Chair of IAG Reconciliation Steering Committee and IAG Personal Insurance Chief Executive Andy Cornish
We strongly believe it is of national importance that we – Australia’s largest general insurer — contribute to improving the social status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the community.
As Chair of IAG’s Reconciliation Steering Committee, I have been privileged to watch IAG formalise its commitment to empowering our First Peoples through the introduction of our first Innovate RAP in 2013.
We were Australia’s first insurance company to launch a RAP, and the 500th organisation to do so in our country.
Since then, we have achieved many milestones.
We have formalised partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders whose vision and objectives match our own. We’re excited to partner with Jawun, CareerTrackers, the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME), Supply Nation and NPY Women’s Council in Alice Springs.
We have also ensured we engaged our employees for our RAP initiatives. Throughout the year, our people engage with, celebrate and learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their culture through activities held during National Reconciliation Week, NAIDOC Week and for the Recognise campaign. Through these interactions, our people have engaged with Indigenous leaders on a broad range of topics from career development to constitutional recognition and have in the process, deepened their understanding and respect for our country’s Reconciliation journey.
At IAG, we spread the message about Reconciliation to our customers. From social media posts to the placement of Acknowledgement of Country plaques in our branches and buildings, we are ensuring our broader community is exposed to the national discussion about the empowerment of our First Peoples.
I look forward to sharing the next chapter of IAG’s Reconciliation commitments through our second RAP on this website.