September 2019


New website offers opportunities for greater involvement

by Chris Rodd, AILA Presidential Council Member and AIDA Vice President

With the launch of the long-awaited, new AIDA website, there are far greater opportunities for AILA and NZILA members to become more actively involved in the international body’s activities.

The new website is being progressively populated with information about activities of various countries in South America, Europe and the USA. Meeting details are available, together with an expanding body of information and articles produced by the 13 AIDA working parties. I encourage all members to visit the new website:

Chapter information is currently relayed to the Secretariat in London for uploading to the website, but AIDA considered options to enable individual chapter uploads at the Presidential Council meeting in Lima, Peru, in August.

The launch of the Michael Gill Award gives Australian members an exceptional opportunity to connect with a global audience. While likely to appeal to younger members, it is open to all financial members of AILA who are Australian-based residents.

The competition involves writing a paper on a topic embracing one of the 13 AIDA working parties. There is not only a significant cash prize but also the opportunity to present the paper at a future AIDA international event. It is an exceptional prize and the perfect opportunity to enhance your CV.

One issue discussed at the Lima meeting was promoting greater collaborative work by younger members with their colleagues internationally. I discussed that with the AILA Young Professionals board representative Dan Robinson and said there was a strong desire at Presidential Council level to support collaborative research among younger members. I plan to expand on this in the next edition of Resolve.

I repeat the invitation I have previously extended to members to get involved in any of the 13 AIDA working parties by submitting an article or paper. If you’re uncertain about how to do that, please contact me by phone (+61 401 993 411) or email (  

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Resolve is the official publication of the Australian Insurance Law Association and
the New Zealand Insurance Law Association.