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New Zealand Liability Conference

With a proud history of 15 years, this conference will help you stay up to date with the ever evolving liability risk landscape.

6 CIP Points

Tuesday, 23 July 2024

Cordis, Auckland, 83 Symonds Street, Auckland & Online

In-person
Member: $554 NZD
Non-Member: $693 NZD

Virtual
Member: $333 NZD
Non-Member: $416 NZD

Group bookings of 3 or more receive a 10% discount

Prices include GST

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Join us to gain fresh perspectives and insights to manage emerging risks and make the most of new opportunities.

The program includes a keynote address, presentations, case studies, panel discussions and networking opportunities. We look forward to delivering a range of technical knowledge that will help you understand the current state of the industry and make the best decisions for you and your business.

Topics for this years' conference include:

  • Emerging risk
  • Lessons learnt from White Island
  • Navigating and mitigating construction risks
  • General liability and legal update
  • Directors and Officers reporting
  • Exploring the role of AI in the liability sector

This popular event attracts delegates from across Aotearoa. For delegates joining us face-to-face in Auckland, make the most of the sponsored coffee cart and post-conference networking drinks to relax and network with peers and leaders in the industry.

As a hybrid event, the conference sessions will be broadcast live online. If you cannot travel or prefer to join us remotely, we welcome you to attend online.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn, connect, and grow as a professional in the insurance industry. Register today and join us for the 15th New Zealand Liability Conference, a professional development event like no other.

For further information please contact the ANZIIF Events team.


Acknowledgements

ANZIIF gratefully acknowledges the generous assistance and support of the Liability Conference Organising Committee.

  • Misha Henaghan — Partner, Wotton + Kearney (Committee Chair)
  • Edwin Boshier — Partner, Duncan Cotterill
  • Jac Heale — Executive Broker - Financial & Professional Risks, Gallagher
  • James Heard — Senior Complex Claims Examiner, Australasia Financial Lines Claims, AIG Insurance New Zealand Limited
  • Monica Maharaj — Regional Claims Manager - Liability, NZI
  • Glen Phillpotts — National Engagement Manager – New Zealand, ANZIIF
  • Michael Reed — Casualty Manager, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance
  • Jeff Stagg — National Lead: Casualty & Professional Indemnity Services - Executive Adjuster, McLarens
Fiona Crichton

Dr. Fiona Crichton

Science Communicator | Health Psychology Specialist | VP & Clinical Lead

Groov

Dr. Fiona Crichton

Science Communicator | Health Psychology Specialist | VP & Clinical Lead

Groov

Dr Fiona Crichton is a health psychology specialist and behavioural scientist.

Combined with a legal career incorporating roles as a litigation lawyer and a legal writer, Fiona’s work in health psychology has provided her a breadth of knowledge about the factors influencing psychological wellbeing and adaptive behaviour change.

Fiona brings these skills to the table in her work with Groov, as well as a track record of implementing workplace wellbeing programmes that improve wellbeing and performance within workplaces around New Zealand and Australia.

Philippa Fee

Philippa Fee

Partner

Fee Langstone

Philippa Fee

Partner

Fee Langstone

Philippa is widely regarded as one of New Zealand’s leading litigation and dispute resolution lawyers. She has been named a Leading Individual in every Legal 500 Asia Pacific edition since 2017 and is now a member of their Hall of Fame. Philippa is ranked Band 1 for Insurance in Chambers.

Her principal specialist area is the representation of professionals in connection with claims for negligence and disciplinary complaints. The parties she routinely assists include lawyers, chartered accountants, engineers, architects and insurance brokers.

She also regularly acts in claims against directors and officers, including (recently) those brought by liquidators, receivers or regulators arising from corporate financial collapse.

She routinely represents insurers and their clients in property damage claims which are covered under public and products liability policies.

Other areas of specialty include construction disputes (including leaky building litigation) and regulatory prosecutions.

