The Insurance Council of Australia host several events, engaging with members, government and consumer groups each year. 

ICA’s 2022 Annual Dinner

After a two-year hiatus, the Insurance Council of Australia hosted it’s Annual Dinner in June 2022, providing our industry with a great opportunity to get together, network and reflect on the wins and the challenges we’ve faced. 

The night started with a moving Welcome to Country from Theresa Ardler, followed by speeches from:

  • the Hon. Stephen Stephen Jones MP, Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Finance
  • Nick Hawkins, ICA’s President and CEO of IAG
  • Sue Houghton, Former ICA President and CEO of QBE Insurance Australia Pacific,
  • Andrew Hall, ICA’s CEO and Executive Director

We’d like to  thank our sponsors – SedgwickFinity and Restoration Industry Consultants for their contribution to a great night.


On 13 October, the Insurance Council of Australia held its Annual Industry Forum.

The event was hosted by Ellen Fanning from ABC’s The Drum, sessions and presenters included:

9am: Environmental, Social and Governance panel

  • Dr Martha Carter, Vice Chairman and Head of Governance, Teneo
  • Robin Mellon, CEO, Better Sydney
  • Jacki Johnson, Co-Chair United Nations Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) & Founding Co-Chair Australian Sustainable Finance Initiative

10am: Commercial Lines Strategic Review panel

  • John Trowbridge, Consultant
  • Bruce Billson, Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman
  • Celyeste Power, Chief Strategy Officer, Insurance Bureau of Canada
  • Estelle Pearson, Principal & Managing Director, Finity
  • Andrew Hall, CEO, Insurance Council of Australia

11am: Regulators’ Perspective

  • Helen Rowell, Deputy Chair, APRA
  • Karen Chester, Deputy Chair & Commissioner, ASIC
  • Rhys Bollen, Senior Executive Leader Insurers, ASIC

12noon: President’s Update

  • Sue Houghton, ICA President & CEO Australia Pacific QBE

12:30pm: Ministerial keynote from Assistant Treasurer, Hon. Michael Sukkar MP

1:30pm: The social cost of natural disasters panel

  • Shane Fitzsimmons AFSM, Commissioner of Resilience NSW
  • Andrew Coghlan, Head of Emergency Services, Australian Red Cross
  • Anne Leadbeater OAM, Director, Leadbeater Group

2:30pm: Cyber risk panel

  • Ian Cameron, Executive Manager, Cyber Governance, Risk & Compliance, IAG Australia
  • Anne-Louise Brown, Director of Corporate Affairs and Policy, Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre
  • Quinton Kotze, Cyber & Technology Product Manager, Chubb
  • Max Broodryk, Product Leader – Cyber Risk, International Financial Lines, AXA XL


May 2021

When natural disaster strikes, the Insurance Council of Australia works with insurers, communities, and all levels of government, to assess damage, share data and support communities when they need it most.

As of May, the Insurance Council of Australia has declared three insurance #catastrophes in 2021 and in May, we help sessions with NSW and Federal Government stakeholders to provide on update on industry response and the proactive measures that will help build resilient communities.

April 2021

The third Building Stronger Homes Roundtable event, convened by the Insurance Council of Australia and Master Builders Australia, looked at reforms to the way codes, standards and land use planning systems promote the resilience of Australian family homes.

February 2021

The Building Stronger Homes Roundtable, convened by the Insurance Council of Australia and Master Builders Australia, focused on the financial impacts of natural disasters, the cost of rebuilding and the learnings from existing resilient homes programs, with the aim of creating actionable change.

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