Southern Cross Assurance Limited

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Staff Development is the Way Forward to Delivery of Great Products and Services


Here at Southern Cross Assurance Limited (SCAL) we have a vision to be one of the leading insurers in PNG. Personal and professional development of our team members will always be one of our top priorities at SCAL, and

Eddie Aila delivering his presentation on the GROW model framework.

Since January this year, our team members have been participating in weekly training sessions with Mr. Eddie Aila of Eddie Aila Consulting, a local leadership consultant that conducts leadership coaching and business skills training programs for various corporate organisations in PNG. So far, the weekly trainings have covered topics about leadership mindset, time management, effective communication and the GROW model coaching framework. The program is set to continue for the rest of year with numerous other topics to be covered.

SCAL HR Manager, Ms Janina Yaki said “This is the first time SCAL has undertaken a formal staff training program since the company commenced operations in 2012. The purpose of this training program is to help individuals unlock their potential to do their best work and grow with the company. SCAL team members have been approaching the training with open minds and as a result, they are enjoying the sessions and are proactive in applying the learnings from each of the sessions in their respective roles and this has already improved internal communication and productivity noticeably.”

SCAL CEO, Mr Srirangan E. K. said, “SCAL is a home-grown insurance company that has been operating for just over 10 years and one our core values is about developing our people. The SCAL team is made up of individuals from diverse backgrounds and different levels of experience in the insurance industry. I do believe we have a great mix of skilled and talented individuals that are capable of delivering great insurance products and services, that will drive the SCAL brand to stand out as one of the most preferred insurers in PNG and the pacific. We have already noticed a significant improvement in our overall first quarter results for 2024 compared to last year, so I am very pleased with the impact of the training so far.”


Our Staff Reach the Halfway Mark of the Senisim PNG Program

SCAL Team Members Reach the Halfway Mark of the Senisim PNG Program

Our staff have reached the halfway mark of the Senisim PNG Program! The Senisim PNG program, facilitated by the PNG Tribal Foundation, aims to teach its participants the key values for servant leadership. With a total of 11 values, each covered weekly, our team members meet for an hour each week in their groups to learn and share their personal experiences related to the value of the week. So far, our team members have covered the values of Hope, Humility, Integrity, and Adding Value, and are now in the fifth week focusing on the value of ‘Responsibility’. Upon completing this 11-week program, our team members will receive certificates enabling them to facilitate transformation tables both at home and in their respective communities.

SCAL team member Mairi Raymond shared his feedback on the program’s impact on him in the workplace and his local community.

INSERT FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Oliver Tiran, Janina Yaki, Senisim PNG Facilitator John Anthony, Vinoshan Ragunathan, Mairi Raymond, Annastacia Aihi and Victoria Tepa

Mr. Raymond stated, ‘These past sessions have truly helped me improve my approach to people and how I value the worth of others around me. The program has shifted my perspective on many things, and I’m now taking a new approach by actively practicing the values we’ve learned so far.’

At Southern Cross Assurance Limited (SCAL), we believe staff development is pivotal for delivering great products and services. Committed to investing in training programs, one of which is the Senisim PNG Program, a Leadership Development Program focusing on Good Values and Servant Leadership, we envision being one of the credible insurers in the region. With this goal in mind, we recognize the importance of equipping our team members with the right leadership values to ensure consistent delivery of high-standard insurance services and add value to their communities. We believe this transformation program can empower our team members to become exceptional ambassadors of good values, operating in good faith with our clients.


Southern Cross Assurance Limited Expanding Horizons into Mining and Resource Sector


Southern Cross Assurance Limited (SCAL) is officially a Service Member under the Papua New Guinea Chamber of Resource & Energy (PNG CORE).

SCAL aims to extend its reach into offering their insurance products and services to safeguard the businesses operating in the mining, resource and energy sectors. Becoming a Service Member opens up several opportunities such as networking channels, enhanced credibility and even promotional opportunities at PNG CORE events. For SCAL, we will utilize these opportunities as a platform to make our products and services more accessible to all members and non-members of PNG CORE. PNG CORE Team Leader for Member Services, Edith Baimur presented our certificate of recognition as a Service Member and welcomed SCAL on board and emphasized on the numerous opportunities that await.

“We have expos where we allow our members to go out even non-members as well to display their business and provide information on their services which comes under our promotional benefits”.

SCAL is committed to providing comprehensive insurance solutions that are tailored to the specific needs of businesses operating in the resource and energy sectors. As a service member, we will be able to actively engage with fellow members and cooperate to contribute and achieve the overall objectives of PNG CORE and its members.

“Being a service member will not only allow us to stay informed about industry trends and challenges but also enable us to establish meaningful connections that can contribute to the growth of our business and the industry we serve. We have been operating in the insurance industry for more than 10 years now and we can offer technical expertise to manage the complex risks that exist in the mining and resource sector,” says SCAL CEO Sri E Kalyanarangan.

This membership will open up many doors of opportunities for SCAL, growing near to reaching our goals!


From Left to Right: Julius Aila (Operations Manager), Chief Underwriting Officer Uari Oaveta being presented the Member Service certificate by PNG CORE Team Leader for Member Services Edith Baimur, Martin Sengele (Senior Manager-Underwriting), Wayne Stanley (Team Leader-Business Development)