Humans of NZI

Humans of NZI

Driven by data and numbers – and a love of people

Jason Phang has been with IAG New Zealand for almost 14 years. He started in the firm’s marketing and reputation team in 2009, looking after NZI. Fast forward to 2023, Jason is now NZI’s manager for portfolio, pricing...

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Sue Blick: a resilient and compassionate leader

Sue Blick of Christchurch has been in the insurance industry just shy of seven years, and when this year’s major weather events hit parts of Aotearoa, New Zealand, she knew exactly how NZI’s affected customers would be feeli...

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Shanna Crosson: NZI Claims Champion

Meet Shanna Crosson, one of NZI’s claims champions during the wild weather

Christchurch mum-of-one, Shanna, has been in the insurance industry for two decades. After a short career as a fitness trainer, she joined State Insurance in 2000 and has been with NZI since 2010. This November marks an impressive 23 y...

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Shining the light on electrical safety

Meet Toby Lancaster, NZI’s new electrical inspector, who’s come on board with...

Dealing with anything electrical can be frightening for some people, and for good reason. Toby Lancaster, on the other hand, discovered his passion at a young age after following in his father's footsteps into the trade....

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Unstoppable passion and unlimited drive

Meet Loren Greig, NZI’s Senior Business Development Manager (BDM) and first r...

2009 was the year Loren Greig’s passion for the insurance industry was ignited. Originally from New Plymouth, Loren made her way down to the windy capital city to begin her first role with NZI as sales support. Since...

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Leading from the heart

Introducing Kerrie Lawrence, NZI’s principal national broker partner, where t...

Kerrie Lawrence, recently promoted to Principal, National Broker Partner, started her insurance journey with NZI 26 years ago, after making what in her words was a brave and bold move. “I was 25 when I applied for my first...

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From fishing to phishing, and everything in bet...

Introducing NZI’s Underwriting Liability and Cyber Manager, Andy Beven, whose...

Adventure. Speed. Challenge. These are the three things that get Andy Beven, NZI’s Underwriting Liability and Cyber Manager, up and out of bed in the morning. Not only for the role he plays in protecting businesses against cyber...

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Cultivating the future of claims

Meet Chris Hughes, NZI’s new Executive Manager, Broker and Specialist Claims,...

Born in London, raised in Hawkes Bay and proud Waiwera Valley resident, Chris Hughes, executive manager broker and specialist claims, started in the insurance industry 33 years ago and has recently come full circle.  After an...

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From Corporal to corporate

Meet NZI’s Corporate Liability Manager, Martin Stroud, who brings life lesson...

Martin Stroud began his insurance career in South Africa 40 years ago. After serving in South Africa’s army for two years, Martin was surprised to learn there were a few skills he’d picked up which he’s been able to...

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Playing the long game

Murray James talks about his cricketing days and how he got off the mark in t...

Wellington born and bred NZI Corporate Manager Murray James has been in the insurance industry for almost 30 years, and he’s proud to say he’s in it for the long term. What started with a ‘foot in the door’...

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