A prenuptial agreement has become almost a standard feature of divorce, making life easier by bringing certainty in difficult times. However, the one area where many ex-couples lack certainty is with the fur babies. If divorce is on the cards, who gets to keep the dogs and cats?… CLICK HERE
A survey of ~800 Kiwis unearthed startling news – just over half of those who are allowed to bring a dog to work wouldn’t move to a better job if they couldn’t BYO dog! And, almost one third of those whose workplace doesn’t allow dogs would take a pay cut if it meant they could… CLICK HERE
The death of a treasured companion is something every pet parent knows they must prepare for and face as an inevitability. But for younger family members, dealing with this unfortunate reality can be especially traumatic…. CLICK HERE
Cat person? Dog lover? These questions have no right or wrong answers, but they should be explored in detail by those looking for their very first pet. For the ultimate happy relationship, a pet needs to suit its parent’s lifestyle. Read our suggestions in this… CLICK HERE
With many seniors choosing an animal companion to share their golden years, there’s an uncomfortable reality that must be faced: what becomes of your pet should you pass away? Enlisting a pet godparent may sound quirky, but it helps safeguard their future… CLICK HERE
Kiwis love to travel, and any borders being closed doesn’t mean most will be sitting at home over the Easter break. But what to do with the fur babies? Here are our tips to help you make an informed choice about holiday pet accommodation… CLICK HERE
While our pets should be loved and appreciated daily, this Saturday is officially set aside as international ‘Love Your Pet Day’. But just how much and in what ways do New Zealanders love our dogs and cats? PD Insurance has done the mahi to shine a light on the topic… CLICK HERE
Instead of setting lofty New Year’s resolutions for yourself, how about setting some quality health goals for your pets? Of course, you could do both – putting yourself and your fur family on the path towards the best 2021 yet… CLICK HERE
With a rush of New Zealanders set to return to the office after the summer holidays,
pet parents are facing up to a new reality that may include a tougher time for
the furrier members of the family – pet separation anxiety... CLICK HERE
While nothing beats throwing a stick on the beach, the massive march of technology into every aspect of daily life presents unique opportunities for better pet parenting. While technology can’t ever replace quality time with your pet, it can help with play and care… CLICK HERE
With a long, hot summer upon us, pet owners are urged to be extra mindful of their pet’s health and safety. Unusually warm weather can quickly take its toll on furry family members, who aren’t well equipped for dealing with blazing heat… CLICK HERE
Never mind the truth about cats and dogs, when it comes to pet ownership there are marked differences in approaches between men and women. Our research suggests women take the ‘pet parent’ rather than ‘pet owner’ approach more to heart than men do… CLICK HERE
Kiwis love to travel, and the border being closed doesn’t mean most will be sitting at home all summer. But what to do with the fur babies? Here are some tips on how to house them while you’re away on holidays (or if you’re taking them along)… CLICK HERE
With the season to be jolly upon us, animal lovers might be tempted to share their joy by putting a puppy or kitten under the Christmas tree. However, PD Insurance is advising Kiwis to avoid the urge unless 100 percent sure it’s the right gift to give… CLICK HERE
Guy Fawkes is coming… along with the bangs, whistles and shrieks of fireworks. Sure, it’s exciting for some, but terrifying for others, especially if they have no idea what’s going on – like animals… CLICK HERE
With National Pet Diabetes Month coming up in November and cuddly Labrador Drax making headlines in New Zealand this week after getting stuck in a dog door, PD Insurance says it’s a good time to health check your pet… CLICK HERE
PD Insurance has launched into the New Zealand market as a specialist solely focused on pet insurance. It combines digital technology with simple, affordable, quality policies, making it easy for pet owners to obtain an online quote and insure their cats and/or dogs fast… CLICK HERE
Research completed last week of 1,000+ New Zealand pet parents reveals the vast extent to which their fur babies have provided comfort throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Further, New Zealanders have been returning the favour by saving more animals via adoption… CLICK HERE
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Chief Operating Officer New Zealand, Pacific International Insurance
Michelle Le Long brings a proven background in executive leadership to the organisation. A results and customer-driven insurance industry leader, she has a track record of delivering challenging financial and non-financial business goals.
Experienced in delivering change and building relationships, Le Long joins the company after serving as head of Youi New Zealand. She took the helm at Youi after the company had sanctions imposed on it and suffered significant reputational damage. Le Long is credited with turning the company around by implementing significant changes to its compliance regime and controls, as well as the performance measures designed to put the customer at the centre of decision-making.
A flexible and creative thinker, Le Long relishes the challenges of being a disruptor and innovator continuously seeking opportunities to bring differentiating solutions to the New Zealand market. She is a strategically focused executive who elicits top performance through staff mentoring, recognition, backed by a well-rounded multi-stakeholder focus.
A Member of the Directors Institute of New Zealand, Le Long has held a multiple of Board and Chairperson positions and responsibilities within the industry. Passionate about ‘all things New Zealand’, Le Long describes herself as an armchair rugby referee especially keen on local summers, a nice glass of sauvignon blanc, fishing, boating, spending time with family/friends and her new puppy Buster the British Bulldog.
Visit Michelle’s LinkedIn Profile here.