New Zealand

Delta 'Walks the Talk' at Dive In

Delta Insurance participates in Lloyd’s global Dive In Festival, celebrating ‘Unlocking Innovation: Power of Inclusion’ with ‘Walk the Talk’

Delta Insurance is excited to announce their support for the Dive In Festival, Lloyd’s global movement and event in the insurance sector supporting the development of inclusive workplace cultures and levelling the playing field for talent.

Inclusion is recognising individuals, their unique backgrounds, and cultures, and embracing varied perspectives and insights to create a whole exceeding the sum of the parts. Inclusive cultures are also quite simply good for business and best for people. Which is why international insurance underwriter Delta Insurance is proud to participate in Dive In, hosting a ‘Walk the Talk’ event at its Auckland headquarters and online together with partner and claims management specialist Sedgwick.

Delta Insurance’s Head of People and Operations Dasha Goryacheva says:

“Walk the Talk is about demonstrable action towards effective DE&I (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion). Walking the talk is about doing, rather than speaking.

This is where the rubber hits the road and real change, and results are generated. DE&I is a founding principle at Delta, creating a company, workspaces, and a reputation built on the individual and combined characteristics of our people, where diversity is embraced, culture celebrated, and competence encouraged and built through collaboration and association.

Our efforts were recently manifested in Delta Insurance being awarded as 2023 Top Insurance Employer by Insurance Business New Zealand. We’ve taken actions to walk the talk ourselves, and now we’re pleased to present our live event while enthusiastically contributing to the Dive In Festival in spirit and in action.”

Walk the Talk takes place on September 28 with an in-person and online panel of highly profiled speakers, with global Dive In Festival activities happening on 26-28 September.

The panel includes high profile leaders in business and culture who have demonstrably walked the talk. They are:

• Founder & Managing Director, Clinical & Organisational Psychologist at First Response Health Rajna Bogdanovic, an internationally recognised Clinical Psychologist who has spent over twelve years working within both frontline and corporate mental health.

• Founder and CEO of KidsXpress Margo Ward is A trailblazer in children’s mental health services, Margo Ward is a passionate advocate for trauma-informed care and expressive therapies.

• Managing Director at The Rehabilitation Specialists and occupational therapist Fiona Fonti has her own personal experience living with a disability.

Ryan McGrory, who is the Founder & Employee Experience Enthusiast at Exsona consultancy, dedicated to reshaping workplace cultures. McGrory is on a mission to make work a happier experience.

• Delta Insurance’s own Casualty and Financial Lines Underwriter Daniel Toebosch is moderating the debate, designed as an inclusive presentation where engagement and participation from the audience is encouraged.

Delta Insurance Group CEO Kent Chaplin says:

“Unlocking innovation demands a culture where diverse perspectives are not just valued but emerge as an essential component of competitive advantage

Delta itself was founded as an innovative underwriter doing things slightly differently from the usual. That doesn’t just mean identifying and underwriting new risks. It means embracing better ways of doing business with collective action across our partner, broker, and customer networks as we move the industry forward.

DE&I is integral to our success as a company, and industry, and as members of a community seeking to drive positive change.”

Register here to join Delta for their Walk the Talk event as it takes place on September 28 at Delta Insurance Auckland or join the online event.