AUSTRALIA’S LEADING SUMMIT SUPPORTING DIVERSITY IN INSURANCE

Bringing together an industry of leaders, shaping a future of inclusivity
24 August 2022, Sofitel Sydney Wentworth
  • Approved with
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  • Accredited for
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ABOUT


The Women in Insurance Summit Australia is returning as a face-to-face event to further Insurance Business Australia’s ongoing mission to recognise, celebrate and promote diversity across the insurance profession. This inspiring summit was designed to encourage a wider representation of women in senior executive roles, overcome bias, break down leadership barriers and share strategies for building a diverse and inclusive workforce. 

This summit features powerful keynote sessions, workshops, networking activities, presentations and panel discussions led by influential leaders from the industry on the issues that matter most. Highlights include presentations on innovation and digital transformation, personal branding, hybrid management strategies, inclusive decision making and mental wellness at the executive level. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to connect in person with like-minded professionals and champions for change supporting diversity. Join us 24 August 2022 for a day dedicated to inspiring women and an industry of change. 

FEATURED SPEAKERS


Lelani Jayasinghe
Lelani Jayasinghe

Chief Financial Officer
Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance

Kimberley Jonsson
Kimberley Jonsson

CEO
CHU Underwriting Agencies

Claire Keating
Claire Keating

Head of Human Resources Asia Pacific
Berkley Insurance Company

Fiona Hayes-St Clair
Fiona Hayes-St Clair

Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer
QBE

Prue Willsford
Prue Willsford

CEO
ANZIIF

AGENDA


  • Registration opens
  • Opening remarks from the chairperson
    Sylvia Quang
    Sylvia Quang

    Partner, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers and President, NSW, YIPs

  • Welcome Remarks from Event Partner
    Nick Harris
    Nick Harris

    Chief Executive Officer, Pacific
    Marsh

    Sponsored by
    Nick Harris
  • OPENING KEYNOTE: Women leading the way – Inclusive decision-making

    Join Kimberley as she discusses how the willingness to be inclusive in your decision-making practices can transform you into a more effective leader. She will share her wins, challenges, and transformative decisions that helped her become the CEO, alongside a predominantly female leadership team. In this session, you will learn how to develop the framework to increase women in leadership – and how to empower others to do the same.

    Kimberley Jonsson
    Kimberley Jonsson

    CEO
    CHU Underwriting Agencies

  • Speed networking

    Expand your network, make connections, and meet fellow delegates in a structured networking session.

    Sylvia Quang
    Sylvia Quang

    Partner, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers and President, NSW, YIPs

  • Morning tea and refreshment break
  • PANEL: Innovative diversity and inclusion strategies to drive organisational change

    While organisations have experienced significant changes to the way we work over the past few years, there is still a lot that needs to be done to overcome prevailing inequalities. In this session, hear how forward-thinking organisations are addressing key diversity challenges and what you can do as an individual to advocate for change.

    • How are organisations addressing the leadership and gender pay gap, and what can individuals do to reduce the gaps?
    • Navigating office politics, workplace conflict and other unspoken cultural rules
    • How to authentically celebrate diversity, equality, inclusion and belonging at work
    • Examples of inclusive hiring practices to ensure equal and diverse representation
    Moderator
    Sylvia Quang
    Sylvia Quang

    Partner, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers and President, NSW, YIPs

    Panellists
    Gillian Davidson
    Gillian Davidson

    Partner
    Sparke Helmore

    Pierre De Villiers
    Pierre De Villiers

    General Manager, People and Learning Centre of Excellence
    Allianz

    Jo McCauley
    Jo McCauley

    CEO
    Southern Cross Travel Insurance 

    Sam White
    Sam White

    Founder and CEO
    Stella Insurance

  • Marsh’s D&I Journey – The Never Ending Story

    Marsh share insights and stories from our journey to become a more inclusive and diverse workplace, including what we’ve learnt, why we do what we do, what we’ve implemented and what lies ahead in our future.

