Upcoming Event
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New Zealand Business Breakfast

Date Change: The New Zealand Business Breakfast will return in September.

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Thursday, 14 September 2023

7:30am - 10:00am NZST

Cordis, Auckland and Online (hybrid event)

Member Early Bird*: $137 NZD
Non-Member Early Bird*: $170 NZD
Group booking (3+): $137 NZD

Member Early Bird*: $85 NZD
Non-Member Early Bird*: $105 NZD
Group booking (3+): $85 NZD

*The early bird discount is 10% off the full price - available until Friday, 4 August

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The New Zealand Business Breakfast is a well established professional development and networking event.

Returning on Thursday, 14 September 2023, this annual breakfast is ideal for industry professionals looking to hear about the critical and current perspectives that are shaping the insurance industry in New Zealand.

This event will feature a robust panel discussion with a diverse range of views and expertise.

For any queries about this event, please contact Kelly Phypers, Event Manager.


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

  • Janine Mostert — National Client Relationship Manager, McLarens
  • Glen Phillpotts — National Engagement Manager – New Zealand, ANZIIF
Neil Cousins

Neil Cousins

Chief Executive Officer

Steadfast New Zealand

Neil Cousins

Chief Executive Officer

Steadfast New Zealand

Neil joined Steadfast in 2017 to take on the position of Broker Services Manager and became CEO in 2022.

Neil started his career in London in 1991 and has been involved in the insurance industry both as a broker and underwriter.

During his career, Neil has had the opportunity to create schemes and facilities, take recognised companies into different areas of business and establish a brokerage under the highly compliant UK financial services legislation.

Neil also looks after the technical Insurance side of Steadfast NZ, developing wordings and helping brokers with difficult claims and complex placements.

Dean Garrod

Dean Garrod

Managing Director


Dean Garrod

Managing Director


Dean started his career in insurance in 1989 with a large insurer, ultimately working in both commercial underwriting and more latterly claims. Subsequently he moved into Loss Adjusting in1995.

He has held several professional directorships, and ultimately became Chief Executive of Crawford & Company New Zealand in 2011, and post-acquisition of that New Zealand business by Mclarens Global in 2020, became Managing Director of the New Zealand business and now sits on the McLarens Global Management Team. In addition to industry qualifications (ANZIIF and AICLA), Dean also obtained his MBA through the University of Auckland.

Dean has a passion for his team and their development, with an equally important clear focus on the customer, innovation and evolving industry dynamics. Being a 30-year veteran of the industry, he has witnessed and relishes being part of an industry going through such significant fast paced change, a challenge faced by individuals and businesses alike.

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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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