2019 Peter Corrigan Scholarship for Innovation and Leadership winner announced


The Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) and Finity Consulting are pleased to announce the winner of the 2019 Peter Corrigan Scholarship for Innovation and Leadership.

Michael Gregory, Manager, Portfolio Planning at Suncorp has been awarded the 2019 Peter Corrigan scholarship for a video submission outlining his innovative, data-driven approach to CTP insurance which incorporates the risks associated with ride sharing services.

Michael has been awarded up to AUD$10,000, funded by Finity Consulting, to attend an international conference or seminar program that provides an excellent industry- or leadership-based professional development opportunity.

‘It was very humbling to receive the news from Scott. I was pushed to apply for the Peter Corrigan Scholarship by one of our executive managers within Suncorp who thought it was a good idea for a young leader in the Industry. I took his word for it and to receive the call is very humbling.’

Michael is excited to have the opportunity to travel abroad and learn from other leaders in the Insurance industry.

‘I really hope to be able to broaden my leadership development. Something that I’m passionate about is leading people and I’m doing the best I can to improve that. My aim is to also learn from other professionals about global trends and practices.’

Scott Collings, Principal and Managing Director of Finity Consulting added, ‘We had a very impressive group of scholarship applicants which was very encouraging from an industry standpoint but made it quite a challenge to select a winner. Michael’s entry ticked all the boxes. He showed strong leadership and employed an innovative data-driven strategy in solving a challenging insurance industry issue. His use of the video format certainly impressed, but not only that, it served to emphasise the highly supportive environment he works in which is a credit to his employer. Michael is a well-deserved winner, and we wish him all the best throughout his career in insurance.’

Prue Willsford, CEO of ANZIIF agreed saying, ‘Michael provided unassailable tangible evidence of outcomes and thought leadership in his winning submission.Michael’s winning video was a powerful way of communicating thought leadership, lateral thinking and advanced problem solving. We are excited to be a part of Michael’s learning journey, and to provide him with this unique opportunity to connect, grow and learn from international industry experts. Michael should be extremely proud of his achievements, and for the positive influence he is having on the Insurance industry.’

The Peter Corrigan Scholarship is open to insurance professionals who are current financial members of ANZIIF, are permanent residents of a country in the Asia-Pacific, and currently work in the insurance industry. The Peter Corrigan Scholarship for Innovation and leadership is offered every two years.

Michael will be officially awarded with the scholarship at the 2019 Insurtech conference in Sydney on Wednesday 27 February.

If you would like to learn more about ANZIIF’s Insurtech Conference, follow this link.

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