Leading scholarship opens applications

Leading scholarship opens applications | Insurance Business

Leading scholarship opens applications
The Aon Benfield Scholarship, awarded by the international brokerage and the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) is open for applications.

The scholarship recognises outstanding insurance professionals across Australia and New Zealand and is open to residents or citizens of either country with at least two years’ experience working in insurance or reinsurance.

The winner will jet off to London to attend the 51st annual Aon Benfield global Clients Reinsurance Seminar in June 2016.

“This scholarship offers insurance professionals the opportunity to explore, analyse and discuss issues that are complex but significant to our industry,” Robert De Souza, president APAC/CEO Australia and New Zealand Aon Benfield, and Chair of the judging panel said.

“It is the contribution to discourse that keeps insurance moving forward, and I look forward to seeing what this year’s submissions have to offer the industry.”

To apply for the scholarship, applicants are required to write a 2,500 word essay discussing whether the insurance industry can really unlock big data and what this means for insurability.

CEO of ANZIIF and scholarship judge, Prue Willsford, said that she is looking forward to reading submissions based around such an interesting and front-of-mind topic.

“We anticipate the submissions for this year will inspire excellent discussion and debate,” Willsford said.

“Attending the Aon Benfield Global Clients Reinsurance Seminar is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and one that we know winners benefit from greatly.”

Applications close at 5:00pm (AEST) on Tuesday 12 April 2016, for more information and a copy of the application form visit the ANZIIF website.