Industry scholarship announces inaugural winner

Industry scholarship announces inaugural winner | Insurance Business

Industry scholarship announces inaugural winner
Wotton + Kearney and the Australian Professional Indemnity Group (APIG) have announced the winner of their inaugural scholarship.

The W+K APIG Scholarship has been won by Kristine Salgado of Willis Australia thanks to her “thought provoking account of the way forward for the insurance industry and her contribution to financial lines insurance at such a young age,” it has been revealed.

Salgado will travel to the Professional Indemnity Forum Conference held in Oxford, England as part of her prize and will also visit the Lloyd’s market in London, courtesy of XL Catlin, alongside a grant of $7,500 for flights, accommodation and spending.

Jeremy Scott-Mackenzie, president of APIG and also a member of the judging panel, backed the scholarship as a way to reach out to younger members of the industry.

“It is wonderful to hear that so many younger members are passionate about the financial lines industry,” Scott-Mackenzie said.

“There were over 30 submissions from all sectors from across Australia and further afield. The submissions addressed the opportunities that make our industry so exciting in the 21st century.

“I would like to thank each of those that shared their contribution and views, and I would also like to thank David Kearney and W+K for their generous support of this Scholarship.”

David Kearney, chief executive partner of Wotton + Kearney and a member of the judging panel, praised the quality of the entries from across the industry.

“W+K is delighted to be associated with a scholarship which showcases the young talent in financial lines insurance, a specialist area of focus for our firm,” Kearney said.

“The quality of applications was outstanding and augers well for the future of financial lines insurance."