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AA Insurance announced as an industry award finalist – twice!


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Auckland, 15 September 2016 – AA Insurance has been named as a finalist in two categories of the 2016 New Zealand Insurance Industry Awards.

The company has been named a finalist for Direct General Insurance Company of the Year, and has won this award since 2012. The award recognises general insurance companies that have demonstrated strong performance and outstanding service for their customers.

It has also been named a finalist for Women’s Employer of the Year, with its first-time entry. This award recognises the efforts of organisations that have demonstrated a commitment, and taken positive steps, to improving gender equality and diversity within their company and the industry.

Chief Executive Chris Curtin, says he’s extremely proud of his team at AA Insurance. 

“Reaching finalist stage of these awards is a significant achievement, especially among a highly competitive field of strong contenders. It means a great deal to me that the dedication and diversity of our people has been recognised across these significant categories, especially given the changes that the industry, and our company, have experienced over the past 12 months.”

The awards are held by the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF), as a celebration of success across the industry. Winners will be announced on Thursday 10 November.



About AA Insurance

AA Insurance has demonstrated trusted expertise in home, contents, and car insurance in New Zealand since launching in 1994. We’re a joint venture between New Zealand Automobile Association and Suncorp Group, and we employ over 650 staff - who are all based in New Zealand - to look after nearly 350,000 customers and over 650,000 policies.

We proudly support youth charity Blue Light, and have been consistently recognised by: Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brands (since 2011), NZ Insurance Industry Awards (since 2012), IBM Kenexa Best Workplaces Survey (since 2008), Canstar Blue Most Satisfied Customers (2011-2016), and the Colmar Brunton Corporate Reputation Index (since 2015) that recognises New Zealand’s most successful companies.

AA Insurance has an A+ (Strong) Insurer Financial Strength Rating given by Standard and Poor’s (Australia) Pty Ltd. For further information visit

For more information please contact:

Arwen Vant, Botica Butler Raudon Partners, (09) 303 3862, 021 484 232 or email

Amanda Fifield, AA Insurance Limited, (09) 927 2085 or email

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DDI: (09) 927 2085
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