Celebrating our 200th Member

Thu 30 November 2017

We are excited to announce that the Australian Network on Disability now has 200 Members.

Joining on Wednesday 29 November, is IAG, Australia and New Zealand’s leading general insurance company. In Australia, IAG provides insurance solutions through several market-leading brands, including NRMA Insurance, CGU, SGIO, SGIC, Swann Insurance and WFI.

Founding CEO, Suzanne Colbert AM said, “We are thrilled to celebrate our 200th member and delighted to welcome IAG to the Network.”

IAG was an employment partner in the successful High Growth Jobs, Talented Candidates (HGJTC) project that wrapped up in August. The HGJTC project made a total of 39 placements across eight employers, achieving an 82% retention rate, with 80% of jobseekers with disability reaching six months or more in their roles.

Gillian Folkes,GGM, People and Culture Enterprise at IAG said:

“The work we are doing with AND is part of our commitment at IAG to foster diversity, inclusion and belonging both in our workplace and for our customers. Our commitment to this is an important way we deliver on our purpose – to make your world a safer place – for all the people who count on us."

"Working together so far, we’ve improved our employee recruitment processes and provided many of our teams with specialised training. Our diversity, inclusion and belonging strategy has a clear focus on accessibility and creating an inclusive experience for our customers and colleagues."

"We’re pleased to be a milestone member, and to continue our work together to develop and enhance our services for employees and customers with a disability.”

The Australian Network on Disability was started in 2000, by a group of employers who had successfully employed people with disability, and won a Prime Minister’s Employer of the Year award.  They decided to promote the business benefits of the employment of people with disability to other employers.

The organisation was started by Ms Colbert along with and Steven and John Bennett, the directors of Benbro Electronics.  Benbro Electronics had had great success in employing people with disability in their organisation, and wanted to share their experiences, knowledge and know-how with other employers.


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