging risks on clients has provided me with the opportunity to publish and present on issues such as Terrorism Insurance in Australia.

Through my involvement in NIBA I am able to collaborate with our broader broking community to support the development of our industry and its Members, making sure that we continue to bring through the next generation of Risk and Insurance advisors.

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Are you interested in sponsorship opportunities for this event? For more information on how your organisation can benefit as a sponsor of this leading professional development program, please contact Barbara Maruno, Partnerships Manager by email at [email protected].

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