The Summit brought together a world-class line-up of experts and leaders in the corporate wellness and mental wellbeing space, as part of AIA Australia’s movement to champion Australia and New Zealand to be the healthiest and most protected nations in the world.
The former England football captain joined the Summit in his role as AIA’s global ambassador and spoke to his own personal experiences and the opportunity for everyone to make better lifestyle choices to ensure that they are living healthier, longer and better lives.
AIA Australia and New Zealand CEO Damien Mu, said: “As a nation, our healthy image is misleading, with lifestyle choices contributing to diseases that cause 90 per cent of deaths in Australia.
“Working together with David Beckham at the AIA Vitality 4490 Summit has been a unique opportunity for AIA to continue raising awareness of this issue and to demonstrate the important role that the financial services industry can play in developing new and innovative solutions,” Mr Mu said.
The Summit also announced the winners of its Healthiest Workplace Survey, which is the first science-backed workplace survey across Australia that examines employee lifestyle, clinical indicators, stress and mental health, to understand the associated impact on wellbeing and productivity.
The Healthiest Workplace Survey by AIA Vitality surveyed 36 employers and nearly 3000 employees in Australia. Legal firm Ashurst was named as Australia’s Healthiest Workplace in the large organisation category; super fund CSC was named the winner in the medium organisation category; while financial planning firm Announcer was declared the Healthiest among the small organisations which took part in this year’s survey.
Mu added: “Corporate Australia must play a leading role in tackling issues of wellbeing in the workplace, enabling a supportive culture and ensuring that employee health is always front of mind. The benefit of this is not just a healthier workplace, and improved business performance through greater productivity, but also a healthier, happier society.”
The Summit heard from many of the world’s leading wellness experts, including Professor Ian Hickie AM in his address on the state of Australia’s mental health problem; Founder of the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioural Economics Dr Kevin Volpp, on the implications of behavioural economics and the design of programs to improve national health; and Institute of Sport and Exercise Medicine Director Dr Wayne Derman, on ways to facilitate optimal performance.
More information about AIA Vitality can be found on the AIA Vitality website and about the Healthiest Workplace by AIA Vitality here.
Ingrid Nienaber, AIA Australia
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About AIA Australia
AIA Australia is a leading life insurance specialist with over 45 years’ experience. With a unique customer value proposition focused on life, health and wellness, our purpose is to make a difference in people’s lives.
AIA Australia offers a range of products that protect and enhance the lives of more than four million Australians. Our vision is to embrace shared value in championing Australia and New Zealand to be the healthiest and most protected nations in the world. With AIA Vitality – the world’s leading science-based health and wellness program – we help members to live healthier, longer, better lives.
AIA Australia has been recognised with multiple awards, including being named ANZIIF Life Insurance Company of the Year (2017, 2015, 2013, 2012).
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About David Beckham
One of the World’s most recognised personalities, David Beckham, OBE is one of England’s most successful footballers. Beckham’s football career boasts 20 years with some of the most successful clubs in the world: Manchester United, Real Madrid, A C Milan, LA Galaxy, Paris Saint-Germain and the England National team which he captained for six years.
Amongst his achievements in football, Beckham was the first English player to have won league titles in four countries: England, Spain, the United States and France.
After retiring from playing, Beckham has established himself as a successful entrepreneur, working strategically and creatively with many of the world’s leading brands including adidas, AIA Vitality, Diageo, H&M, Kent & Curwen, L’Oreal, Tudor & Marina Bay Sands.
In 2005 David Beckham became a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and has played a crucial role in helping the UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, promote and protect the rights of the world’s most vulnerable children.
David launched the ground-breaking initiative 7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund to protect millions of children around the world from danger. Over the 13 years David has worked with UNICEF he has used his voice and influence to raise awareness, affect change and help to raise a staggering £7 million. David Beckham’s Humanitarian work remains a focus for his future.
2018 : In January, Beckham fulfilled a lifelong ambition to be an owner of a football club and his group were awarded the Major League Soccer Franchise for the city of Miami. The team is set to start playing in 2020.
In May, Beckham was appointed Ambassadorial President of British Fashion Council, with an initial two year tenure David will support the organization in boosting support for the British Fashion Industry on a global scale.
David is married to Victoria Beckham and they have 4 children; Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper.