Insurance Business New Zealand Awards – winners revealed

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Insurance Business New Zealand Awards – winners revealed

The first ever Insurance Business New Zealand (IBNZ) Awards have now been finalised – with a panel of esteemed judges whittling down the winners across 11 hard-fought categories.

It was in late 2020 that IBNZ issued a call to the entire New Zealand insurance industry to send across its nominations for this prestigious award ceremony, which mirrors the awards we have been running in our sister publication in Australia for many years. The response was overwhelming with our judges facing a difficult task in selecting the best of the best.

So, who were the judging panel?

The judges consisted of: Alpha Woolrich, Veterinary Professional Insurance Society; Annabelle Thompson, Suncorp; Claire Sutton, Suncorp New Zealand; David Crawford, Insurance Advisernet; Fiona Hewitt, IAG; Irene Diaz; Katrina Shanks, Financial Adviser NZ; Marni Jackson, Youi NZ; Megan Ferguson, Gallagher Bassett NZ; Mel Gorham, IBANZ; Nic Dorward, nib NZ; Petra Lucioli, Delta Insurance; Racheal Greer, Donaldson Brown Insurance Brokers; and Sharron Botica, AIA NZ. You can find out more about the methodology and process here.

So, we’ve kept you waiting long enough. Now we are proud to announce that the winners of the Insurance Business New Zealand Awards 2021 are…

BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE FROM AN INDIVIDUAL OFFICE

WINNER
RIVAL Wealth

EXCELLENCE AWARD
Lifestyle Cover NZ

BEST DIGITAL STRATEGY INSURER/UNDERWRITING AGENCY

WINNER
DUAL New Zealand

EXCELLENCE AWARDS
nib New Zealand             

Pinnacle Life      

BROKER OF THE YEAR – INDEPENDENT

WINNER
Shane Gadsdon, Discovery Financial Services

BROKER OF THE YEAR – SPECIALIST

WINNER
Dean Spense, Captive Insurance Solutions NZ

BROKERAGE OF THE YEAR > 11+ STAFF

WINNER
Dawson Insurance          

EXCELLENCE AWARD
Bridges Insurance Services

BROKERAGE OF THE YEAR 1- 10 STAFF

WINNER
Sherpa Insurance Brokers & Advocates

BROKING NETWORK OF THE YEAR

WINNER
Insurance Advisernet New Zealand

CLAIMS TEAM OF THE YEAR - INSURER/UNDERWRITING AGENCY

WINNER
Delta Insurance

EXCELLENCE AWARDS
AIG Insurance New Zealand       

DUAL New Zealand

Vero Insurance                

Zurich New Zealand       

GENERAL INSURER BDM OF THE YEAR

WINNER
James McNulty, FMG

NEW ZEALAND UNDERWRITING AGENCY OF THE YEAR

WINNER
DUAL New Zealand

SERVICE PROVIDER OF THE YEAR

WINNER
Hello Claims New Zealand

EXCELLENCE AWARDS
Allianz Partners

Gallagher Bassett            

JAVLN

NZ Roadside Assistance (NZRA)

Smith&Smith®  

YOUNG GUN OF THE YEAR - INDEPENDENT

WINNER
Josh Cuttance, SHARE NZ