Rising Stars in Insurance (NSW)
Past Event: 22 April 2022

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Time and date:

22 April 2022, 1:00pm - 4:00pm AEST

Networking Drinks: 4:00pm - 5:00pm AEST

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Hyatt Regency Sydney

Wharf Room, 161 Sussex Street

Sydney, NSW


Member: $108 AUD

Non-Member: $135 AUD

Group Booking (3 or more): $98 AUD per seat

CIP points: 2.5
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In this interactive seminar and workshop, our goal is to provide early career professionals the industry knowledge and practical skills to thrive in any workplace.

We believe anyone can reach their peak potential and be a rising star in the insurance industry.

So, whether you just landed your dream job, are exploring new opportunities, or want to give someone a foot up in their career, we've got the tools, tips and tricks to help you succeed.

Join our panel of insurance mentors and leaders as they guide you through:

  • Identifying and employing strategies to be confident in your job role
  • Developing and utilising effective presentation techniques
  • The importance of professional development to achieve personal growth
  • Key leadership skills to enhance and develop your career

With an interactive workshop and opportunities to connect with industry peers, join us for insights and advice that you can adopt and apply straight away.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Melanie Hansen, Event Manager.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the seminar, attendees will be able to:

  • Recall key tactics to demonstrate clear direction, confidence, engagement and leadership skills when working and presenting online
  • Recognise and employ strategies to develop into the type of person that you want to epitomise to your colleagues, peers, and leaders
  • Identify the pathways to showcasing and embodying your best self in virtual and physical environment


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

  • Linh Nguyen — Business Development Manager - Australia, Sedgwick
  • Fiona Fong — Cyber Incident Management & Claims Lead - Pacific, Marsh
  • Tim Kasem — Claims Specialist, VMIA
  • Brodie English — Casualty Underwriter, Canopius


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 event contact Sara Cheong, Sponsorship Executive by phone on +61 3 9613 7200 or by email at [email protected].



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Suzi Leung (Moderator)

Suzi Leung

Chief Claims Officer


As Chief Claims Officer, Suzi is responsible for ensuring that Zurich acts with empathy, care and respect to our customers during their time of need.

Suzi Leung was appointed as Chief Claims Officer for the Life & Investments business in February 2022. Prior to that appointment Suzi was Chief Operations Officer for Zurich’s General Insurance business. Suzi first started in private practice as an Insurance Litigator and has held several Claims and Operational roles within Zurich both in Australia, Switzerland and North America. She holds a Business (International Business) degree and a Law degree from the University of Technology, Sydney.

A passionate people leader, Suzi believes that people and culture are the crux of an organization’s success. Committed to leading with strong values around people, sustainability and diversity, she is proud of be part of the Executive team of Zurich and even prouder to nurture and mentor young professionals in the insurance industry.

A mother of two young daughters, Suzi also plays the role of chauffeur and snack holder when not in her corporate capacity.

Kelly Butler

Kelly Butler

Managing Director


Kelly oversees client advisory and placement services for Cyber and Technology risk throughout the region. In addition, Kelly also serves as the senior cyber risk advisor for some of Marsh’s largest clients and sits on the Marsh global Cyber board.

Kelly joined Marsh in 2016 to build Marsh’s Cyber practice and has over 21 years insurance experience gained in Australia, New Zealand and the UK, with the last 10 years spent designing Cyber and financial lines insurance programs for large corporate and publicly listed clients. Before joining broking, Kelly worked leading global insurers in claims management handling complex Liability, Directors and Officers (D&O) and Professional Indemnity litigation. Kelly has extensive knowledge of Cyber, Technology, D&O Liability, Professional Indemnity and Crime insurances products.

Kelly is an industry leader in cyber, educating insurers, clients and brokers on business risks and customising coverage to manage specific challenges across all industry verticals.

Kelly was recently named the Advisen’s 2021 Cyber Risk Industry Person of the Year APAC category.

Steven Butler

Steven Butler

Board Director & Special Projects, InsightUs

Bio coming soon!

Andrew Davies

Andrew Davies

Chief Executive Officer


Since joining VMIA in 2015, Andrew has led the continued development of VMIA’s risk and insurance offering, and, formerly as Chief Insurance Officer, was responsible for the Authority’s insurance, reinsurance, claims and insights activities.

With a background in management consulting and change leadership and having worked globally in executive roles across a diverse range of industries, Andrew brings clear strengths in transformational leadership, a detailed appreciation of VMIA’s operations and a passion for delivering real value for the state of Victoria.

Sylvia Quang

Sylvia Quang


HWL Ebsworth Lawyers

Sylvia has a broad range of experience in insurance and property related fields, having previously worked in a strata and property specialist firm for six years.

Sylvia has acted for major insurers in claims and fraud investigations, assessing disputed claims, coverage and indemnity issues, non-disclosure disputes, motor vehicle accidents, home claim recoveries and product liability matters. Sylvia currently specialises in life insurance claims, acting in both litigated and non-litigated disputes. Her practice also includes property damage, and other general insurance matters including public liability, personal injury, and professional indemnity. Sylvia also advises insurers on policy wordings, regulatory and compliance issues.

Sylvia is currently the President of the NSW Young Insurance Professionals Australasia and New Zealand (YIPs). She is passionate about showcasing the insurance industry as a career of choice of students and graduates, and providing opportunities and education for young professionals in insurance.