Joe Lill

Joe Lill

Associate Partner

Findex

Joe Lill

Associate Partner

Findex

Having worked at leading New Zealand law firms as well as a prosecutor before taking up a role as a Health and Safety consultant, Joe Lill, has unique insight into the overlay between practical and legal issues. Starting out as a general civil litigator he worked his way through time on earthquake cases and general construction claims before becoming primarily focused on health and safety.

A published author and frequent presenter on case law developments he has a keen interest in how the law is developing and the intersect between general legal principles and H&S regulations.

Petra Lucioli

Petra Lucioli

Group Claims Manager

Delta Insurance

Petra Lucioli

Group Claims Manager

Delta Insurance

Petra is the Group Claims Manager at Delta Insurance, overseeing claims across the Group in New Zealand, Australia and Singapore.

She is a UK-qualified solicitor, with over 20 years' experience in the insurance industry in the UK and New Zealand. She is also a director of Delta New Zealand.

Anna McElhinney

Anna McElhinney

Special Counsel

Wotton + Kearney

Anna McElhinney

Special Counsel

Wotton + Kearney

Anna is a claims litigator with extensive experience in property damage, public liability and professional indemnity claims.

Anna’s general liability expertise includes advising insurers on indemnity issues arising out of product recalls and third-party claims, as well as conducting the defence of those claims in a variety of forums. She also has experience defending claims against solicitors, engineers, architects and other professionals facing claims from both the private and public sector.

Anna represented insurers on earthquake related claims in both the commercial and residential spaces following the Canterbury earthquakes.  She has appeared in various appellate and courts of first instance and is experienced in alternative dispute resolution.

Anna previously practiced in the professional and commercial disputes team for a large firm in London, including appearances as instructing solicitor in the Chancery Division.  She was a Fulbright Scholar and holds a masters’ degree from Columbia University in New York.

Nick Murphy

Nick Murphy

Casualty Manager

Gen Re

Nick Murphy

Casualty Manager

Gen Re

Nick is an insurance specialist with over 30 years experience in the industry. At General Reinsurance, Nick is the Casualty Manager responsible for the broader range of casualty products.

Nick has a background in property and casualty reinsurance as well as direct insurance. His past executive roles have included marketing, underwriting and claims management.

Nick has spoken regularly at seminars in Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He has also previously held the post of Specialist Lecturer at the University of Technology, Sydney, lecturing the Liability subject within the post-graduate course “Executive Certificate in Insurance".

David Neutze

David Neutze

Partner

Brookfields Lawyers

David Neutze

Partner

Brookfields Lawyers

David is the senior litigation partner at Brookfields Lawyers. He has extensive experience in insurance and construction litigation, as well as criminal and regulatory prosecutions (primarily acting for defendants in recent years).

David acted for ID Tours in the well-publicised prosecution by WorkSafe relating to the Whakaari/White Island eruption in 2019 and successfully had the charge against ID Tours dismissed at the conclusion of the prosecution case.

Prior to joining Brookfields, David was a crown prosecutor in Auckland, prosecuting the full range of criminal and regulatory cases, including multiple jury trials. He also acted in substantial construction arbitrations and negligence claims in Hong Kong.

At Brookfields, David acts for councils and their insurers and large corporates. David has appeared in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court as lead counsel in major litigation.

Martin Stroud

Martin Stroud

National Manager Liability

NZI

Martin Stroud

National Manager Liability

NZI

Martin started his insurance career in South Africa. He worked as a property underwriter specialising in mining and petrochemical. He then moved into reinsurance writing both facultative treaty and retrocession accounts.

In 1988 he emigrated to New Zealand and once again was a reinsurance buyer, which he did until 1996 when he moved to Australia to be the Technical and Reinsurance Manager for AMP General and then Allianz Australia.

Moving back to New Zealand in 2004 he held the roles of Technical and Reinsurance Manger of QBE and was one of the founding shareholders of DUAL New Zealand where the held the role of Chief Operating Officer and the Underwriting Director.

Since 2018 Martin has been at NZI and is now the National Manager Liability. During his career Martin has been a speaker at various ANZIIF conferences, Reinsurance Rendezvous in Australia been an expert witness in both mediations and the High Court and appeared as an expert in a number of reinsurance arbitrations.

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