Inaugural AILA award winner named

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Inaugural AILA award winner named
The Australian Insurance Law Association’s (AILA) Queensland branch has announced its inaugural rising insurance star.

The award saw entrants write a 250 word essay on the biggest opportunities for the industry and Luke Cronan, an IAG liability claims specialist, impressed the judges with his work on protecting business interests and reputations from cyber risks.

Cronan, who has been with IAG for six years, wins free registration to the AILA Queensland Insurance Law Intensive, 12 months AILA membership and a $500 bursary.

“Winning the award is fantastic recognition from the industry for not only myself but also the great team ... who have provided feedback, encouragement, training and supervision throughout my career,” Cronan said.

The award is designed to help young professionals who will become future leaders of the industry, said Melanie Quixley, AILA Queensland president and a member of the judging panel of the award.

“It’s really important to have young insurance professionals see insurance as a career path and the award was designed to help that happen,” she said.

Cronan scooped the prize with a well-structured, well researched response to the ramifications for business from increased internet use, and also the opportunities for insurers to provide cyber risk coverage.

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