Thank you to the judges of the 2023 Insurance Business Australia Awards

The night was "fantastic"

Thank you to the judges of the 2023 Insurance Business Australia Awards

Insurance News

By Daniel Wood

In the afterglow of the recent Insurance Business Australia Awards, we’d like to send out a big thank you to all the judges. The judging panel comprised of 23 prominent leaders and experts in Australia’s insurance industry.

Insurance Business would like to thank them for generously contributing the time and expertise needed to go through nominations and pick out the winners.

2023 Awards judges

This year’s panel:

  • David Akers, national sector leader, Insurance, KPMG
  • Hilary Bates, chief operations officer and executive sponsor of Project Swift, Life & Investments, Zurich Financial Services Australia Limited
  • Jenny Bax, chief executive officer, Underwriting Agencies Council (UAC)
  • Trent Brown, director distribution, Allstate Underwriting
  • Kelly Butler, cyber practice Leader, Pacific, Marsh JLT Specialty, Marsh
  • Lisa Carter, managing director, Clear Insurance
  • Catherine Carlyon, country manager, Australia, AXA XL
  • Andrew Davies, CEO, Victorian Managed Insurance Authority
  • Tony Dodd, chief executive officer, GT Insurance
  • Simone Dossetor, CEO, Insurtech Australia
  • Colin Fagen, managing director, Blue Zebra Insurance
  • Richard Feledy, managing director, Allianz Australia
  • Stacy Finnegan, national director authorised representatives, National, Aon
  • Chris Hamilton, manager, marketing and communications (APAC), Duck Creek
  • Elliot Hill, managing director, Business, QBE Insurance
  • Marni Jackson, head of product, Youi
  • Simon Lightbody, CEO, Rhodian Group
  • Eric Lowenstein, CEO, Tego
  • Sarah Lyons, chief executive, Gallagher Australia
  • Anthony Pagano, head of distribution, Vero
  • Jill Stewart, head of FINEX (financial and executive risks) Australasia, Willis Towers Watson
  • Barbara Stenning, national head of claims, Berkley Insurance Australia
  • Chay Wilkinson, CEO, ANA Chartered Loss Adjusters

Prizes, glamour and fun

“The night has been fantastic,” said UAC CEO Jenny Bax, during the awards celebrations. “It is only early but I’m sure it’s really going to start heating up soon.”

The night did heat up as trail blazing insurance professionals, including brokers, insurers and underwriters, received awards across 25 categories.

Meanwhile attendees enjoyed a banquet dinner to the live music of SongDivision and the wit of MC Merrick Watts.

For a full list of the award winners, including a photo gallery of the night’s fun, please visit the Insurance Business Australia Awards website.

The Key Media events team would also like to extend its appreciation to all the attendees and sponsors who supported the event.

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