AA Insurance scoops industry award finalist trifecta!

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Auckland, 15 September 2017 – AA Insurance has been named as a finalist in three categories of the 2017 New Zealand Insurance Industry Awards; Direct General Insurance Company of the Year, Young Insurance Professionals Employer and Women’s Employer of the Year.

Chief Executive Chris Curtin, says he’s delighted to reach the finalist stage of these awards, especially among a highly competitive field of strong contenders.

“Our purpose at AA Insurance is to eliminates stress and give certainty to our customers, as well as be a place where people want to work.  Being shortlisted for these awards shows we’re on the right track, and reinforces to me that our success is ultimately based on our people, their dedication and diversity. I couldn’t be prouder.”

The Direct General Insurance Company of the Year award recognises general insurance companies that have demonstrated strong performance and outstanding service for their customers.

The Young Insurance Professionals Employer and Women’s Employer of the Year awards recognise organisations that have a demonstrated commitment in these areas, the first to the employment and development of young insurance and finance professionals, the second to improving gender equality and diversity across their organisation and the wider industry. This is the second time AA insurance has been a finalist in these categories after winning both awards with first-time entries in 2016.  

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 16 November.

About AA Insurance

AA Insurance is an independently operated, New Zealand-based joint venture between the New Zealand Automobile Association Limited (NZAA) and Vero Insurance New Zealand Limited (VINZL). Since 1994 we have demonstrated trusted expertise in home, contents and car insurance in New Zealand, and in 2018 introduced commercial small business insurance. We underwrite our own policies and sell direct to New Zealanders. Our 1000+ employees look after 500,000+ customers with more than 1,000,000 policies.

We proudly partner with Variety New Zealand – the Children’s Charity (as the lead partner of its Beds for Kids programme), Student Volunteer Army and support grassroot school sports via our Big Little Sponsorship sports grant in partnership with Eden Park. We are consistently recognised in industry awards and honours, including being voted the Reader’s Digest Most Trusted General Insurer for 13 years running, named Canstar’s 2023 Home and Contents Insurer of the Year and Outstanding Value Award winner, and currently ranked 7th amongst 100 of New Zealand’s most successful companies in the Kantar Corporate Reputation Index (since 2015).

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