Governance and Management

UniMed – one of NZ’s top four health insurance companies

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Preliminary Notice of AGM and Call for Board Nominations

The 2019 Annual General Meeting of Union Medical Benefits Society Limited (UniMed) will be held at the Rydges Latimer Christchurch, 30 Latimer Square, Christchurch 8011 on Thursday 24 October at 6.00pm.

Notices of Resolution

Any Member of UniMed intending to bring forward a subject for discussion or to move a resolution at the AGM must give notice in writing to the Secretary on or prior to Tuesday 27 August 2019.  Notices must specify the subject or set out the resolution to be moved in accordance with Rule 18 of UniMed’s Rules and must be dated and signed by the mover and seconder, both of whom must be members of UniMed.  Any notices of resolution submitted after Tuesday 27 August 2019 will not be accepted.

The final agenda for the Annual General Meeting, including any notices of motion received from any Members, will be published in a newspaper in each of Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin on or about 28 September 2019, and on the Society’s web site.

Board Election

Nominations for election to the Board of UniMed are now called for to fill vacancies due to the expiry of the three year term of any current elected Board members. This year, there are 2 Board positions available for election.  Please refer to UniMed’s website for required experience and competencies.  The closing date for nominations is Tuesday 27 August 2019 at 5.00 pm.

A copy of the official nomination form can be found on the Society’s web site ( or by contacting  The nominee, proposer and seconder involved in the process of nominating a person for a position on the UniMed Board must be members of UniMed as at the closing date of nominations and the nominee must have been a member for at least the preceding 12 months (other conditions apply if the nominee is a UniMed employee).  The nominee should have read and understood the requirements and responsibilities as outlined in UniMed’s Rules available on the web site.  A brief biography should accompany the nomination form.  Nominees will be vetted against UniMed’s Fit and Proper Person policy for Board members before their nomination is accepted.

J Huria
Chair, on behalf of the Board of UniMed
PO Box 1721
Christchurch 8140

17 August 2019

UniMed’s Board

Left to right: Angus McConnell, David Rowland, Jane Huria (Chair), Glenn Barnes, Tim McGuinness

UniMed’s Senior Management Team

Left to right: Dermot Martin (CEO), Dean Munt (GM Customer), Barry Donaldson (CFO)
Not pictured:  Toni Twells (GM Operations)