MILLENNIUM UNDERWRITING AGENCIES
He has been described by one industry peer as “an emerging innovative leader”. Heath Amber has accumulated two decades’ insurance experience and has been Millennium’s MD for three years. He was also the Underwriting Agencies Council’s chairman for two years before stepping aside in December 2015. In 2014, UAC opened membership to New Zealand agencies, and now represents 106 agencies in Australia and across the Tasman. Last year, it launched the Strategic Plan 2020, which includes an intention to expand its presence in Asia-Pac. The Council presented to Lloyd’s Singapore service companies last July on the benefits of UAC membership, and Amber himself took the opportunity to meet with parties across the region to raise awareness of the UAC brand. When he stepped aside as chair, Amber said he foreshadowed opportunities ahead for Millennium that would ‘consume much time and input’. The question now is what precisely is ahead for Amber and Millennium in 2016.