Direct Life Insurance Awards 2015


There are now almost 50 Direct Life Insurance brands and over 100 products covering Life Insurance, Trauma, TPD, Accidental Death, Funeral and Income Protection products. Plan For Life believe there is a need to identify market leaders and product excellence through an independent, objective and transparent research process which will give industry participants an insight into best practice and a benchmark to compare performance.

Award Categories

The Awards are based on independent research conducted by Plan For Life and submissions received from interested companies.

  • The prestigious Direct Life Insurance Company of the Year Award, presented by Paul Murphy, MD, Ensure Recruitment.
  • Innovation Award
  • Customer Service Award
  • Marketer Awards - Customer Service, Product
  • Product Awards: Term, TPD, Trauma, Accident Cover, Income Protection, Funeral Cover, Consumer Credit

Judging Process

To ensure fairness and transparency in the awards process, the assessment for the Direct Life Insurance Excellence Awards is based on independent research conducted by Plan For Life based on Key Factors including: Company Financial Position, Company Market Performance (sales and market share), Product Features, Premium Rates, Customer Service and data request.

Plan For Life Experience

Plan For Life, Actuaries and Researchers is the leading independent supplier of Australian managed funds and life insurance market information with 25 years in business. We have over ten years’ experience in undertaking research underpinning the Life Company of the Year Awards, recognising Life Insurance Company excellence in the provision of Products and services to financial advisers and their clients.

About Direct Life Insurance Awards 2014

Updated September 2015

Event Details

  • Date: Tuesday 27th October, 2015
  • Time: 11am - 2pm
  • Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Harbourside Room, 140 George Street, The Rocks, Sydney NSW 2000. Entrance is on Circular Quay West. Visiting the MCA

Panel Details

MC and Panel Moderator
Rob Carlton has been a professional actor since he was 14 years old. A recognised face in Australia in both comedy and drama and Silver Logie-winner his credits span TV, film and theatre. Rob's most recent breakout role was that of Kerry Packer in the Paper Giants franchise, for which he was nominated for an Australian Academy Award on top of winning the Silver Logie. 2013 sees Rob continuing his association with ABC TV across a number of dramas and entertainment programs. 

Emma Curtis
Emma is a senior manager in ASIC's Deposit Takers, Credit and Insurers (DCI) team, and leads a team in the Sydney office.

Cameron Haynes
Cameron is the Industry Analyst for Insurance at Google Australia. He advises on business strategy and planning, consumer behaviour, digital marketing & attribution.

Tobias & Tobias
Ash Donaldson
Ash is Principal Consultant for Tobias & Tobias, a design and innovation consultancy with offices in Sydney and London.

Frank Smithers
Frank is Principal at arnold&Bolingbroke, a strategically focused market research and consulting company.