Revealed: Women in Insurance Awards winners

Revealed: Women in Insurance Awards winners | Insurance Business

Revealed: Women in Insurance Awards winners

The winners of the inaugural Women in Insurance Awards were announced yesterday evening in a fantastic awards ceremony, with attendees from across the industry gathered to celebrate the success of their peers.

The awards ceremony followed a hugely successful Women in Insurance Summit, which saw over 200 delegates gathered to hear inspiring and thought-provoking talks from New Zealand fashion icon Karen Walker, Achmea Australia CEO Emma Thomas, acting Kiwi Insurance CEO Larissa Vaughan, and many others. Insurance Business extends a huge thank you to all of the speakers, all of whom shared incredible insights into leadership, career success, resilience and facing challenges.

This event was made possible thanks to the support of our platinum sponsor, AIA, and our silver sponsors; AIG, Allianz Partners, Delta Insurance and Suncorp New Zealand.

A special thank you also goes out to supporting partners FinTechNZ and InsurTechNZ.

The finalists and winners of each award category are as follows:

Broker of the Year


  • Faith Owens - Bridge Insurance Services
  • Jaime James - Super City Insurance
  • Leecia Burford - Leecia Burford Financial Services
  • Fiona Keenan - My Insurance Lady

Winner: Faith Owens

Employer of the Year


  • AIA
  • Suncorp New Zealand
  • Zurich

Winner: Zurich

Insurance Professional of the Year


  • Sharron-Moana Botica - AIA
  • Petra Lucioli - Delta Insurance
  • Camilla Gribble - IkonIK
  • Nicki Mackay - FMG
  • Gillian Jacobsen - Crawford & Company
  • Rene Hattingh – Marsh

Winner: Sharron-Moana Botica

Rising Star – Broker


Winner: Steph Wyatt

Rising Star – Insurer


  • Chantal Tawhai – Allianz Partners
  • Lily Wong – Zurich
  • Maddie Sherlock – AIA
  • Phillippa Joll – FMG
  • Sam McDonnell – FMG
  • Courtney Hendriks – AIG

Winner: Phillippa Joll

Marketing and Comms Executive of the Year


Winner: Debbie Lowe