About Jess Quinn
Jess is a health and wellness advocate with a passion for helping people overcome adversity and insecurity. Since losing her right leg to cancer at the age of 9, Jess has refused to let that stand in her way of living life to its fullest with a core passion for helping others overcome their physical and mental setbacks along the way. Jess aims to expose the truth and reality of our own unique journeys, to reduce judgement on others and celebrate our own paths. She is currently lobbying the New Zealand government to pass legislation requiring brands, advertisements, and the media to disclose if the physical appearance of a model has been altered or retouched in photographs.
About Ian Jones
Ian Jones is one of New Zealand’s finest rugby players, having played 79 Tests for the All Blacks (a record at the time of his retirement) and competing in three Rugby World Cups. Now a regular competitor in Ironman and endurance competitions, managing to balance the demanding requirements of his sport, commitments to family and his role in the media as a Sky Sports commentator. He is known to be down to earth, personable and entertaining. Ian is of Maori descent (Ngai Tahu) and was raised in Northland. He now lives on the North Shore with his wife and three teenage children. Ian is actively involved in a number of not-for-profit organisations including Eddies Meals, which he founded, a non-profit that brings the community together for a meal.
About AIA and Sovereign:
In New Zealand, AIA and Sovereign together employ around 1000 people. Since AIA arrived in New Zealand in 1981, it has consistently provided the market with innovative personal and business insurance products that suit the Kiwi way of life. In July 2018, the AIA Group acquired Sovereign, becoming the largest life insurer in New Zealand. AIA and Sovereign offer a complete range of risk management products that focus on the needs of customers. The companies are both based in Auckland, with regional offices in Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch. Both companies are members of the Insurance and Financial Services Ombudsman Scheme and the Health Funds Association of New Zealand. AIA has an insurer financial strength rating from Standard and Poor’s of AA-. Sovereign has a rating of A+, from AM Best.
About AIA Group
AIA Group Limited and its subsidiaries (collectively “AIA” or the “Group”) comprise the largest independent publicly listed pan-Asian life insurance group. It has a presence in 18 markets in Asia-Pacific – wholly-owned branches and subsidiaries in Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Korea, the Philippines, Australia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Vietnam, New Zealand, Macau, Brunei, Cambodia, a 97 per cent subsidiary in Sri Lanka, a 49 per cent joint venture in India and a representative office in Myanmar.
The business that is now AIA was first established in Shanghai almost a century ago in 1919. It is a market leader in the Asia-Pacific region (ex-Japan) based on life insurance premiums and holds leading positions across the majority of its markets. It had total assets of US$221 billion as of 30 June 2018.
AIA meets the long-term savings and protection needs of individuals by offering a range of products and services including life insurance, accident and health insurance and savings plans. The Group also provides employee benefits, credit life and pension services to corporate clients. Through an extensive network of agents, partners and employees across Asia-Pacific, AIA serves the holders of 32 million individual policies and over 16 million participating members of group insurance schemes.
AIA Group Limited is listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited under the stock code “1299” with American Depositary Receipts (Level 1) traded on the over-the-counter market (ticker symbol: “AAGIY”).
About AIA Vitality
Developed in South Africa more than 20 years ago, AIA Vitality is the largest health and wellness programme in the world. AIA Vitality is a personalised, science-backed health and wellbeing programme that supports its members to make healthier choices. AIA Vitality helps members to understand the current state of their health, provides tools to improve it, and offers incentives to keep them motivated on their journey. These include lifestyle rewards, savings on their everyday expenses and even discounts on their life insurance premiums. Harvard Medical research shows that engaged members experienced reduced healthcare costs, lower hospital admissions increased productivity at work and improved mortality rates.