and the Asia Insurance Review have announced the finalists of the 2015 Australian Insurance Industry Awards.
The awards, now in their 12th
year, recognise the top performers across the Australian industry and will be dished out at a ceremony in Sydney on August 19.
“The Awards are an opportunity for the Australian insurance industry to join together to celebrate achievement and community,” Prue Willsford
, CEO of ANZIIF
“As one of the highlights of the insurance calendar, the Awards play a vital role in recognising and promoting the contribution of our industry and the work that individuals and businesses undertake to ensure that the community is well-served.”
Nominee highlights include Consult Insurance Solutions and Simplex Insurance Solutions
battling it out for the small broker of the year award, whilst GSA
, Planned Cover and Scott Winton Insurance Brokers
go head-to-head in the medium broker of the year category.
Kay Jackson, director at Simplex, told Insurance Business
that the nomination is a great reward for her and the team at Simplex as they look forward to the ceremony next month.
“We are super excited," Jackson said.
"It is great for the team at Simplex to be recognised for the hard work we do each day for our clients as a finalist in the small broking category. It means so much to all the staff at Simplex.”
The usual suspects make up the large broker of the category with Aon, JLT, Marsh
and Willis Australia all nominated as National Transport Insurance
will bid to make it three wins in a row in the small-medium general insurance company category with Hospitality Employers Mutual standing in their way.
face-off in the larger general insurer category with All Parks Insurance, Brooklyn Underwriting
, DUAL Australia
and PetSure Australia nominated in the underwriting agency of the year category.
Here is a full list of nominations:
Small Broker of the Year
Consult Insurance Solutions Pty Ltd
Simplex Insurance Solutions
Medium Broker of the Year
Scott Winton Insurance Brokers
Large Broker of the Year
Jardine Lloyd Thompson
Underwriting Agency of the Year
All Parks Insurance
Small-Medium General Insurance Company of the Year
Hospitality Employers Mutual Limited
National Transport Insurance
Large General Insurance Company of the Year
Insurance (Australia) Limited
Life Insurance Company of the Year
Innovation of the Year
Professional Services Firm of the Year
Service Provider to the Insurance Industry
Women’s Employer of the Year
BT Financial Group
Insurance Australia Group
Youth Development Employer of the Year
BT Financial Group
Young Insurance Professional of the Year
Victoria Norden – (Auto & General)
Katherine Ashby – (BT Financial Group)
Chris Healey – (Swiss Re
Alexandra Blannin-Ferguson – (Willis Australia)