Insurance Business Australia Awards finalists revealed

Article thanks to Insurance Business Australia.

The finalists for the 2020 Insurance Business Australia Awards have been announced today.

The event defines excellence in the insurance industry, recognising the achievements of outstanding brokers, brokerages, insurers, underwriters and industry leaders across a range of categories.

So, who made the shortlist? Here’s a full list of award finalists:

Blake Oliver Australian General Insurer of the Year

Underwriting Agencies Council Australian Underwriting Agency of the Year

Authorised Representative Network of the Year

Red Kite Best Community Engagement Program – Broker

  • allinsure
  • CPR Insurance Services
  • Insurance Advisernet Foundation
  • McLardy McShane Group

Morse Building Consultancy Best Community Engagement Program – Insurer

  • AIG
  • Allianz Australia
  • Chubb
  • icare
  • Insurance Australia Group
  • NTI
  • Zurich Australia Insurance

Best Customer Service from an Individual Office

  • allinsure
  • Australian Elite Insurance Solutions
  • AUZi Insurance
  • Bell Partners Insurance
  • Dixon Insurance Services
  • Granite Belt Insurance Brokers
  • Scott Winton Insurance Brokers
  • Trade Risk

Best Digital Strategy – Brokerage

  • AUZi Insurance
  • CCM Insurance Group
  • Insure 247
  • SRG Group
  • Trade Risk

The Bridge International Best Digital Strategy – General Insurer

Best Digital Strategy - Underwriting Agency

  • Blend Insurance Solutions
  • Blue Zebra Insurance
  • Flex Insurance
  • High Street Underwriting Agency
  • ProRisk

Best Service Provider Award

Broker of the Year - Authorised Representative 

  • Jeremy Andison, Intertrade Insurance Brokers
  • Matthew Bates, Bell Partners Insurance
  • Russell Bresland, Bresland Insurance Group
  • Peter Chamberlain, allinsure
  • Ken Dixon, Dixon Insurance Services
  • Bonni Gordon, Global Risks
  • Tate Harris, allinsure
  • Kristy Martin, Insurance Advisernet Merimbula
  • Sumit Sopori, Imperium Insurance and Financial Solutions

Broker of the Year – Independent (1-19 staff)

  • Max Cuzzocrea, Maxton Insurance Brokers
  • Steven Da Silva, Austbrokers Spt Insurance Brokers
  • John Duncan, JMD Ross Insurance Brokers
  • Dale Hansen, Austbrokers Coast to Coast
  • Karen Hardy, Acme Insurance Brokers
  • Amanda Morris, Arma Insurance Brokers
  • Jeff Pang, Reginsun Credit

Broker of the Year – Independent (20+ Staff)

  • Vikram Choudhry, Crm Brokers
  • Kim Gilbert, Zenith Insurance Services
  • Evan Jackson, Guardian Insurance Brokers
  • Belinda Sigsworth, Austbrokers City State
  • Avi Tatarka, Scott Winton Insurace Brokers
  • Jesse Thrope, Adroit Insurance & Risk

Broker of the Year – Specialist

  • Stephen Elms, Gallagher
  • Roxanne Heibloem, Online Sellers Insurance
  • Rebecca Innes, AUZi Insurance
  • Jane Laybutt, Trans-West Insurance Broker
  • Eayl Machlis, Thunder Insurance
  • Ryan Mansom, Gallagher
  • Enrique Sicurella, CCM Insurance Group

Brokerage of the Year – (1-5 Staff)

  • Bell Partners Insurance
  • Clear Insurance
  • CPR Insurance Services
  • Global Risks
  • InterRe Insurance Brokers
  • MKS Insurance Services
  • Topsail Insurance
  • Trade Risk

Brokerage of the Year (6-20 Staff)

  • allinsure
  • Austbrokers Coast to Coast
  • City Rural Insurance Brokers
  • IMC Insurance Brokers
  • Insure 247
  • Shielded Insurance Brokers
  • Watkins Taylor Stone

QBE Insurance Brokerage of the Year (>20 staff)

  • BAC Insurance Brokers
  • Centrewest Insurance Brokers
  • CRM Brokers
  • Dunk Insurance
  • Holdfast Insurance Brokers
  • McLardy McShane Insurance Brokers
  • Scott Winton Insurance Brokers
  • Zenith Insurance Services

General Insurer BDM of the Year

  • Gordana Bailey, Allianz Australia
  • Thomas Barker, Zurich Insurance Company
  • Christopher Chisholm, Allianz Australia
  • Lisa Hetherington, Zurich Financial Services Australia
  • Shelley Turner, Vero
  • Michael Walker, CGU Insurance

360Globalnet General Insurer Claims Team of the Year

Specialist Brokerage of the Year

  • AUZi Insurance
  • Avatar Brokers
  • Bac Insurance Brokers
  • CCM Insurance Group
  • Comsure Insurance Brokers
  • Cyber Insurance Australia
  • Topsail Insurance
  • Work Health Options

Underwriting Agencies Council Underwriting Agency BDM of the Year

  • Matt Almond, High Street Underwriting Agency
  • Claire Farmer, CHU Underwriting Agencies
  • Katrina Johnson, CHU Underwriting Agencies
  • James Lee, Emergence Insurance
  • James Rogers, GT Insurance
  • Con Stoitsis, Stedfast Underwriting
  • Chris Varkoly, ProRisk

Underwriting Agencies Council Underwriting Agency Claims Team of the Year

  • AM&T
  • CHU Underwriting
  • GT Insurance
  • Mecon Insurance
  • NTI
  • ProRisk
  • Sura Plant & Equipment

Young Gun of the Year – Independent (1-19 Staff)

  • Tanushree Arora-Sopori, Imperium Insurance And Financial Solutions
  • Joseph Cuzzocrea, Maxton Insurance Brokers
  • Brad Dawson, Dawson Insurance
  • Tate Harris, allinsure
  • Roxanne Heibloem, Online Sellers Insurance
  • Natalie Maras, Riverina Finance & Insurance Solutions
  • Joshua Scutts, Shielded Insurance Brokers
  • Daniel Webber, Webber Insurance
  • Aimee Williams, Austbrokers Coast To Coast

Young Gun of the Year – Independent (20+ Staff)

  • Nick Daffy, McLardy McShane
  • Victoria Gash, Lockton Companies Australia
  • Gerald Lodewick, Tony Bemrose Insurance Brokers
  • Matt O'Rourke, LEA Insurance
  • Lauren Reeves, Guardian Insurance Brokers
  • Eli Tatarka, Scott Winton Insurance Brokers
  • Nikita Willis, SRG Group

AXA XL Young Gun of the Year - International

  • Taylor Burstow, Willis Towers Watson
  • Timothy Hardy, Gallagher
  • Brandon Mather, Gallagher
  • Laith Parissi, Gallagher
  • Michael Pham, Aon
  • Caleb Richards, Gallagher

Winners will be revealed at a black-tie gala event at The Star, Sydney on Friday, May 01. Table bookings are open for those who would like to celebrate with the winners on the night.