The Women in Insurance Leadership Summit will give you 12 CPD points with NIBA.
The Women in Insurance Leadership Summit will give you 15 CIP points with ANZIIF.
According to current statistics from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, women occupy only 12% of top management positions in insurance and just 1% of insurance firms have a female CEO in Australia. Because of this, we have developed the Women in Insurance Leadership Summit to bring together some of the field’s foremost female leaders and male champions of change. Through interactive sessions, anecdotal presentations and engaging panel discussions, attendees will gain key strategies and techniques for career progression in insurance and learn how to develop a lasting leadership legacy.
Learn practical strategies to
- Overcome obstacles to career progression & build resilience
- Bring others along on the journey & leave a positive leadership legacy
- Juggle personal & professional responsibilities even in tough times
- Seize the right opportunities for you & know when to make your move
- Build better professional relationships to underpin your career
- Make your value visible & lead with influence & impact
- Current, future & aspiring women leaders from all roles in insurance
- HR, Diversity, Learning & Development, Inclusion & Cultural Change professionals
- Male Champions of Change & those looking to better understand the challenges women face in the industry
Learn how to:
- Elevate your communication skills to make an impact
- Develop relationships to underpin your success
- Leave a positive leadership legacy
- Develop a better work/life balance
Renée has more than 27 years’ experience as a transformational and strategic operational leader across complex service businesses in Australia, Europe and New Zealand.
With a proven background in leading customer-centric culture transformation and creating effective risk frameworks, Renée is dedicated to improving business capabilities to deliver outstanding results for customers.
Renée joined QBE in 2018 and is responsible for business operations, business transformation, data, information technology and the operations strategy for Australia and New Zealand.
Renée is also a director at Swinburne University Council and an esteemed business mentor.
Damien Mu has more than 20 years’ experience in the Australian financial services industry, with management experience spanning operations, claims and underwriting, superannuation, investments, distribution, product, pricing and marketing.
Damien’s career at AIA Australia began in April 2007. Over that time he has held various roles, including Head of Group Insurance, Chief Distribution and Marketing Officer and General Manager – Life Insurance.
On 1 August 2014, Damien was appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer. In 2014 the company launched AIA Vitality, a world leading health and wellness program, to the Australian market. New Zealand was added to his responsibilities in July 2016 and in July 2017, AIA and its partners launched myOwn health, a new health insurance business. In September 2017, AIA announced the acquisition of the Colonial Mutual Life Assurance Society Limited and a strategic bancassurance arrangement with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, subject to regulatory approvals. In July 2018, AIA completed its acquisition of Sovereign Assurance Company Limited (now AIA New Zealand), and entered into a strategic bancassurance arrangement with ASB Bank, in New Zealand.
Damien is married to Simone and has two children, Bailey and Kai. He is passionate about people and leading an organisation whose purpose is “Making a Difference in People’s Lives”.
Damien is a director of AIA New Zealand, AIA Australia, MO Health Pty Ltd, the Financial Services Council (FSC), Co-Chair of the Life Board Committee and Advisory Board member of the Shared Value Project.
Megan Beer has more than 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry in a range of executive, finance, actuarial and consulting roles. She joined AMP in 2014 as Director, Insurance, and was appointed Group Executive, Insurance on 1 January 2017. Prior to AMP, Megan led NAB’s wealth management and insurance offer through the bank channel as General Manager, Bancassurance and Direct. Earlier roles at NAB/MLC included General Manager of Group Insurance and Head of Finance for Insurance. She worked for Tower (now TAL) for six years as Chief Actuary, Chief Risk Officer and Head of Claims, and has been a Director with Tillinghast (Consulting Actuaries).
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Jennifer Lang is CFO and Chief Actuary of Comminsure. She is the author of the popular actuarial blog www.actuarialeye.com
Jennifer has more than 20 years experience in the financial services industry, including work for life insurance companies, as an asset manager, and as a financial services consultant.
Jennifer has written a number of papers to the Institute over the years including the choice of risk discount rates for the valuation of life insurance companies, and on asset liability modeling for life and general insurers.
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