FMG wins Direct Insurer of the Year award

FMG wins Direct Insurer of the Year award

11 November 2016

New Zealand’s leading rural insurer FMG is proud to have been named the 2016 Direct Insurer of the Year.

FMG received the accolade at the New Zealand Insurance Industry Awards in Auckland on Thursday night - an event hosted by ANZIIF*.

“This is an honour for the Mutual and an achievement that can be attributed to everyone who works for and supports FMG,” said Chief Executive Chris Black.

“FMG was established 111 years ago based on a set of enduring principles and shared values which continue to underpin the business to this day  – so to win a category which is judged on how we work directly to support our clients means a great deal to us” says Mr Black.

This is the first time FMG has been awarded the Direct Insurer Award, having been a finalist in the category since the awards began in 2011.  The award comes at a time when the Mutual now insures nearly half of New Zealand’s farmers and growers.

“We aim to provide clients with customised products and services, quality risk-advice and outstanding day to day service and support” says Mr Black.

“Sitting behind this is a talented and highly energised team at FMG who are committed to consistently deliver on our core purpose which is to ‘give rural New Zealand a better deal’.

“It’s a formula which is working for us and for our clients. Client satisfaction levels are the highest they’ve ever been and the business has enjoyed steady growth over the last year as well.

“We won’t be stopping here. We have high aspirations as a business and look forward to helping increasingly more numbers of New Zealander’s take the risks they need to in order to achieve their goals” said Mr Black.

For more information please contact;

Colin Wright

Communications Manager FMG,

0274 129 200


*Australia and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance

About the ANZIIF New Zealand Insurance Industry Awards

The New Zealand Insurance Industry Awards are hosted by the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF). Held to honour the achievements of companies and individuals within the New Zealand insurance market throughout the previous year, the Industry Awards unite all sectors of the insurance industry to celebrate its dedication to best practice and high achievement.