Risk People as at 9 July 2018

New Appointments

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MLC Life welcomes new head of underwriting
MLC Life Insurance has appointed Mick Jones as the new head of underwriting for the company, moving across from HSBC Hong Kong in the equivalent role. Jones starts his new job in August 2018, reporting to chief underwriting officer Debbie Kennedy. 


ANZIIF Australian Insurance Industry Award finalists announced
The Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) has announced the award finalists for the 2018 Australian Insurance Industry Awards. 

  • Small broking company: Austbrokers Coast to Coast, Experien General Insurance Services, Simplex Insurance Solutions
  • Medium broking company: Adroit Insurance & Risk, AEI Insurance Broking Group, GSA Insurance Brokers, McLardy McShane
  • Large broking company: Aon, Marsh
  • Underwriting agency: CHU Underwriting Agencies, Club Marine, NTI, Primacy, UAA
  • Direct general insurance company: Achmea Australia, Lawcover Insurance, NRMA Insurance
  • Small-medium general insurance company: Ansvar Insurance, RAA Insurance, RACT Insurance
  • Large general insurance company: Allianz Australia, CGU, QBE Insurance, Suncorp
  • Life Insurance Company: AIA Australia, BT Financial Group, MetLife, TAL
  • Insurtech program: Advisr, CHU Underwriting Agencies, Cover Genius, MLC Life Insurance
  • Innovation of the year: Gallagher Bassett, MLC Life Insurance, OnePath Life, Suncorp
  • Professional service firm: Barry.Nilsson, DLA Piper, Finity Consulting, McInnes Wilson Lawyers, MinterEllison, Wotton + Kearney
  • Service provider to the industry: DXC Technology, EMLife, IVAA Jewellery Claim Management, JB Hi-Fi Solutions, Phenix Jewellery, Specialised Health
  • Women’s employer: CHU Underwriting Agencies, Suncorp, TAL, Hollard Insurance Company
  • Insurance learning program of the year: Allianz Australia, AMP Life, AUB Group
  • Young insurance professionals employer: Cunningham Lindsey, Hospitality Employers Mutual
  • Young insurance professional: Fiona Fong (Marsh), Michael Jayatilaka (RACT Insurance), Viraj Mody (TAL), Dean Mulheron (Swiss Re).

Momentum Media names first Young Leaders in Finance Award winners

  • Accountant of the Year Jason Robinson, RBK Advisory
  • Auditor of the Year Alex Hardy, Prosperity Advisers Group
  • Bookkeeper of the Year Kathleen Piachaud, Carbon Group
  • CEO of the Year Jack O'Reilly, funding.com.au
  • Director of the Year Caleb Dozzi, Dozzi Financial Advice
  • Entrepreneur of the Year Joel Robbie, Nod
  • Finance Broker of the Year Marshall Condon, Neue Black
  • Financial Adviser of the Year Ray Jaramis, Treysta Financial Life Management
  • Fintech Leader of the Year Chaz Prezident, Crowdfunding.com.au
  • Innovator of the Year  Nathan Smith, Power Tynan
  • Investment Business Development Leader of the Year Charlie Wapshott, Walsh & Company Asset Management
  • Investment Manager of the Year Thomas Lambert, Knightsbridge Wealth Management
  • Legal Counsel of the Year Daniel Houghton, K&L Gates
  • Lending Business Development Leader of the Year Jordan Mutton, Positive Lending Solutions
  • Marketing Professional (Agency) of the Year Harry Brownbill, PHD Media
  • Marketing Professional (In-house) of the Year Sabrina Cortez, Mortgage & Finance Association of Australia (MFAA)
  • Mortgage Broker of the Year Alex Veljancevski, Eventus Financial
  • Principal of the Year Sam Robinson, Pursue Wealth
  • Public Relations/Communications Professional of the Year Sabrina Cortez, Mortgage & Finance Association of Australia (MFAA)
  • Regional Professional of the Year Harley Radovan, Focused on Finance
  • SMSF Adviser of the Year Brett Jackson,   Lantana Private Wealth
  • Thought Leader of the Year Sam Robinson, Pursue Wealth
  • Young Leaders in Finance Excellence award  Joel Robbie, Nod
  • Graduate Program of the Year AMP Services Limited
  • Recruiter of the Year Platinum People Group
  • Education & Training Program of the Year The Outperformer