The Insurance Business Awards were held at The Westin Sydney on Friday with the best brokerages, authorised representatives, insurers and underwriters across Australia honoured for their hard work.
The inaugural event was attended by a full house of over 600 of Australia’s top insurance professionals from across the country. Awards were presented in 25 categories recognising the work of authorised representatives, brokers, brokerages, underwriting agencies and insurers that are setting the standard in the industry.
Australia’s favourite comedian Tom Gleeson was in the hot seat as MC for the night. Guests were entertained by acoustic band Luke Zanc Duo, who created a unique spin on classic tunes; and danced the night away to the funky tunes of the Gotham City Horns.
After much anticipation, Maria Parry from Austcover was revealed as the winner of the inaugural Insurance Business Australian Broker of the Year and Aon was named Insurance Business Australian Brokerage of the Year.
In a hotly contested category, Adam Ware from BJS Insurance Brokers, Gippsland, took home the trophy for the London Australia Underwriting Australian Young Gun of the Year, showing that the future is bright indeed for the insurance industry.
Finally, showing it continues to be the best, CGU picked up the Blake Oliver Consulting General Insurer of the Year award.
Congratulations to all of last night’s award finalists and winners. Photos and video coverage from the event will be available next week at www.ibawards.com.au and in the June edition of Insurance Business.
2018 Insurance Business Awards winners: