Australian Red Cross CEO Judy Slatyer with IAG Group Executive People Performance and Reputation Jacki Johnson at the partnership launch in Sydney.
Australian Red Cross and insurance firm IAG have launched a 10-year commitment to make Australian communities safe and connect people with the support they need at a moment of crisis.
The long-term commitment is to support individuals and businesses to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies and to co-design innovative ways to keep communities safe.
"Australian Red Cross wants to keeps Australians safe, secure and connected," Australian Red Cross CEO Judy Slatyer said at an event in Sydney to mark the partnership's launch.
"We are a stable presence in the life of thousands of Australians who would otherwise have no one to turn to in building back from hardship or adversity
"We recognise people have a capacity and desire to improve, grow and participate, and we recognise we are part of a network of agencies who want the same thing," she said.
IAG Group Executive People Performance and Reputation, Jacki Johnson, reflected on the work she'd seen Red Cross do following the earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, saying it helped build community resilience. Ms Johnson said the partnership was a clear alignment of two organisations for a common purpose.
"IAG is known as responders, but we need to work together now to prepare communities.
"We see with Australian Red Cross a shared future to build resilient and thriving communities that are safer, stronger, and more confident," she said.
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