Election for Non-Executive Directors

UniMed (Union Medical Benefits Society) is one of the top four group health insurers in New Zealand and its employer schemes are the preferred work health insurance for a number of New Zealand’s largest and most successful businesses.  Established in Christchurch in 1979 as a not-for-profit mutual society, UniMed has an AM Best “A” (Excellent) Financial Strength credit rating and its member-focused approach has resulted in it being previously rated #1 group health insurer for customer satisfaction.

The Board of UniMed has two elected, non-executive directors who, under the Rules of the Society, are required to retire in 2019.  To ensure it positions itself for the future, UniMed seeks two new Directors who:

  • Are legally eligible to stand for election under the Rules of the Society and the Insurance (Prudential Supervision) Act 2010
  • Have relevant governance experience
  • Can demonstrate financial literacy
  • Possess informed business judgement, strategic vision, high ethical standards, a preparedness to learn and be a capable contributor to the business of the Board

The following skill sets are also required:

  • Knowledge of the health insurance sector, and / or
  • Knowledge of mutual / not for profit governance

Please see the Preliminary Notice of AGM and Call for Board Nominations for the nomination process and closing date.  Any questions can be addressed to the Secretary to the Board – Emma Richardson by email on emma.richardson@unimed.co.nz



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