A keynote presentation by Tim Grafton, Chief Executive, Insurance Council

This presentation will focus on where insurance and engineering/infrastructure intersect to manage risk. It will give reference to climate change challenges and how the insurance market can work with the engineering sector to meet these challenges. The presentation will include reference to the types of insurance cover that helps support construction of infrastructure, and the post-construction maintenance environment. Will also cover the “rezealiance” project.

Tim Grafton became Chief Executive of the Insurance Council in November 2012. Tim has extensive experience in providing strategic, policy and communications advice to public and private sector leaders. He was an executive director of a leading market research company prior to taking up his position with ICNZ.
Tim has a strong understanding of the machinery of government, having been an adviser to former Prime Ministers and Ministers of Finance as well as leading private companies. He has extensive knowledge of post-disaster recovery issues and insurance regulation.
He is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors and holds several governance roles. He is on the Executive Committee of the Global Federation of Insurance Associations, Chairs the Code Compliance Committee of the Fair Insurance Code, Chairs the Representative Users Group of the Deep South Science Challenge which focuses on research to adapt to climate change, and is on the New Zealand Advisory Board of the Australia and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance and the Advisory Board of Victoria University, Wellington’s Chair in the Economics of Disasters.

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