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…]

Innovation Finalist for Insurance Industry Awards  

Our Environmental and Pollution Liability product has been named a finalist for Innovation of the Year at the 2016 New Zealand Insurance Industry Awards. Our specialist environmental insurance offers an all-encompassing ‘environmental shield’ covering all pollution events that may affect a business, regardless of nature or type of pollution. We developed this environmental liability cover … [Read more…]

Cyber Insurance: The industry carrying the heaviest load

Nathan Smith from the NBR talks to Ian Pollard about the impact of cyber on business and on the insurance companies covering cyber liability: Security folk talk about the cyber threat as not a matter of if a company is attacked, but when. Given this, com­panies will naturally want to purchase cyber insurance, and many insurers now … [Read more…]

Insurance career at Delta was written in the stars

James, our Environmental Liability & Commercial Business Development Manager, tells Maryvonne Gray from Insurance Business that timing was a crucial factor in his career switch to insurance. Why did you get into insurance? I was an environmental consultant for 8 years post university and the firm I was working for in London had a couple … [Read more…]

Ian Pollard talks to Morning Report about the impact of cyber

Ian Pollard talks to Morning Report on Radio New Zealand about the impact of cyber liability on small business. Insurance companies are beginning to offer cyber cover as an increasing number of hackers target New Zealand’s small and medium size companies. Insurers are offering a range of support services to help companies recover from cyber … [Read more…]