The broking and general insurance categories saw some familiar faces take home awards this year, in the annual 2017 Australian Insurance Industry Awards held in Sydney recently.
Organised by the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) and the Asia Insurance Review (AIR), the awards recognise the great achievements of insurance companies and insurance professionals.
Some of the familiar faces include Austbrokers Coast to Coast, who won Small Broking Company of the Year; Aon, for Large Insurance Company of the Year; RAA Insurance, for Small-Medium General Insurance Company of the Year; NRMA Insurance, for Direct General Insurance Company of the Year; and Allianz Australia, who won Large General Insurance Company of the Year.
Breadth of industry represented among the winners
“With a breadth of the industry represented amongst this year’s winners, it is very pleasing to see that this industry and its people are increasingly focused on the betterment of our industry, our staff and our community through various projects, programmes and innovations. While not everyone can be a winner, it’s been great to see this focus evident throughout many submissions for this year’s awards,” said ANZIIF CEO Prue Willsford.
Other winners from the night included GSA Insurance Brokers; which took home Medium Broking Company of the Year; CHU Underwriting Agencies Pty Ltd, for Underwriting Agency of the Year; AIA Australia, for Life Insurance Company of the Year; Suncorp’s Cyclone Resilience Benefit, for Innovation of the Year; Barry.Nilsson., for Professional Services Firm of the Year; TAL, for Women’s Employer of the Year; and Allianz Australia’s One Service, which won Insurance Learning Program of the Year.
“The winners of this year’s awards really speak for the glory of the industry. Insurance still has so much to offer society, and the winners must make this pitch and push the standards higher,” said Asia Insurance Review Editor-in-Chief, Sivam Subramanian.
Among the awards for individual excellence, Ms Kimberley Jonsson of CHU Underwriting Agencies Pty Ltd was announced Young Insurance Professional of the Year, Mr Vivek Bhatia of icare was announced Insurance Leader of the Year and Mr John Lamble, who has been credited with redefining the insurance landscape, was recognised with the ANZIIF Lifetime Achievement Award. A