We’re pleased to see the role insurance plays in helping communities, and sophisticated economies recover from damaging events large and small being recognised in New Zealand. This week The Press released its Power List for 2013, naming 50 of the most influential people in Christchurch and, perhaps unsurprisingly it includes names that can be linked to the Canterbury earthquake rebuild. Names like John Key, Gerry Brownlee, CERA’s Roger Sutton, EQC’s Ian Simpson and Sam Johnson (of Student Volunteer Army fame) feature on the list.
Our own IAG New Zealand CEO Jacki Johnson joins the ranks in the top ten most influential people on the list. In justifying her inclusion in the top ten The Press state, “Many Christchurch people won’t even know her name, but maybe they should, because Johnson is the boss of IAG, New Zealand’s largest insurance company – controlling State Insurance, NZI and AMI – and they are connected to her through their policies. About 6500 Christchurch homes have been are being built or rebuilt with her companies’ money. Johnson’s companies are aiming to clear their quake claims by the end of 2015; in the meantime they decide which customers get priority.”
To see the full list of 50 most influential people in Christchurch and read about what makes them so powerful click here.