BIBA picks 2024 young broker from Aon

Conference plans for 2025 and 2026 also announced

BIBA picks 2024 young broker from Aon

Insurance News

By Terry Gangcuangco

Ethan Godlieb (pictured centre), a broker specialising in cyber and technology errors and omissions at Aon UK, has been honoured as the Oliver Rose British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) Young Broker of the Year (YBOY) for 2024.

Commending the YBOY awardee, BIBA chief executive Graeme Trudgill noted: “Ethan showed a determination from the offset to showcase his abilities and innovation – elements he delivered on throughout the process.

“It is wonderful to see our younger professionals have such an understanding of their industry and a willingness to immerse themselves entirely in it. With a hunger for knowledge, a passion for change, and visionary leadership, Ethan portrayed a dedication that was impossible to doubt. He is a worthy winner.”

The judges also cited the exceptional quality of the shortlisted candidates, including runners-up Bamishe Alao of WTW and Ana Gomes-Freire of Berkeley Insurance Group.

Trudgill added: “I’m immensely proud of our three finalists. Not only do they shine with their desire to succeed, they are all highly engaged with our sector. Role models like these will certainly help attract new talent to our sector and continue to make insurance broking a career to be proud of.”

Judged by a panel of independent insurance professionals, the YBOY award celebrates the career progression, sector involvement, professional education, and development of BIBA member brokers aged 35 or younger. It was renamed last year in memory of the late Oliver Rose, 2016’s YBOY recipient who passed away in March 2023.

Meanwhile, BBC broadcaster and this year’s BIBA Conference host Clive Myrie announced that the event will return to Manchester Central for the next two years. The 2025 conference is scheduled for May 14 to 15, and the 2026 conference will be held on May 13 and 14.

“We are thrilled to be able to confirm our plans for the next two years,” BIBA Conference director Emma Chapman said. “This is a positive move enabling plans to be made early by us and our attendees and the many Manchester businesses fulfilling their needs.

“We look forward to welcoming back even more people from the world of insurance to Manchester for the next two years."

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