The Long Paddock has been a lifeline for graziers but does leave drivers exposed to risk. As reported by the Queensland Times today, Queensland motorists should take care on rural roads as the drought continues to impact graziers. While flooding rains have caused catastrophe in the north west of the state earlier this year, almost […]
Achmea was established in 1811 by farmers for farmers. Many of our people still have their origins from the land, including our CEO Emma Thomas. Emma’s passion for farming started on her grandparents’ merino sheep farm in the high country in Central Otago, New Zealand. During the second World War in 1942, Emma’s grandmother, along […]
In celebration of #InternationalWomensDay today, Achmea recognises the resilience and strength of women on the land. "Diamonds are formed under pressure", says Achmea CEO Emma Thompson. "...We are seeing female leadership emerging".
Brad Cavanagh from Harden has been selected to participate in the inaugural GenAngus Future Leaders Program, a leadership program designed by Angus Youth and partner Achmea, Australia’s specialist farm insurer.
Keeping an eye on cost, and checking key expenses from time to time, including farm insurance when an opportunity arises, is "a critical part of running a farming business," according to Wee Waa cotton grower and 2017 Nuffield Scholar Daniel Kahl. Daniel said for insurance to be cost-effective it's important your policy is flexible, remains relevant and provides the right level of cover for the things that you don't have an appetite for covering yourself.
Speaking with ABC NSW Country Hour, Ian Simpson explains how farmers can assess whether they have adequate farm insurance or not. He stresses that farmers should have their properties assessed if they're in doubt. He notes that disasters are inevitable, and that farmers should be prepared for the worst.
Under-insurance: a significant risk ahead of the fire season Our Risk Specialist for Eyre Peninsula (EP) Brett Klau encourages farmers to develop a bushfire survival plan and look at which items on their farm pose significant risks. Undertaking appropriate risk mitigation now can help reduce unexpected repair bills. When asking farmers across the EP how […]
Achmea CEO Emma Thomas and Dubbo Risk Specialist John Malone spoke with journalist Bernice Han from Insurance News magazine to talk about the devastating drought and Achmea’s direct partnership with farmers.
Nearly 100 women from the New England region showed us there’s a real appetite to achieve greater equality for women in Australian agriculture at a recent Leadership on the Land symposium hosted by Achmea Australia.
The NSW Government has advised that the Fire and Emergency Services Levy (FESL), which was due to be removed from all NSW insurance policies on 30 June 2017, is to remain being collected via insurance policies.
Achmea Australia is excited to announce the appointment of its new Chief Executive Officer, Emma Thomas. This announcement comes after the news that current CEO Timo van Voorden is returning to the Netherlands.