The Insurance Council Annual Forum 2019 was held on Wednesday February 27, 2019 at the Hilton Sydney. 

The 2019 Annual Forum focused on the outcomes of the Financial Services Royal Commission. More than 300 delegates heard from ASIC, APRA, the federal Opposition and the Government on their perspectives, and expert panels unpicked the key recommendations including the implications of the Royal Commission for self-governance. Ethics expert Clare Payne discussed the steps individuals and business leaders can take to rebuild trust with consumers, and journalist David Crowe explored the current political environment.


  • Welcome: Ali Moore, Master of Ceremonies - click here
  • Opening remarks: Rob Whelan, ICA CEO  - click here
  • Plenary session 1: Sean Hughes, Commissioner, ASIC - click here
  • Plenary session 2: Michelle Rowland MP, Shadow Minister for Communications and IT -  click here
  • Keynote address: Clare Payne - Author of ‘A Matter of Trust – The Practice of Ethics in Finance’ 
  • David Crowe - Chief Political Correspondent, Fairfax 
  • Plenary session 3: John Lonsdale - Chief Political Correspondent, Fairfax - click here
  • Plenary Session 4: Panel Discussion on The Royal Commission: Examining the findings and recommendations: Mr Richard Enthoven, President & Chairman - ICA, Mr John Morgan, Adjunct Associate Professor - UNSW Law, Consultant – Allens, Ms Anna Bligh – CEO, ABA, Mr John Price – Lead Ombudsman, General Insurance, AFCA - click here
  • Plenary Session 5: Panel Discussion on The Royal Commission: What it means for the GI Code and self-regulation Mr Rob Whelan – CEO, Insurance Council of Australia, Mr Michael Gill - Former Chair of GI Code Compliance Committee and Chair, ICA Taskforce on Effective Disclosure, Ms Karen Cox -  CEO, Financial Rights Legal Centre, Dr Ian Enright – Lawyer, Financial Services - click here
  • Plenary session 6: The Hon. Stuart Robert  MP - Assistant Treasurer - click here
  • Final remarks; Mr Rob Whelan, CEO - Insurance Council of Australia