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UAC Chairman decides not to stand for re-election

18 November 2019

Underwriting Agencies Council Chairman Lyndon Turner will not stand for re-election at the group’s December AGM after being a board member since 2011...

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Chubb, NTI take out top spots at IA gala

18 November 2019

About 460 delegates enjoyed three days on Hamilton Island last week for the sold-out annual Insurance Advisernet conference and awards...

About 460 delegates enjoyed three days on Hamilton Island last week for the sold-out annual Insurance Advisernet (IA) conference and awards.  

Award-winners included Chubb as Insurer of the Year and NTI as Underwriting Agency of the Year.  

The conference was attended by authorised representatives (ARs) from Australia, brokers from New Zealand, and insurer and service partners.  

Rugby league legend Wally Lewis and Naomi Simson, celebrity founder of Big Red Group, inspired the attendees. Futurist Steve Sammartino was also a keynote speaker.  

IA MD Shaun Standfield conducted a closed session outlining initiatives to grow adviser business, including new technology and marketing innovations.  

Golf was enjoyed by about 120 attendees in ideal weather on the Hamilton Island Golf Course while another 120 participated in the “IAthlon” walking and running event.  

Ian Carr provided an update on the IA Foundation and over the three days more than $200,000 was raised.  

  

This year’s award winners are:   

Business Development Manager of the Year – Stephen Carey, Chubb  

Insurer of the Year - Chubb   

Underwriting Agency of the Year - NTI  

Employee of the Year – Priscilla Feehelly  

Chairman’s Award – Steve Dymond  

IA Region of the Year – Southern Region led by Andrew Borden  

Southern Region Practice of the Year - Astute   

Northern Region Practice of the Year – Clear Insurance  

Central Region Practice of the Year – BurMac Financial Services  

Overall Practice of the Year – Joint Winners: Astute and Clear  

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Lloyd’s Development Group seeks Australians for Asia-Pac study tour

18 November 2019

The Lloyd’s Development Group is seeking up to 25 insurance industry employees who work in Australia for a two-week professional development tour of four Asia-Pacific countries...

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Chubb distribution manager moves to national property role

18 November 2019

Chubb has promoted Adrian Habils to the role of Deputy Property Manager, Australia and New Zealand...

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AlphaXO appoints new director

18 November 2019

Specialist marine insurance broker AlphaXO Risk Partners has appointed Robert Hammersley as a director...

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HDI Global hires underwriting manager in Sydney

18 November 2019

Specialty lines insurer HDI Global has appointed a new Sydney-based underwriting manager as it grows its footprint in Australia...

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