ANZIIF announces new President & Deputy President

The Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) announced at their Annual General Meeting (AGM) that Allan Reynolds, Executive General Manager – NZ + Direct at Steadfast and Megan Beer, Group Executive, Insurance at AMP will take over the positions of ANZIIF President and Deputy President effective immediately.

Reynolds has held the position of Deputy President since 2016 and accepted the Presidency when Karl Armstrong stepped down at the end of his two year term. ‘I am excited to lead ANZIIF, as President, and work with the management team to realise the goals and vision of the organisation,’ he said.

Prue Willsford, ANZIIF CEO paid tribute to Karl Armstrong ‘Karl has made a significant contribution to ANZIIF during a period of major change. He was also the first ANZIIF President from New Zealand.’

The annual ANZIIF Service Award was presented to ANZIIF Senior Associate John Peberdy. Peberdy commenced work in the insurance industry in 1973 and throughout his career has generously contributed to a broad range of industry boards and activities, and has supported ANZIIF by developing and facilitating various international workshops and seminars. In addition, Peberdy was the first Chair of ANZIIF’s General Insurance Faculty Advisory Board and is a long-serving Australian Insurance Industry Awards judge.

The E.E. Vines Memorial Prize, awarded to the ANZIIF member who authored the most meritorious paper published in the Journal, ANZIIF’s quarterly publication, was presented to ANZIIF Fellow Dr Chris Wallace for his paper titled ‘Cyber Terrorism and Australia’s Terrorism Insurance Scheme’.