At Achmea, we’re all about reducing risks to keep farmers farming. Achmea was established more than 200 years ago when 39 farmers put money into a glass jar, to be compensated in case one of them had a haystack fire. Together, these farmers worked hard to minimise their risks and their commitment to risk reduction […]
Achmea has an international team of dedicated insurance specialists who travel to Australia from the Netherlands on a regular basis. This morning CEO Emma Thomas was thrilled to welcome Peter Broekman, Operational Director of Hagelunie, to Achmea in Australia. As the leading specialist glasshouse insurer, Hagelunie is part of the Achmea Group which insures 85% of the Dutch […]
Our Risk Specialist Gerard Bennett is on farm today with fourth-generation potato and sheep farmer Garry Kadwell at his Grabben Gullen farm near Crookwell. Mr Kadwell’s family have been farming since 1901 and made the switch to Achmea several years ago. They produce around 2000 tonne of seed potato and run up to 1800 head […]
“The drought is unprecedented, it’s the worst I have seen in all my years on the land,” she says. “The wait for rain continues and we sit down with each and every farmer to talk about what matters most to their livelihoods.”
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.
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.
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.
Achmea horticulture specialist Louis Vrieze spoke about Achmea Australia’s heritage in the Netherlands, establishment in Australia less than five years ago and its continuing commitment to keep farmers farming in a recent article published in the Autumn 2018 edition of Soilless Australia.
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.