It is great to see you here in Adelaide at the beautiful Government House, built in 1840, some four years after South Australia was proclaimed as our nation’s only convict-free state. SA is a great place it has the beaches the hills and importantly the wineries.
Regardless of the sector we operate in – whether that’s financial services, agriculture, healthcare, retail – we are all faced by the need to respond to rapid changes of technology, of new competitors building on digital cost advantages, or changing regulations that affect our established businesses.
Capricorn Mutual ranked ninth on a list of co-operative and mutual insurers in developed countries, with premium growth of 15.6% in 2017, in a new report published by the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF).
As the President and Chairman of RAA, South Australia’s largest mutual, it is fantastic to be here today, and I would like to thank BCCM for inviting me to deliver the opening remarks ahead of a quite fascinating program.
The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals CEO Melina Morrison has contributed a chapter to the latest Connecting people with progress: securing future economic development report from CEDA.