Industry body elects new board

Industry body elects new board | Insurance Business Australia

Industry body elects new board
The Underwriting Agencies Council (UAC) welcomed its new board of directors and celebrated this year's accomplishments at an annual general meeting (AGM) held this week.

Re-elected to the UAC board for another two years were directors Lyndon Turner, NM Insurance CEO; Kurt Nilsen, managing director of Lion Underwriting; and Peter Fryer, underwriting governance manager at XL Catlin. A fresh addition to the board, meanwhile, was Eric Lowenstein, CEO of Tego Insurance. 

The new appointees complete the board, together with directors Heath Amber, from Millennium Underwriting; Linda King, from Sterling Insurance; Simon Lightbody, from Steadfast Agencies; and Emily Walker, from Axis Underwriting, who were elected for two-year terms at the 2016 AGM.

Retiring director Rhys Mills, from Solution Underwriting, had decided not to stand for re-election.

After the AGM, Turner was re-elected as chair; Nilsen as deputy chair; Fryer as company secretary; and King as treasurer.     

The AGM also saw Turner highlight UAC's achievements during 2017, including nine underwriting expos across Australia and New Zealand; strategic underwriting partnerships with Lloyd's and QBE; and the launch of the UAC-Gold Seal Human Resources Service Centre.

“In 2018, we will re-evaluate all programs and events to maximise the return on members’ funds and ensure a continued focus on the agency sector’s growth,” Turner told the AGM underwriting agencies. “Our strength lies in unity – together we can achieve important milestones for agencies.”

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