The Australian Insurance Law Association (AILA) has announced the finalists for New South Wales Ron Shorter Memorial Award for Professionalism in Public Speaking.
The finalists were chosen from 20 applicants who made it to the second stage of the competition, where they were asked to speak on insurance-related topics for two minutes. The 2016 finalists and their topics are as follows:
- Martin Rowney from HWL Ebsworth – “Recovery, risk, and reinstatement – a perfect storm”
- Natalie Donnan from McInnes Wilson – “Unpacking the fairly untested waters of the rise of the drone – and the insurance implications that may flow”
- Camilla Griffin from Suncorp –“The necessary evil”
The finalists will receive training from Polaris Coaching to prepare them for the 10-to-15-minute speech in front of an anticipated audience of 100 insurance representatives.
The event will be judged by an esteemed panel made up of the Honourable Justice Cliff Hoeben of the NSW Supreme Court and Court of Appeal, Steadfast Managing Director and CEO Robert Kelly
, and AIG
CEO Noel Condon
The winner will receive the Ron Shorter trophy, a Westfield voucher worth $500, and the opportunity to speak at the 2016 AILA National Conference. Runner-ups will each receive $200 worth of Westfield voucher.
The finals will be held on July 26, 2016 at Colin Biggers & Paisley.