The ceremony – held in Suncorp's Brisbane headquarters, Heritage Lane – recognises the best State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers.
Suncorp partnered with Queensland SES to help communities prepare for natural disasters and sponsored the Suncorp Spirit of SES Award, which is presented to one standout SES volunteer.
This year, Suncorp presented the award to Alexandra Baines of the Redlands Unit for her outstanding professionalism and exceptional leadership in over seven years of service.
“The Suncorp Spirit of SES award is presented to a volunteer who excels as a leader and is a strong role model to others,” said Suncorp Group chairman Christine McLoughlin AM. “Suncorp is incredibly proud of this partnership. As Queensland's largest insurer, we also see the devastating and long-lasting impact natural disasters can have on communities.”
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) Commissioner Greg Leach said teaming up with Suncorp enables the SES to continue its life-saving work.
“Our SES volunteers serve Queenslanders in their times of greatest need and for this, we are extremely grateful,” Commissioner Leach said. “I would like to thank our local government partners, our principal community partner Suncorp, and other partners whose ongoing support allows the SES to continue to do the vital work they do.”
Mark Ryan MP, Queensland minister for Police and Corrective Services and minister for Fire and Emergency Services, also attended the event and commended the partnership.
Early this month, Suncorp hosted a discussion on disaster management and community preparedness.