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2024 Annual Dinner

Building on the success of last year’s sold-out Annual Dinner, the Insurance Council of Australia held its 2024 Annual Dinner on Tuesday, 21 May at the Naala Nura Building of the Art Gallery of NSW.

This unique event offers our industry and key stakeholders the opportunity to get together and network over dinner and drinks.

With thanks to our 2024 Annual Dinner sponsors

A big thank you to our Platinum Dinner Sponsor, The Bridge International, and our Gold Drinks Sponsor, Sedgwick. Your support is appreciated.

Photographed by permission at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
Artwork courtesy of John Pule and Gow Langsford Gallery

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Bringing together industry leaders, regulators, and commentators from the insurance industry and related fields, the ICA’s conference took a deep-dive into the key opportunities and challenges facing our sector. 

Thank you to our Platinum Sponsor for this event, Johns Lyng Group.

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Our evening started with a moving Welcome to Country from Michael West, followed by speeches from Nick Hawkins, ICA’s President and CEO of Insurance Australia Group, and a keynote address from Senator Jenny McAllister, Assistant Minister for Climate Change and Energy.

The ICA thank Sedgwick for sponsoring the welcome drinks at this event – an important part of the evening’s networking.

The ICA’s Annual Conference was back, in-person, at the Ivy Ballroom in the Sydney CBD.

Building on last year’s successful panel format, the conference in Sydney brought together our industry to consider ‘Insuring the Future’. 

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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

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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

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February 2021

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