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Peter Nicholas from Achmea with client Andrew Preston

Seven strategies to help prevent haystack fires

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 […]
Peter Broekman and Emma Thomas

“Enormous potential for the glasshouse industry in Australia”

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 […]
Risk Specialist Gerard Bennett with potato and sheep farmer Garry

Gerard Bennett with Crookwell farmer Garry Kadwell

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 big dry farmers

Partnering with farmers to combat the big dry

“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.”

Merino rams sold in Canberra

Merino rams sold in Canberra

Stephen Burns, Stock & LandA top price of $5000 was achieved twice during the 72nd annual Great Southern Supreme Merino ram sale, with 35 of the 56 rams on offer being sold.

2018 Achmea Employee of the Year

2018 Achmea Employee of the Year

Congratulations to our National HR and Client Services Manager Elyse Haines who received Achmea’s Employee of the Year Award 2018 at Achmea’s annual conference.
Young leaders wanted for GenAngus program

Young leaders wanted for GenAngus program

Angus Youth and Achmea Australia will partner to give twelve Angus Australia members the opportunity to participate in the Inaugural GenAngus Future Leaders Program in Sydney, on February 20-22, 2019.

2018 National Achmea Australia Conference

2018 National Achmea Australia Conference

The theme of Achmea Australia’s 2018 National Conference was Spring Harvest and we reaffirmed our commitment to keeping farmers farming – both in good times, and during adversity and change.
Backing women in agriculture

Backing women in agriculture

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 CEO Emma Thomas

Achmea appoints new Chief Executive Officer

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.
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