Own your professional development – A mentee’s guide to successful mentorship
In this interactive seminar and workshop, we provide early career insurance professionals with the industry knowledge and practical skills to thrive in the workplace.
We believe anyone can reach their peak potential and be a rising star in the industry.
Have you just found your dream job? Are you exploring new opportunities? Or do you want to give someone a foot up in their career? This seminar presents tools, tips and tricks to help anyone new to the industry succeed.
During this seminar, a panel of insurance mentors and leaders will share the lessons they have learnt along their own career journeys. They will also provide practical advice to help early career insurance professionals reach their potential.
The panel discussion will explore:
- The importance of professionalism and ongoing professional development
- How to achieve consistent personal and professional growth
- Key leadership skills to enhance and develop your career
- Strategies to be confident in your role
- And much more!
The event also features an interactive workshop session, and plenty opportunities to connect with industry peers.
For any queries about this event, please contact Melanie Hansen, Event Manager.
At the end of this event, attendees will be able to:
- Identify opportunities to optimise mentorship relationships by defining the roles and expectations of both mentors and mentees
- Develop effective strategies for identifying and approaching mentorship relationships based on individual goals and needs
- Recognise and understand the significance of actively owning and investing in one's professional development, along with the importance of professional development and setting clear short-term and long-term goals
- Discuss potential roadblocks to professional development and outline strategies to overcome them.
ANZIIF gratefully acknowledges the generous assistance and support of the event content committee.
- Kara McInnes – National Claims Service Manager, CHU
- Linh Nguyen – Chief Client Officer, Insightus
- Alec Nikolic – Senior Underwriter, CGU
Moran Baillie (Workshop Facilitator)
Moran Baillie (Workshop Facilitator)
Transformative Coach and Facilitator
Moran Baillie is an experienced leadership coach, facilitator, and mentor, who understands deeply the barriers which holds leaders back from realising their full potential.
With over 25 years of navigating senior Human Resources roles, coupled with a decade dedicated to leadership development, Moran has helped many leaders to lead with clarity, courage and confidence.
She is a Certified as a transformational coach and facilitator, who is passionate about empowering leaders and has dedicated her time and energy to advancing women's leadership.
She worked for many years in the Insurance industry and Higher Education sector and is currently working internationally.
Moran is an expert in delivering workshops for organisations on effective communication strategies that drive tangible results, and this is her second year as a workshop facilitator at the Rising Stars in Insurance Seminar.
CHU Underwriting Agencies
As one of Australia’s leading strata insurance specialists, Kimberley Jonsson is CEO of CHU Underwriting Agencies.
Kimberley joined the insurance industry in South Australia in 2005. She has worked across multiple jurisdictions and held various underwriting sales and management roles. Kimberley has a wealth of experience and knowledge of the strata insurance industry and the strata community.
In 2017 Kimberley was named Young Insurance Professional of the Year at the Australian Insurance Industry Awards.
In addition, Kimberley is a Fellow and Board Member of ANZIIF, she is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds an MBA from AIM Business School.
Calise Liu is a qualified actuary with 9 years of experience, and is a senior consultant at Finity Consulting. She specialises in general insurance reserving and climate risk.
Over the last 2 years she has co-authored two reports on home insurance affordability and the impact of climate change, and has led Finity’s carbon neutral certification. Calise was awarded the ANZIIF Young Insurance Professional of the Year for 2023.
Anthony Mahon, Senior Associate at Howden, is a seasoned insurance professional with almost 15 years of experience in the industry.
His journey began in a junior position as team assistant, and through dedication and expertise, he swiftly climbed the ranks to hold senior positions in account management and team leadership. With a strong background in sales and client relationship management, Anthony has become a respected figure in the field.
In recognition of his outstanding contributions, Anthony was honoured with the Insurance Young Guns Award in 2020, showcasing his commitment to excellence in the field of insurance.
Award Categories & Criteria
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.