Kiwi tech businesses must focus on risk management

Our General Manager Craig Kirk caught up with Kip Brook from Make Lemonade to discuss risk management for the thriving tech sector in New Zealand: Kiwi technology businesses need to ensure they are adopting risk management practices to remain at the forefront of the world stage, Delta Insurance says. The New Zealand technology sector has … [Read more…]

NZ insurance sector’s fintech engagement lacking

Craig Kirk, General Manager at Delta Insurance, has signed up to a working group for FinTechNZ, a group made up of financial innovation and technology participants who want to help connect, promote and advance the trends shaping the FinTech ecosystem as an offshoot of NZ Tech. “We’re one of the larger insurers, if not the … [Read more…]

Comprehensive insurance to meet the needs of the growing UAV industry

Today Delta Insurance launched New Zealand’s most comprehensive UAV (drone) operator’s insurance in conjunction with their sponsorship of the NZ UAV Conference held at the Auckland University of Technology. General Manager Craig Kirk and Underwriter Antonio Prgoment attended the conference and were impressed with the enthusiasm and diversity of participants within the industry. Commercial UAV technology, valued … [Read more…]

Navigating insurance in the tech sector

Averill Dickson, Partner at law firm Simmonds Stewart, takes time out with Delta Insurance General Manager Craig Kirk to discuss the finer points of liability insurance in the tech sector. Some excerpts from the Simmonds Stewart blog follow.   When should a start-up look to take out insurance? Insurance is often a grudge purchase – even more … [Read more…]

Top 10 Cyber predictions for 2017

Ian has had a busy 2016 addressing numerous conferences around New Zealand on cyber security. Here he gets out his crystal ball with his top ten predictions for 2017.   1. More choice with Cyber Insurance in the short term The number of Cyber Insurers will double over the next 1-2 years (from 8 to … [Read more…]

Green talk with Uncle Sam

Ian was part of a working party invited to the American Consulate General to discuss environmental and technology issues with the US Ambassador Mark Gilbert. Sustainability is a passion of the Ambassador’s and the round table discussions were far-ranging, covering a raft of environmental issues, the growth in green buildings and the role and impact of sustainable … [Read more…]

A heartfelt contribution to Heart Kids

Craig set off on the Taupo Steamer mountain bike marathon on 26 November. 60km of sublime trails through some of New Zealand’s best scenery made up for some the pain points around the 3 and 4 hour mark! As Craig reflects on the challenge: “It was the most physically challenging thing I’ve ever had to do … [Read more…]

Cyber crime rise puts insurance industry at risk

Digital disruption is caus­ing some serious soul­searching in the insurance industry – to the point where Lloyd’s of London is ques­tioning the industry’s rel­evance.  Delta Insurance man­aging director Ian Pollard doesn’t quite agree cyber threats will be an “unin­surable risk,” but he cer­tainly notices the lines blurring between brokers and insurers because of digital disruption.  … [Read more…]

Melbourne Cup merriment

Everyone came dressed to the nines for a day at the races. The dapper and the dazzling descended on our offices for a leisurely champagne breakfast first and then off to Ellerslie for some sunshine, bubbles and racing. Our prime location gave us pole position to witness the horses thundering around the track and a collective flutter … [Read more…]

Moving on up in the world

We moved offices today…not out, but up! To be more specific, we moved five floors up from the 3rd floor to the 8th floor and now we have a room with a view, along with more space to spread out for our growing team… and a new coffee machine to greet us after the move! Thanks Lynne, for making … [Read more…]