    Kelly Butler
    Kelly Butler

    Chief Client Officer, Pacific
    Marsh

  • Networking lunch
  • PANEL: Standing out from the crowd with your personal brand

    Every insurance leader needs a strong personal brand that evolves as you advance in your career. It’s a matter of continually crafting and curating the skills and experience to bring out the best version of yourself. In this session, a panel of industry leaders will share advice on how to best articulate your personal brand and how it can be the key differentiator in your career.

    • How to make a strong, lasting impression – from the office, in the boardroom, or on a Zoom call
    • Improving your digital footprint: leveraging popular social platforms like LinkedIn to market and build your brand
    • Tips for engaging internal sponsors to be your advocates
    • Using your everyday creativity to help you emerge as an authentic leader
    Moderator
    Drew Schnehage
    Drew Schnehage

    Managing Director – Australia
    Innovation Group

    Panellists
    Lelani Jayasinghe
    Lelani Jayasinghe

    Chief Financial Officer
    Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance

    Kylie Macfarlane
    Kylie Macfarlane

    Chief Operating Officer
    Insurance Council of Australia

    Tetiana George
    Tetiana George

    CEO and Co-Founder
    Curium

    Fiona Bounias
    Fiona Bounias

    General Manager Member Engagement & Innovation
    TAL

  • Embracing risk-taking career decisions

    Staying in your comfort zone can be the biggest obstacle to achieving success in your career path. How can you embrace change, challenge yourself and take that next step in your career? Hear how Demetra has taken on new challenges and opportunities to advance her career and skill development.

    Demetra Day
    Demetra Day

    Head of Distribution ANZ
    Chubb

  • Afternoon tea and refreshment break
  • Dealing with mental wellbeing at an executive-level

    Managers and executives are at the forefront of a rapidly changing workplace, experiencing high stress levels that are often ignored. Creating a culture of prioritising mental health can begin with empathetic and supportive leaders. Hear how [speaker] has learned to lead by example with self-care and prioritising mental wellbeing.

    Dr. Sally Phillips
    Dr. Sally Phillips

    Head of Health Services, Life & Investments
    Zurich Financial Services Australia

  • PANEL: Managing a high-performance team

    Building and sustaining an engaged and motivated team can be challenging in today’s uncertain climate and changing work environments. How can leaders develop a strong organisational culture to ensure their teams remain connected and productive? In this session, industry leaders will discuss how to create a collaborative and respectful culture, from building the business, to how it’s maintained through connectivity and mentoring.

    • The future of work: Is remote working the new norm?
    • What does culture, recognition, development and performance look like in a hybrid workforce?
    • How does a flexible work policy affect team retention and recruitment?
    Moderator
    Danni Robson
    Danni Robson

    Head of Product
    Arnie

    Panellists
    Kathleen Warden
    Kathleen Warden

    Head of Customer & Broker Engagement
    Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance

    Prue Willsford
    Prue Willsford

    CEO
    ANZIIF

    Noeline Anandaras
    Noeline Anandaras

    Executive Manager – Digital Integration Services
    IAG

    Claire Keating
    Claire Keating

    Head of Human Resources Asia Pacific
    Berkley Insurance Company

  • Networking drinks
    Sponsored by
    Claire Keating
  • Event concludes

SPONSORS


Event Partner

  • Marsh

Gold Sponsors

  • Arnie
  • Innovation Group Australia
  • Sparke Helmore Lawyers

Coffee Sponsor

  • JP Flynn Builders

Networking Drinks Sponsor

  • Brooklyn Underwriting

Bronze Sponsor

  • Estimage

MEDIA SPONSOR

  • DiveIn

VENUE


Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

What you’ll gain

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    Expand your professional network with an exciting face-to-face speed networking activity

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    Hear from an all-new speaker line-up featuring inspiring peers and leading organisations

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    Discuss important issues like the gender pay gap, leadership opportunities, mental wellness and workplace culture

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