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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...
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
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...
Chubb has promoted Adrian Habils to the role of Deputy Property Manager, Australia and New Zealand...
Specialist marine insurance broker AlphaXO Risk Partners has appointed Robert Hammersley as a director...
Specialty lines insurer HDI Global has appointed a new Sydney-based underwriting manager as it grows its footprint in Australia...