Asia Insurance Review and ANZIIF co-hosted the 15th Australian Insurance Industry Awards last night at the Big Top in Sydney's Luna Park.
Over 800 of the industry’s luminaries gathered to recognise the finalists and winners in 19 categories for both individuals and companies operating in this vibrant sector.
The winners were:
Small Broking Company of the Year
Simplex Insurance Solutions
Medium Broking Company of the Year
GSA Insurance Brokers
Large Broking Company of the Year
Underwriting Agency of the Year
CHU Underwriting Agencies
Direct General Insurance Company of the Year
Small - Medium General Insurance Company of the Year
Large General Insurance Company of the Year
Life Insurance Company of the Year
InsurTech Programme of the Year
Cover Genius (XCover)
Authorised Representative Group of the Year
Insurance Advisernet Australia
Innovation of the Year
Professional Services Firm of the Year
Service Provider to the Insurance Industry
IVAA Jewellery Claim Management
Women's Employer of the Year
Insurance Learning Programme of the Year
AMP Life Limited
Young Insurance Professionals Employer of the Year
Young Insurance Professional of the Year
Fiona Fong (Marsh)
Insurance Leader of the Year
Tim Wedlock (Austbrokers AEI Transport)
Lifetime Achievement Award
The insurance environment
The black tie event took place during a time of great intrigue for the industry as it awaits the findings of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry. It is expected that the findings could have an impact on the insurance sector. The commissioner, the Honourable Kenneth Madison Hayne AC QC, is expected to submit an interim report no later than 30 September 2018 with a final report by 1 February 2019.? ?
A bit of history
The Australian Insurance Industry Awards were launched in 2004 by the Melbourne office of Asia Insurance Review with the inaugural event attracting 350 attendees to a landmark event in Sydney’s Four Seasons Hotel ballroom.
The main sponsor for the first awards was Fuji Xerox, showing how times have changed. In later years the Australian Insurance Institute (now ANZIIF) was invited to join as co-host – and the awards have grown to become a significant date in the insurance industry calendar down under.